San Diego’s Elite Photography & Video Studio Rental

Equipment and Rental Rates

DK3 Studios is a photography and video studio rental space located in the Sorrento Valley of San Diego, California. Our base rate starts at $60/hr (but check out our social media sites for discounts). In addition, we offer equipment rentals and crews to meet all your production requirements.

Basic Studio Time Rate

$60/hr base price includes studio and two Calumet strobes (Photography) or an LED continuous (Video). 2 hr min.


Convenient parking right in front of the studio – talent wearing high heels and bearing large wardrobes will thank you.

A very clean restroom

46″ Sharp Aquos monitor for tethering or photo review (accepts CF cards directly)

Remote sound featuring a professional club sound system We’re on a canyon rim — you can blast the music
Control iTunes or stream from your iPhone
Music control center with 25,000 song library
Free wi-fi

dk3 studios offers a fridge stocked with beverages for your convenience.  (Complimentary for shoots involving four or fewer persons.)

More Lighting equipment for your use than any other San Diego Rental Studio

8 Calumet Travelite 750 monolights These are powerful 750 w/s monolights. See www.calumetphoto.com for details.
1 Calumet Travelite 325 monolight
1 ABR800 ringlight (extra fee applies)

Modifiers including:

  • Softboxes
  • 2 16″ x 72″ strip softboxes
  • 3 medium soft boxes
  • 1 48″ soft box
  • 42″ octobox
  • 7″ umbrella reflectors
  • Convertible umbrellas
  • Booms, c-stands, flags
  • 4′ x 8′ foam reflector boards
  • 4′ x 8′ black “flag” boards
  • 2 11″ reflectors
  • 3 8″ reflectors
  • 20, 30 and 40 degree honeycomb grids
  • Bowens angled background reflector
  • 86″ parabolic reflector with front diffuser
  • Calumet beauty dish with diffuser and honeycomb grid insert

Dressing Room/Client Area

Privacy is a main feature at DK3 thus we offer a large dressing room/meeting area with salon quality lighting and mirrors. Wardrobe can utilize the mobile clothes rack to unload clothing and equipment to and from your vehicles. There’s plenty of space in the dressing area to meet with your clients or talent.


$60 per hour for up to 12 individuals entering the studio.

Includes strobes, stands, modifiers, private dressing room, pro sound system. Minimum rental is 2 hours.
Discounts are available for custom package deals and cross promotions including social media tagging. Local Social Media Influencers Welcome!

All payments due upon reservation. Cancellation fees apply. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any pertinent information and scheduling dilemmas.


We bill in one hour increments only so please be prepared to vacate the studio promptly at the end of your session to avoid a painful overtime charge of $5 per minute. We also ask that you leave the studio in the condition it was when you arrived, so please be sure to allow clean up time as well to avoid the minimum cleaning fee of $150.

TIMING IS PRECISE — ALLOWANCE FOR LOAD IN/LOAD OUT. At this low rate we do not include set-up and break-down time so please factor that into your time planning. Billable time begins when anyone in your group enters the studio for any reason.

LATE CHECK OUT IS $5 PER MINUTE. If the studio is not booked following your shoot you may add additional time at a rate of $50 per hour*.

*For Basic Studio Time, Equipment and Crew is additional and contingent.

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To sign up for studio time and you may pay by major credit card at the time of your booking. Also, take some time to explore our blog and learn about creative methods to enhance your production and get the most out of your posting formats.
San Diego is hearing the call, DK3 is the source.


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