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    A Guide to Hosting a Photoshoot in Malta

    Hi there, event planners. We heard through the grapevine that you’re planning a photoshoot in Malta, and we’re here to make sure that your planning stays as relaxed as the island life.

    That’s why, we’ve put together this guide to hosting a photoshoot in Malta so you have one (or several!) fewer things to worry about.

    So sit back, relax, sip a cocktail, and enjoy this handy guide that tells you everything you need to know, from what to expect from photoshoot rooms in Malta to who are the best makeup artists and hair stylists in Malta.

    We’ve got it all covered right here, so let’s get right to it without wasting any more time.

    1) Choosing the Right Photoshoot Space in Malta for You

    As any photographer will tell you, if you find the right location for your photoshoot, half their work is done. After all, if you can nail the lighting and backdrop naturally, the less you’ll need to manually adjust your settings. 

    Well lucky for us, there are all types of photoshoot rooms in Malta.

    1. Historic venues: There’s something dreamy about hosting a photoshoot in a historic palace, isn’t there? Well, lucky for us, Malta has plenty of those on offer! 

    From 17th-century venues with Baroque architecture and Murano chandeliers to grand castles that look like they’ve come straight out of a fairytale, these magnificent event venues will provide the perfect regal backdrop to your photoshoot

    It's like stepping into your very own fairytale, where every shot tells a tale of beauty and majestic grandeur.

    2. Rustic spaces: Just like historic venues, rustic event spaces in Malta have their own unique charm. These event venues are like something out of a storybook, with their sturdy stone walls, weathered wooden beams, and vintage interiors.

    If you're looking for a photoshoot venue in Malta with that heartwarming countryside feel and a sprinkle of old-world magic, these rustic event venues in Malta are your dream setting.

    3. Outdoor venues: As any photographer worth his salt will tell you, good photography is all about the lighting and there’s honestly no better light than natural light. 

    This is why you’ll be pleased to know that Malta has some seriously cool outdoor photoshoot spots that are just waiting for your creative lens. From historic gardens and picturesque courtyards to stunning seaside locations, you'll find these venues are like little pockets of charm that'll help you get the perfect shot.

    4. Photoshoot studios: If you want to go the traditional route, you’ll find plenty of photoshoot studios in Malta. These photoshoot spaces for hire are like blank canvases ready for your creativity to run wild.

    With top-notch equipment and versatile spaces, you can bring your vision to life, whether it's a portrait session, a product shoot, or a fashion editorial. So, say goodbye to unpredictable weather and hello to the controlled comfort of these studios.

    5. Restaurant venues: It’s not unusual to use a restaurant as a cool photoshoot space in Malta. It's not just about delicious food; these places often come with fabulous atmospheres, stylish interiors, and charming outdoor seating. 

    Whether you're hosting a food photoshoot, showcasing the ambience, or even shooting a unique fashion spread, these restaurants often serve as the perfect backdrop for a great photoshoot.

    Plus, you can always sneak in a tasty bite between shots – a win-win, right?

    2) The Best Areas for Hosting a Photoshoot in Malta

    Now that we've got the lowdown on the types of photoshoot venues in Malta, it's time to tell you where to find them. While you could explore the whole island, we've got your back with some popular areas to kickstart your photoshoot adventure.

    1. Valletta: You can’t write a guide about photoshoot spaces in Malta and leave out Valletta. The capital city has pretty much everything you need, from restaurants to shopping to some of the best photoshoot rooms in Malta.

    And, that’s unsurprising because everything about Valletta is pretty. From the Baroque-style architecture of the buildings here to lovely streets with charming cafes, it’s no wonder that everyone wants a part of Valletta’s magic. 

    Trust us when we say that photoshoots here will be gorgeous. And as for things to do once you’ve wrapped up your shoot, Valletta has plenty of options for that as well.

    2. Paceville: Photoshoots in Malta can be glamorous affairs so why not take the glam a notch higher by having your photoshoot in the ‘party destination of Europe’?

    We’re talking about none other than Paceville, a lovely beach area in Malta with some amazing photoshoot rooms overlooking the clear sea. 

    We’re sure your photographer will be able to capture some stunning shots here with the beauty of nature aiding them so once you’re done with your photoshoot, we have some ideas on how you can celebrate a job well done.

    Grab your crew and take a walk down the promenade to sample some of Malta’s best restaurants and bars, or let your hair down and party at one of Paceville’s famed nightclubs. The choice is yours.

    3. Gzira: Next, we’d like to introduce you to Paceville’s tamer cousin, Gzira. Over here, you’ll find all the perks of Paceville in a quieter setting.

    What we mean is, that Gzira also has some of the most stunning photoshoot rooms in Malta with views overlooking the glistening waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Besides that, you’ll also find some exquisite restaurants that can cater your photoshoot in Malta here.

