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Resource Round-Up: Production Studios In Pittsburgh


Are you looking for a space to take photos or produce videos? Finding the right studio space in Pittsburgh for your project can often be a little tricky.  
Here’s a list of studio spaces in the Pittsburgh area to help connect you with the creative space you need. Studio spaces are categorized by location, lighting, equipment, and more to help you find the right fit.

None of the mentions below are sponsored, and this list is constantly growing. Other websites may help you find additional spaces, like Peerspace

Not seeing your favorite space, or the space you manage? Send an email to Sarah Schreck at sschreck@pittsburghartscouncil.org and we’ll add it to this list. 

Ashley Reed Photography Studio | @ashleyreedstudios | 201 North Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15208 
Lighting
: Natural light 
Backdrops: All white walls, some painted brick, windows 
Equipment: Freight elevator available for furniture and props. Wi-Fi available. 
Vibe: Bright and airy 
Specialty: Boudoir, family, portraits, holiday 
 

Manufacture Studio (Craig Thompson Photography) | 1711 Our Way, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219 
Lighting
: Assorted strobes, power packs, mono strobes, hot lights, frenels, C stands, light stands, softboxes, umbrellas, light modifiers, light diffusion panels, and extension cords available for rent. 
Backdrops: Large cyclorama wall 
Equipment: Grip equipment, lighting accessories, fans, fog machines, props, and much more 
Vibe: Modern, creative, industrial, commercial 
Specialty: Stills, commercials, interviews, and music videos 
 

Kaela Speicher Studio | @Kaela_speicher | 174 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, PA, 15202 
Lighting
: 1 Alien Bee B800 light with a large Octobox, including Pocket Wizard transmitter and receiver  
Backdrops: Variety of seamless backdrops, wood flooring, and natural light 
Equipment: Light stands, extension cords, reflectors 
Vibe: Relaxed, minimal 
Specialty: Boudoir, maternity, portraits, family, etc.  
 

Opya Studios | @OpyaStudios | 2402 Sidney St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203 
Lighting
: 2 Alien Bee strobe lights with a medium-sized Octobox, including Neewer Wizard receiver and transmitter 
Backdrops: Cyclorama wall includes white, black, and grey backdrops, additional backdrops available 
Equipment: Assortment of chairs, stools, extension cords, reflectors 
Vibe: Minimal, spacious, and multidisciplinary 
Specialty: Portraits, fashion, product photography, and editorial with a minimal feel 
 

Javo Studios | @javostudios |  5137 Holmes St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 
Lighting
: Multiple floors of the building offer different light, with large windows and additional outlets for natural light 
 
Backdrops: Industrial walls, interior walls, several colored backdrops 
Equipment: Not listed on website 
Vibe: Industrial, faux commercial sets 
Specialty: Commercial, product, lifestyle 
 

Pamela Salai Photo Studio | @ studio415pgh | 415 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212 
Lighting
: Natural lighting 
Backdrops: Features exposed brick, white wall, grey walls 
Equipment: Chairs, stools, fitting room, mirror, dress rack, backdrop stand, reflector with boom, a fan, and extension cords 
Vibe: Natural light, open concept, furniture available 
Specialty: Often used for maternity, family 
 

Studio 1933 Pittsburgh | @mariahtreiberphotography | 1933 Crafton Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA, 15205 
Lighting
: Natural light 
Backdrops: White textured walls 
Equipment: Access to all furniture, props, and décor 
Vibe: Bo-ho, relaxed, minimal 
Specialty: Boudoir, maternity, portraits, products, events etc.  
 

Studio 436 | @studio436pgh | 436 Main St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15220 
Lighting
: Natural light 
Backdrops: Space features charcoal, white, and gray walls, and a wall of windows  
Equipment: Furniture (listed on the website), gold mirror, private dressing area, hair and makeup station, fan, Bluetooth speaker, steamer 
Vibe: Open with domestic furniture, feminine, comfortable 
Specialty: Boudoir, maternity, portraits 
 

Studio Avery (managed by Orionvega) | @orionvegamedia | 502 Avery Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212 
Lighting
: Production lighting; equipment not listed, but pictured on site 
Backdrops: Green screen available, black walls in space 
Equipment: Movable acoustic panels, chairs, tables, assorted grip equipment, stands, sandbags, internal makeup and wardrobe room available. Audio monitors, video monitors, and a projector are also available. 
Vibe: Production, commercial, soundstage 
Specialty: Multidisciplinary production; In-house producer available to advise on audio, video, or photography project 
 

StudioME | @studiome_llc | 5819 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206 
Lighting
: 6 LED panel lighting on moveable stands; C-stands, apple boxes, clamps, grip gear  
Backdrops: Renters can choose from four 12′ seamless paper backdrops. 
Equipment: Ample cameras, lighting, and audio equipment available for rent 
Vibe: Commercial, production, advanced 
Specialty: Multimedia production; post-production workstations available 
 

TJL Studios | 20 Leonberg Road, Building E, Cranberry, PA, 16066 
Lighting and Backdrops:
Studio Set Stage, 16x25ft Green Screen, 19x19ft White Infinite Cyc, or create your own with our a black or LED star curtain. Each studio area has a full lighting grid that includes individual 20-amp circuits and a Strand Palette OS lighting console. 
Equipment: Not listed on website 
Vibe: Minimal, multidisciplinary 
Specialty: Features a studio that can be transformed into any set