Firstly, we’re pretty proud of our Google reviews!  Thanks for the love, everyone!!

  • Super organised, clean, but most of all went way over the top to be accommodating and help out. Not your usual studio experience. Bunch of legends. Thanks for having us!

    Oli Sansom

    Such a great space! Perfect for a range of creative endeavours - highly recommended!

    Geena G

    The studio is great. Everything you need. N atmosphere. Mark is fantastic, friendly and really easy going. Thanks!

    Erik S
  • Fantastic space for my clothing brand, Sally Rae's first photo shoot. The studio is well equipped & Mark was really helpful with the lighting set up.
    I will definitely be using this space again, thanks Epic Studios!

    Anna Chiera

    Epic really is a great end-to-end professional photography studio. I've used their services a bunch now, and they always deliver amazing results.

    Matt Stirling

    Great studio! Chilled and comfortable space.. Thanks guys!

    BG Studios
  • I highly recommend Epic Studios! The atmosphere is so positive. Great studio space. The team is so friendly and very professional. Big thanks. Xxx

    Josephine Karge

    A great space with a large cyclorama and everything thing you need, great location, easy access and free parking outside. A relaxing, comfy and fully equipped place to have my first shoot in. Mark was a great host, extremely helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend!

    Zia Gregor

    Excellent studio. Great environment and the options for background etc were many. Wouldn’t hesitate to use this studio again for a photo shoot.

    Brian Peters

Photography studio for hire in Melbourne

We’re south of the Yarra, but with a northside edge and a great price.

Photography studio for hire located in the heart of South Yarra, just a designer handbag’s throw from Chapel Street where you will find cafes, bars and of course the famous fashion district.  Disclaimer: we wouldn’t throw a designer handbag.

Just because you chucked some chap-laps on the way here doesn’t mean we’re all suits and Lambos.  Epic Studios is a large 250sqm New York style warehouse studio, situated on the first floor with a buzzing vibe that inspires and drives creativity. We built this studio knowing it had to be absolutely perfect for fashion and portraiture whilst retaining enough room to build a set or style an advertising shoot and by all accounts we bloody nailed it.  The building itself has a proud creative history, housing Riva Fashions textile manufacturing and then the studio of the late Eryk Fitkau, one of the true photography greats.  We hope we’re doing them proud.  Our photography studio for hire can be used for fashion photography, advertising photography, interviews, family portraits, corporate headshots or even small events or gallery exhibitions.

The space offers an open plan layout, high exposed ceilings and a 6m wide cyclorama. The foyer, makeup station, chillout area/table tennis and showers are all included in the photography studio hire. Cameras, lenses, backdrops, studio lights/flashes and video lights are also available upon request.  It really is a beautiful setting for any kind of creative project from photo shoots to workshops.

We are one of Melbourne’s most affordable photography studio hire facilities so we can cater for everyone’s needs, from students to big productions.

Epic Studios is available for hire 7 days a week between 8am – 5pm (after hours available upon request) with a free carpark right outside the front door. We are also within walking distance of South Yarra train station and Hawksburn train station.


Seriously, isn’t this just a fashion photoshoot dream?  Check it out:

  • Cyclorama: 6m wide x 4m deep

  • Lighting and gear hire on-site

  • Black/white poly boards, reflectors, shot bags and c-stands

  • Paper rolls and backdrop hire on site

  • Complete visual privacy of shooting space

  • Paper roll near window for natural light

  • Reverse cycle heating/cooling in shooting space

  • Free WiFi

  • Three phase power outlet

  • Change room / styling area

  • Make up station on wheels with power outlets

  • Tether table on wheels with power outlets

  • Large shooting space and production area

  • Helpful studio manager on-site

  • 1 car park provided, street parking nearby, Jam Factory parking just around the corner

  • Steamer and large double rail clothes rack

  • We guarantee the cyc will be white and the space will be clean


Creativity and functionality provided: So you can relax and focus on what you do best.


Full day, half day, evening or weekend photo studio hires – Studio available 7 days a week!
All prices exclude gst

Weekday Studio Hire

Full Day (8-5): $350

Half Day Morning (8-12): $260

Half Day Afternoon (1-5): $260

Weekdend Studio Hire

Full Day (8-5): $500

Half Day Morning (8-12): $350

Half Day Afternoon (1-5): $350

After Hours Studio Hire

Weekday Evening Session (6-10): $350

Weekend Evening Session (6-10): $500

Additional hours of hire are available at $70 per hour.  Please note this is not always available, please check with studio manager.

What’s included?