    The only thing missing is the raging party scene of Paceville so if you’re looking for a more quiet location, you’ll love Gzira for your photoshoot.

    4. Golden Bay: You can’t come to Malta and miss out on getting that perfect beach shot and Golden Bay is just the area where you’ll get it. 

    The sandy shores, rugged cliffs, and the dazzling Mediterranean Sea provide a stunning backdrop. It's especially magical during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset, making every photo a masterpiece.

    5. Silema: If you're after an urban chic vibe, the trendy photoshoot spaces in Silema are a fantastic choice. 

    And as an added bonus, you can capture the vibe of a fun photoshoot before you even reach your event venue for hire in Malta! That’s because the colourful facades, stylish cafes, and lively atmosphere in Silema capture the vibrant energy of modern Malta and will get your crew in the mood.

    3) How Much Will a Photoshoot in Malta Cost?

    Now that we've nailed down the fun part – the look and feel of your awesome photoshoot space for hire in Malta – let's dive into the practical stuff. That is to say, let’s talk numbers.

    Now, keep in mind, that the cost of your photoshoot can swing quite a bit based on different factors. But here’s a rough ballpark figure to kick things off.

    • Basic studio: For a straightforward, no-frills studio, you might be looking at around €20 to €40 per hour. 
    • Mid-range studio: Stepping up a notch, mid-range studios in Malta could cost you approximately €40 to €80 per hour.
    • Premium studio: If you're after the crème de la crème of studios with top-notch equipment, advanced lighting, and spacious setups, you're likely looking at around €80 to €150 or more per hour.

    Additional costs to consider:

    • Equipment rental
    • Props and set design
    • Professional services
    • Transport and accommodation
    • Permits and location fees
    • Catering
    • Post-production
    • Marketing and promotion

    4) The Best Catering for Your Photoshoot Venue in Malta

    You can’t plan a photo shoot in Malta and forget about the food, can you? After all, Good food isn't just about keeping your crew’s energy up for those perfect shots (though it helps!), it's also about making everyone's day a whole lot better. 

    Here are some top event caterers in Malta to help you do just that!

    1. Tasty Bites Catering: When it comes to satisfying your hungry crew during a photoshoot, Tasty Bites Catering has got you covered. Their diverse menu includes savoury Maltese pastizzi, perfect for a quick snack in between shots.

    For a heartier option, you can't go wrong with their delicious Mediterranean platters which feature mezze like hummus, olives, and falafel.

    2. Foodie Delights Malta: If you want something filling, quick, and non-messy for your photoshoot venue in Malta, we recommend Foodie Delights.

    Their gourmet sandwiches, packed with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavour, are a hit among hungry photographers, models, and the rest of your crew.

    Don't forget to try their mouthwatering cheesecake for a sweet ending to your shoot day.

    3. The Grazing Box Co.: If you prefer a grazing-style setup, The Grazing Box Co. crafts stunning charcuterie boards filled with an assortment of cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruits, and artisanal bread. 

    It's like a work of art you can eat, and it'll keep your crew munching happily throughout the shoot.

    4. Mediterranean Delights Catering: For a more filling option, you can try Mediterranean Delights Catering. 

    Their signature dish, the seafood paella, is a colourful masterpiece of fresh prawns, mussels, and saffron-infused rice that's as photogenic as it is delicious. 

    For a lighter option, their Greek salad, loaded with crisp vegetables and tangy feta cheese, is a refreshing choice that your crew will love.

    5. Island Sips Bar & Catering: We can’t forget the drinks! If you're in the mood for some refreshing beverages during your shoot, Island Sips Bar & Catering can whip up some fantastic cocktails and mocktails. Their fruity mojitos and creamy piña coladas are just what you need to keep things lively and relaxed on set.

    5) The Best Professionals for Your Photoshoot in Malta

    One more thing you'll need to rock that perfect photoshoot in Malta is to assemble an amazing team. Whether you're on the hunt for talented photographers, stunning models, creative stylists, or makeup artists, we've got your back. 

    Here’s a list of our recommendations.


