Cape Town has come to be known as the place to find fellow creatives and those seeking their personal niche when it comes to self-expression. Well-serviced and fairly-priced photography studios are in demand to serve as a platform for any video or photoshoot project – professional or just for fun. Leora Hart spotlights some of the city’s top photography studios that can be found in various locations from the CBD and Woodstock, all the way through to the Northern Suburbs.
This space lives up to its name with the wide-area available for photography, video, film and events. Sun-kissed windows against a backdrop of Table Mountain compliments time spent here.
Located close to Cape Town City Centre in the central hub of Paarden Island, the studios are situated on the top two floors of the tallest building in the area with floor space totalling 720m². Whether it be a product photoshoot or an artisanal event, Infinity Studios can help you make your production a success.
Where: 7 Section Street, Section Street Business Centre, Units 301 & 401, Paarden Island
Photo Hire is a premium photographic and film equipment rental house in Zonnebloem, Cape Town. Photo Hire offers a full complement of gear from brands such as RED, Phase One, Canon, Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm, broncolor, Briese, Profoto, Kino Flo, Eizo, and more. With a film and photo gear inventory of everything from sandbags to silks, Photo Hire is a one-stop destination for all your production needs.
Hosting three spacious, fully equipped studios that come with a built-in infinity curve, lounge area, full kitchen, hair/ makeup station, dining area, workstation, Wi-Fi and 3 Phase Power, Photo Hire can accommodate small projects to large scale film productions and almost anything in between.
At 300m², Studio A is perfect for smaller shoots, while Studio C is a 400m² white studio with Green Screen capability and a large built-in 10 x 14m infinity curve. Sunrise Film Studio is a versatile blank canvas offering 405m² of space with various textured walls and large movable flats.
Where: 47 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Curve Space Studio offers a 118 square meter, double height, white studio in the heart of Woodstock. This beautiful timber floored daylight studio enjoys the warm afternoon sunlight and spectacular views of the mountain.
The studio rental space is a ‘blank canvas’ available for a plethora of applications, such as; film shoots, photographic shoots, pop up shops, art exhibitions, exclusive events, workshops, dance, yoga, personal training, exercise and more…
Studio Dimensions: 15.5m(l) x 7.6m(w) x 4.4m(h)
Daylight or blackout
Use of a kitchen, lounge and bathroom
Steam press, poly-boards and clothing rails
Sound system, exercise mats and mirrors
Production assistance, security and additional equipment available upon request.
Please visit their website curvespace.co.za or Facebook page – Curve Space Studio or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone/WhatsApp/Telegram Dylan or Lindsay on 021 447 5898 or 084 300 4324
Where: 25 Church Street, Woodstock, Cape Town
If you’re looking for spectacular views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, and the iconic Mother City Skyline as well as a place to let your thoughts run wild, then Rooftop on Bree is the place for you.
The venue has floor-to-ceiling double volume glass windows with a large contemporary bar and luscious plant décor. Feel free to sip your cocktail and watch the sunset on the 150m2 deck.
Two niche features of the space is a retractable skylight roof, which opens and closes with the simple click of a button as well as an infinity curve wall – making the space a must-shoot venue for many a photographer.
The venue is available for private hire and events, including weddings, corporate functions, year-end celebrations, birthdays, photo and studio shoots, and anything else your imagination dreams up. You owe it to yourself to frequent this venue at least once! Go on, dare to dream!
Where: 170 Bree Street, Cape Town CBD
Spread over 3 parallel buildings in the trendy suburb of Woodstock, Roodebloem studios play host to not one, not two, but four phenomenal studio spaces able to cater to everything from vehicle advertising to baby product photography.
They also have a gear rental company and 14 knowledgeable staff as well as generators as a backup to dreaded load shedding. You dream it, they make it possible. The studio spaces are also available for private events and even seated dinners. Old-world charm meets modern finesse with its stunning Oregon floors and ceilings.
Where: 27 & 43 Roodebloem Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
The name Orms has become synonymous with branded photographic gear at great value and now they’ve made their extensive twenty years plus knowledge accessible to the public with the Orms Photographic School.
With the rise of learning digitally becoming the new normal, they have catered to all with some of their courses available online, as well as on-campus. Courses are available for almost any level of photography, including courses for Smartphone photography as well as PhotoShop learning.
Orms also prides themselves on turning out successful students and as such, also hosts exhibitions for the public. And of course, don’t forget the original Orms photographic store with exceptional photographic gear to buy or rent.
Offering a studio space that is available for content, product shoots, self-tapes and more, Metropolis Photo Studio prides itself on being elegant and accessible. A truly fantastic venue to set up your video and photo productions.
The space includes static lighting for both video and photography and carpeted flooring specifically for noise reduction. There is also a selection of different fabric screen options and various floor solutions for full-length shots – applying style and diversity to the frame.
Metropolis also has close affiliations with industry professionals and creatives who are available for hire upon booking.
Where: 10 Marconi Crescent, Montague Gardens, Cape Town