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 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: Natural light from two-story windows on front wall. Available for rent: assorted strobes, power packs, hot lights, C stands, light stands, softboxes, reflectors, umbrellas, light modifiers 

Backdrops: Industrial walls, interior painted walls, colored paper backdrops, faux textured panels, faux grass, various flooring options, custom commercial sets and/or interior painted walls built for an additional cost 

Equipment: Assortment of chairs, stools, tables, hanging racks, metal shelving, ladders, extension cords, steamers, small grip equipment and props, wifi, printer, and access to projector with 14' drop-down screen

Vibe: Industrial, urban, faux commercial sets, open concept, multidisciplinary, garage drive-in access on lower level

Specialty: Commercial photography (product & lifestyle), video production, corporate/off-site meetings, art shows, movie screenings

Pamela Salai Photo Studio | @ studio415pgh | 415 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212 
: 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