SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA PHOTO STUDIO RENTAL IN BERKELEY, CA. Ringlight Studios is a highly versatile compact photo studio space just minutes away from downtown San Francisco, located in an upscale area of Berkeley. This studio is available for rent to creative professionals such as photographers and hair/makeup artists, to use as a creative photography studio. Located within the historic Berkeley Kitchens Building, Ringlight studios is available for rent by the hour or full-day on a per-use basis for photo studio rentals. All lighting gear is included with each photo studio rental, and the studio features a variety of amenities with ample free street parking in this safe upscale area.
San Francisco Bay Area Photo Studio Rental: If you’re looking for a photo studio to rent by the hour, or full-day in the Bay Area, look no further. This compact 410 sq. ft photo studio rental space is equipped with a south-facing window that produces beautiful natural light throughout the day, or this window can be blocked off with V-flats for a more controlled photo studio lighting setup. This studio is also equipped with multiple studio strobes, a comprehensive collection of light modifiers, and numerous backdrops and stands for still photography. Please see the image below for the studio dimensions (20ft. x 20ft. x 9ft.):
San Francisco Bay Area Photo Studio Rental: STUDIO LIGHTING INCLUDED WITH EACH RENTAL
Included with each studio rental is use of all lighting gear, light modifiers, stands, backdrops, and amenities. For lighting, each studio rental includes four (4) AlienBee strobes, with PocketWizard PlusX wireless triggers at no extra charge. Up to five (5) additional Einstein e640 strobes can be added to your studio rental for an additional fee. Also included with your studio rental at no extra charge is a unique continuous ringlight with actual bulbs (not LEDs) and a dimmer switch which provides a highly unique look, and with a shallow depth-of-field. For a complete listing of all studio lighting gear and modifiers included with your studio rental, please visit the Studio Lighting and Included Equipment page.
2701 Eighth Street, Studio 204
Berkeley, CA 94710 USA
By appointment only. No walk-ins.
There is an cafe located on the ground floor called Standard Fare, along with ample free street parking surrounding this safe upscale area.
By car: Located in West Berkeley, Ringlight Studios is just minutes away from San Francisco via the Bay Bridge. Take the Bay Bridge from San Francisco to I-580 West/I-80 East, past Ikea to the Ashby exit.
Via Bart: The nearest Bart station to Righlight Studios is Ashby Bart. From Ashby Bart it is a five minute ride by car to Ringlight Studios. There is a free West Berkeley Shuttle from Ashby Bart to the Rightlight Studios location that runs Monday thru Friday.
Contact: If you are interested in booking a studio reservation, please use click on the BOOK NOW page to submit your booking request, thank you.
SAMPLE PHOTOS TAKEN AT RINGLIGHT STUDIOS With an abundance of strobes, light modifiers, backdrops, and gear, Ringlight Studios is an extremely versatile studio for shooting many different types of photography. From portraits and headshots, to full-length e-commerce and fashion, the possibilities are endless. Below are just some examples of the different styles of photography, all taken at Ringlight Studios.
San Francisco Bay Area Photo Studio Rental: ALL YOURS. NEVER SHARED
Ringlight Studios is a compact private San Francisco Bay Area photo studio rental space located within the historic Berkeley Kitchens Building. The building itself is made up of individual studios and offices, but when renting Ringlight Studios, renters gain sole access to the studio while shooting. Your shooting space is not shared with others, and the studio is all yours while shooting.
San Francisco Bay Area Photo Studio Rental: OVER 25+ SEAMLESS BACKDROPS INCLUDED WITH EACH RENTAL
Besides the standard colors you may find in most San Francisco Bay Area photo studio rental spaces, (white, gray, and black,) Ringlight Studios offers over 25 different seamless paper backdrop colors from Savage Universal to add variety and color to your in-studio shooting. Vibrant colors such as pink, blue mist, deep yellow, and many others can greatly enhance certain types of photography, especially beauty headshots, makeup artist portfolios, product photography, and much more. Please note, there is an additional fee for a full sweep of the white seamless only. For a complete listing of all studio seamless paper backdrops included with your studio rental, please visit the Studio Lighting and Included Equipment page.
San Francisco Bay Area Photo Studio Rental: STUDIO AMENITIES
Free Wifi. Mini Fridge. Bottled Water. Workstation area. Wireless Bluetooth speaker. Ample free street parking. Cafe downstairs. The list goes on and on. What’s the fun of shooting if it’s in an uninviting or boring space? Ringlight Studios offers many studio amenities to make this San Francisco Bay Area photo studio rental space fun and comfortable while shooting. For a complete listing of all studio amenities included with your studio rental, please visit the Ringlight Studio Amenities page.
San Francisco Bay Area Photo Studio Rental: NATURAL LIGHT PHOTO STUDIO
What makes Ringlight Studios unique is that the studio space offers a large south-facing window that lets in sunlight throughout the entire day, without the harshness of direct sun. This light can be blocked off with the included black V-flats to control and shape the light, or the use the studio V-flats to block out the natural light entirely and shoot with strobes. The choice is yours. San Francisco Bay Area photo studio rentals don’t always include natural light as an option, so take advantage of this option if needed.
San Francisco Bay Area Photo Studio Rental: WEEKENDS & EVENING STUDIO RENTALS AVAILABLE
The main studio hours are weekdays from 9am-5pm. However, Ringlight Studios is available for rent both evenings and weekends as well. need to book a shoot after traditional work hours? No problem. Ringlight Studios is a San Francisco Bay Area photo studio rental that has flexible hours to accommodate your busy lifestyle.
San Francisco Bay Area Photo Studio Rental: HAVE A QUESTION?
Have a question not covered here? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. Please use the BOOK NOW page to submit your request for a studio reservation. If you still have a question about renting the studio, please email Info@ringlightstudios.com or call 510.384.3837 for more information.