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    Guide to hosting photo & film events in Istanbul

    Lights, camera, action! We heard you’re thinking about having a photoshoot in Istanbul and we just want to say, that’s a great idea.

    Photoshoots in Istanbul can be an unforgettable experience, and we’re here to help you find the perfect venue to have the photoshoot of your dreams. 

    The city has a lot to choose from! Here you’ll find everything from trendy venues on rooftops to super versatile blank canvases. It’s all glamour here. 

    And, since we always like to go the extra mile, this handy guide covers the best areas for you to have a photoshoot in Istanbul, how to get there, and much more! 

    So, without further ado, let’s get started.

    Types of Photoshoot Rooms in Istanbul

    We’ve already mentioned that Istanbul will leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to photoshoot rooms and we weren’t joking!

    The city is known to tread the fine line between history, culture, and modernity. You’ll find that photoshoot rooms here do the same. You can have your photoshoot in Istanbul in a trendy new-age venue or deeply historical if that’s what you prefer.

    What’s more, some photoshoot rooms in Istanbul may also have stunning views of the city’s marvellous architecture or the glistening Bosphorus Sea. 

    Whatever your mood board, we’re pretty sure you’ll find a photoshoot room in Istanbul - and just in case you don’t, get in touch with our local experts. They’ll help you find what you need.

    The Best Areas for a Photoshoot in Istanbul

    Now that we’ve discussed the types of venues you’ll find, let’s get to the next important part- the best areas to find a photoshoot room in Istanbul.

    Honestly, the entire city is gorgeous and you’ll find some great photoshoot rooms all over Istanbul but to make your job slightly easier, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites.

    You can also check out this article on the 6 Best Areas in Istanbul for Hosting An Event for more areas in Istanbul that are great for photoshoots.


    Now, we can’t write about photoshoots in Istanbul and miss mentioning the city’s most fashionable district!

    Nişantaşı is where the who’s who of Istanbul hang out, and can you blame them? The neighbourhood is packed with high-end designer stores, chic boutiques, and some of the city’s trendiest cafes and restaurants.

    And while that vibe can help you prepare for a glamorous photoshoot in Istanbul, it’s just the beginning. The photoshoot venues in Nişantaşı are equally tasteful. For example, check out this photoshoot room with its elegant and unique setup.

    Emirgan Park

    While photoshoots outdoors are always pretty, the weather and lighting can play spoilsport. That’s why we say go for the next best thing and pick a fabulous venue close to nature but where you have more control over external factors.

    We have some absolutely stunning photoshoot rooms in Istanbul, close to the gorgeous Emirgan Park, including this one with a futuristic vibe and iconic interiors

    That’s not the only reason why we suggest Emirgan Park for your photoshoot in Istanbul. The location is not only in the heart of the city, but if you’ve got the time and a few extra shots you might just be able to use that in the park nearby.


    Another hot favourite for photoshoots in Istanbul is Beyoğlu. It’s a modern neighbourhood on the European side of the city, just like Emirgan Park. And you might just want to take a few extra shots with these fancy streets as a backdrop.

    The photoshoot venues here are not any less opulent. In Beyoğlu, you’ll find some of the best photoshoot rooms in Istanbul. For example, how do you fancy having your photoshoot in an emblematic venue with a grand atmosphere?

    And, if all that posing and shooting gets your team hungry, you’ll be happy to know that this neighbourhood also has some of the best restaurants in the city. Great food and great photos, could you want anything more?

    Getting To Your Photoshoot in Istanbul

    Transport in Istanbul is pretty straightforward. The public transportation in the city is convenient and well-connected so we’re sure you’ll have no trouble getting to your photoshoot in Istanbul.

    And, if you really want to travel like a local in Istanbul, we recommend you check out The Ultimate Guide to Getting Around Istanbul

    If you’re going to be around the city for a couple of days or if you plan on travelling a fair bit within Istanbul, we recommend getting the IstanbulKart card for public transport in Istanbul when you’re here. This smart card allows you to pay the fare on the metro, Marmaray, ferries, and city buses. 

    Photographers for Your Photoshoot in Istanbul

    Photoshoot rooms in Istanbul are gorgeous but to make your photo shoot as successful as possible, you’ll need to hire a photographer who can truly capture it.

    You can hire freelance professional photographers for your photoshoot in Istanbul or you can also go through an agency. There are plenty of choices for both of these options. Websites such as Flytographer, Local Grapher, and Sweet Escape have plenty of photographers to choose from.

    And, if you still can’t find what you’re looking for - our local experts are there for you!

    Makeup Artists and Hairstylists for Your Photoshoot in Istanbul

    What’s a photoshoot without all the glamour that accompanies it? Makeup artists and hairstylists play a huge role in making your vision come to life and finding the right one can make all the difference.

    We know that it can be daunting to find makeup artists and hairstylists you trust in a new city but this is where social media comes in handy. 

    Most makeup artists and hairstylists have a social media presence so use this to your advantage! Spend some time on their pages to find one that matches your aesthetic. You can also read testimonials online or reach out to ex-clients for an honest opinion.

    Some of the top makeup artists in Istanbul such as Selin Cigerci, Ebru Polat, and Ferdi Midilli have a strong social media reputation and their social media pages speak for themselves.

    Alternatively, you can also hire local beauty salons and parlours to help you with the makeup and hairstyling for your photoshoot in Istanbul. Most salons even offer a free trial so you’ll get a taste of what to expect!

    And as always, our local experts are here to help you. Feel free to reach out to us and we’ll be happy to assist you in finding a makeup artist or hairstylist that suits your fancy!

    Catering for Photoshoot Rooms in Istanbul

    Last but not least, don’t forget the food. Photoshoots can be a demanding affair, and a well-fed crew is a happy crew.

    Istanbul has plenty of food options and you’re going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to local delicacies. Not all photoshoot rooms in Istanbul have an in-house catering service, though, so it helps to be prepared.

    We’ve put together a list of The Best Event Caterers in Istanbul to help you cater your photoshoot in Istanbul.

    Alternatively, you could hire a food truck to cater for your photoshoot in Istanbul. We can go on about the street food in Istanbul but in the interest of time, we’ve narrowed it down to our Top 5 Food Trucks in Istanbul.

    A Guide to Hosting Photoshoots in Istanbul

    FAQ about Istanbul Photo & Film Studios

    Where can I hire photography equipment for my photoshoot?

    Several photoshoot rooms in Istanbul usually have technical equipment for hire for photoshoots. However, if there’s something specific you need, our local experts will be able to help you with any special requests.

    What are the cancellation policies for photoshoot rooms in Istanbul?

    The cancellation fee would vary depending on the photoshoot room and their terms and conditions but as a general rule of thumb, most venues do not refund your money if you cancel less than 48 hours before the booking date.

    How can I unwind after my photoshoot in Istanbul?

    You’ll be surprised at how much there is to do in Istanbul! Not only does the city have some excellent restaurants and bars, but there are also several cultural institutions and monuments you can visit. And, if that doesn’t quite interest you, a cruise along the Bosphorus Sea is an unmissable experience.

    Do I need to get a permit to have a photoshoot in Istanbul?

    If your photo shoot is at an indoor venue, you don’t need a permit. However, if you plan to shoot outdoors, especially in crowded tourist places and have a lot of equipment, you’ll need to get permission from the local authorities.

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