Photography studio for hire in Melbourne

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

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.

Studio features at a glance:

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

The photography studio facilities

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

Full day and half day photography studio hire rates

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

Half day studio hire = $260

4 hours studio hire. 8am – 12pm OR 1pm – 5pm.

After hours studio hire = $350

4 hours studio hire. 6pm – 10pm

Full day studio hire = $350

9 hours studio hire. 8am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday Rate = $500

9 hours studio hire. 8am – 5pm (full day only)

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.

Half Day (4hr) Bookings :

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

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

  • 8am – 5pm

Please Contact Us to make a booking.

Photography studio hire lighting & equipment options

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.

Get Yourself An Office

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.

Rent starts from $220 +gst p/week and includes:

  • One free full day studio hire ($350 value) or 2 free half-days ($520 value) per month
  • 50% discount on further studio hire
  • All bills and outgoings
  • Unlimited Internet (wifi or wired)
  • Your own 9sqm private lockable office
  • 24 / 7 access
  • Table tennis

If you would like a tour please call Mark on 0438 242 676.  Obviously this is subject to availability.

Contact us

To make a booking or check availability 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