    • Elaine Galea
    • David Bonnici
    • Darrin Zammit Lupi
    • Alan Carville
    • Christian Agius

    Models or Subject Agencies:

    • F Models Malta
    • Models Direct
    • Supreme Models Malta
    • Core Artists Agency
    • People Management Malta


    • Rachel Theuma
    • Chris Farrugia
    • Nicole Galea
    • Clayton Balzan
    • Sarah Zerafa

    Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists:

    • Antoinette Agius
    • Bernard Gialanze:
    • Ivana Gili
    • Blanche Zammit
    • Krista Paris

    Set Designers or Decorators:

    • Julia Camilleri
    • Roxanne Micallef
    • Evelyn Pace
    • Claire Bonello
    • Stefan Bugeja

    Art Directors or Creative Directors:

    • Leanne Zammit
    • Matthew Muscat Drago
    • Patrick J. Pisani
    • Robert Zahra
    • Stephanie Grima

    Post-Production Specialists:

    • Jean Pierre Gatt
    • Nathaniel Attard
    • Matthew Cassar
    • Keith Falzon
    • Mark P. Borg

    6) The Top Equipment Vendors for Your Photography Studio in Malta

    Before we go, we’ve got one last thing to share. Here's where you can get all your essential gear for a photo shoot in Malta.

    Equipment Rental:

    • Camtech
    • Videoline Productions
    • Film Equipment Hire Malta

    Camera Stores:

    • Conrad Electronics
    • Camtech
    • Merlin Photographic Centre

    Set Design and Props:

    • Party 777
    • Malta Film Studios
    • Set Design Malta

    Wrapping Up

    Cheers! We’re at the end of our guide to hosting a photoshoot in Malta. We’re pretty confident that you have everything you need to make your photoshoot picture perfect but if anything else crops up, remember our Ask Expert function is always there. 

    Just drop us a line and our local team will be at your service!

    A Guide to Hosting a Photoshoot in Malta

    FAQ about Malta Photo & Film Studios

    What are some cool breakout ideas for my photoshoot in Malta?

    To add a touch of Maltese charm to your photoshoot, kick off your session with a lively performance of traditional Maltese folk music and dance, such as the "Għana" or "Festa" music, setting a festive atmosphere for your shoot.

    For a burst of creativity, you can take a break with your crew and explore the historic streets of Valletta, Malta's capital city, known for its Baroque architecture, colourful balconies, and charming alleys. 

    Another idea is to venture to Malta's ancient megalithic temples, such as Ħaġar Qim or Mnajdra, where you can capture the mystique of these prehistoric structures against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.

    These local experiences will help give your photoshoot in Malta a distinctive cultural touch, inspiring your team to create visuals that reflect the island's rich history and unique atmosphere.

    How much should I expect to budget for my photoshoot in Malta?

    The cost can vary widely depending on various factors such as the scope of your project, the duration of the shoot, and the specific needs of your team. However, here's a rough estimate to help you plan:

    • Accommodation: Depending on your team size and preferences, accommodation costs can range from €50 to €200 per night per person for a mid-range hotel or vacation rental.
    • Transportation: Budget between €10 to €30 per day for local transportation. If you plan to rent a vehicle, keep in mind rental costs, which can range from €30 to €100 per day.
    • Food: Plan for approximately €15 to €40 per meal per person, but costs can vary depending on dining choices and locations. You might also budget separately for catering if needed.
    • Equipment rental: If you require photography equipment or props, budget an additional €50 to €150 per day for rentals.
    • Permits and location fees: Costs for permits and location fees, if necessary, can vary depending on the location and complexity of your shoot. Budget anywhere from €50 to €500 or more.
    • Crew fees: Factor in the fees for photographers, models, stylists, and other crew members. Rates can vary widely based on experience and expertise.
    • Set design and props: If you're using custom set designs or props, budget for their creation or rental, which can vary significantly depending on your requirements.

    How can my crew get to my photography studio in Barcelona?

    One of the best things about having a photoshoot in Malta is the size of the country makes travel here a breeze. There are two main modes of public transportation in Malta: buses and scooter rentals. 

    You can also hire a cab if you wish. Cabs are an excellent choice especially if you have heavy equipment to transport. You can hail a cab from a designated taxi booth or book ahead of time via. Email or phone call or use the Taxi app.

    What locations and permits do I need for my photoshoot location in Malta?

    When it comes to locations and permits, most public areas and outdoor spots in Malta are accessible for photoshoots without specific permits. You'll find charming streets, historic buildings, and breathtaking coastal scenes all readily available.

    However, if you plan to shoot in protected or restricted areas, such as nature reserves or privately owned locations, it's a good idea to obtain the necessary permits and permissions. Always check with local authorities or property owners to ensure you're compliant with any regulations.

    Are there legal and copyright complications when doing a shoot in Malta?

    Generally, if you're shooting in public areas or on your private property, you have the right to capture images without significant legal issues.

    However, if your shoot involves commercial use, features recognizable individuals, or takes place on private property, it's advisable to obtain model release forms and property release forms when necessary.

    Additionally, respect copyrighted materials, such as artwork and distinctive architecture. Always seek permission from property owners or rights holders when needed. Malta's legal framework is generally accommodating, but being respectful, courteous, and proactive in securing permissions and releases will ensure a smooth and friendly photoshoot experience.

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