Poly Boards INCLUDED
Light Stands INCLUDED
Clothes Rack INCLUDED
Garment Steamer INCLUDED
Reflectors INCLUDED
Kitchen/Lounge/Shower INCLUDED

Equipment for hire (to be used on-site only)

1/2 Day Full Day
3x Broncolor Lights & Softboxes $170 $240
3x Constant Video Lights & Reflectors $170 $240
Broncolor 170 Parabolic $70 $110
Canon 5d mk iii Body $80 $140
Canon 24-70 2.8 ii $30 $50
Canon 70-200 2.8 is ii $40 $70
Canon 16-35 2.8 iii $40 $70
Canon 85 1.8 $30 $50
Canon 50 1.2 $40 $70
Backdrops, etc:
2.7m Paper Rolls and Stand $45 $60
Fabric backdrops and Stand $45 $60
Teleprompter $40 $55

Want to check a date?  Check our Studio Calendar for availability.

This calendar also shows tentative bookings as busy, so if you need a specific date and it is showing busy please get in touch and I can check more thoroughly for you.
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Half Day (4hr) Bookings :

  • 8am – 12pm or
  • 1pm – 5pm or
  • 6pm – 10pm

Full Day Bookings
(Weekend bookings are full day only):

  • 8am – 5pm


Phone or email Mark
0438 242 676


You are welcome to hire our space and bring your own gear or, if you’d prefer, you can use our lighting, accessories and even our cameras.


Lights and Modifiers

We use Broncolor studio flash heads and modifiers and have a range of stands and softboxes to suit, but please enquire if you need something specific.

Cameras and Lenses

We are Canon shooters, so our cameras and lenses are all Canon, but we’re not brandist, so your Nikon or Sony is very welcome in our studio.


We’ve got reflectors, tripods, stands, gels, stools, tables and props, which should help to make a shoot awesome.


Well, you’ve scrolled a long way to get here, so you must be loving what you see, but I assume you still have some unscratched itch.  Hopefully some of these answers to FAQs will help  🙂

Where is the best place to park our cars?

We are very lucky to be able to provide you with one free car park right at the door when you hire our studio.  There are other carparks next to this one, but they are allocated to resident photographers in the studio.  If you would like to use these car parks please let us know before the day of hire and we will invoice extra for the use of these car parks.  The cheapest car parking in the area is 200m away at Jam Factory where they have $7 early bird parking before 10am.

Is the studio suitable for recording video and audio?

Yes.  And no.  Please read carefully.  The space is excellent for video and we have video lighting for hire that looks great as well.  The acoustic quality of the space is quite good and there has been extensive audio treatment to create a room that is not too “live” and not too “dead”. We have had many video/audio recordings happen where clients have had great experiences.  The big, hairy BUT is that the studio is not acoustically isolated and noise from outside or from our office space can bleed into your recordings depending on the equipment and setup you are using.
My advice is that if you need really clean audio, to book a time for a weekend or after hours where there is less chance of audio issues.

Is there equipment or backdrops available that aren’t listed for hire?

We are always adding new gear, backdrops and cool toys to the gear room, and sometimes that can take a while to update on the website.  If there’s something in particular you hope we have, just ask!  We might have it!

Do you offer discounts for students or charities?

I think the studio is very good value at the retail rate and I hope you do too.  For this reason and many others we just don’t discount our rates.  Occasionally there are outstanding reasons to create an exception.  If you think you should be an exception then hit me up, but please be prepared that the answer is most likely going to be no.

Can I pop in for a tour?

Of course! I’d be happy to show you the space. Stand in it, get a feel for how you might set up and how your team might function. 95% of people who see the space end up booking it, so get on in here! Just let me know before you come, because if there’s a shoot happening that needs privacy then we can’t just barge in.

Move Your Business to One of Our Offices

Epic Studios has 10 private, lockable offices for your business to call home.  Here you can spend every day surrounded by like-minded creatives sharing experiences and ideas.  We hold monthly catered meetings to keep the social aspect alive and we love to throw in the occasional social event where we all get to extend invitations to our friends, family and networks.

Offices from $188 +gst p/week including:

  • 2 free half-days ($520 +gst value) per month
  • 50% discount on further studio hire
  • 50% discount on equipment hire
  • Electricity, water, etc.
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Unlimited Internet (wifi or wired)
  • Your own 9sqm (3mx3m) private lockable office
  • 24 / 7 access
  • Only 2 month minimum term – no huge lock-in!

If you would like a tour please call Mark on 0438 242 676.

Check out our current Studio Residents!

Contact us

Please check our availability, and then to make a booking please phone or email Mark.

Studio Manager

Mark Fitzgerald: 0438 242 676

Studio Address

15 Simmons Street, South Yarra

Studio Hire is available 7 days a week – check out the rates here
Our calendar is public – check our availability here