Midtown Manhattan North-Light Studio

Midtown Manhattan North-Light Studio

person Max crew size 25 house One Room, Natural Light, Indoor, Outdoor, Still Life
What makes our studio unique?

NYCs only authentic northlight studio!

Highlight Studios is part of the Penumbra Foundation, a non-profit that brings together the art and science of photography through outreach, research, workshops and artist residency programs. All studio rental fees go towards supporting these causes!

$1,200 /per day

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About our studio

Welcome to Studio A, Manhattan's ONLY authentic north-light commercial photo studio.

Studio A is built to optimal specifications as established in the 1850s. North-light photographic studios and lighting conditions were made famous in the 20th century by icons including Irving Penn and Richard Avedon.

Studio A has been constructed with a sloped, north-facing wall of windows plus a glass ceiling that allows for continuous soft light throughout the date. Each window bay is installed with remote controlled, custom fit shades, giving the photographer full command over the amount and direction of light entering the space.

Studio A is ideal for still life shoots, portrait sessions, editorial, small events, castings and much more.

- 1,200 sq ft - Full kitchen & private bathroom - Freight elevator opens directly into studio

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Freight Elevator

6 ft
Door width
4 ft
Door height
7 ft
Weight limit
3600 lbs
Opening hours
*All Day


Studio details


  • checkbox One Room
  • checkbox Multi-Room
  • checkbox Natural Light
  • checkbox Indoor
  • checkbox Outdoor
  • checkbox Still Life
  • checkbox Sound Stage
  • checkbox Soundproof
  • checkbox Cyclorama

Studio details

  • checkbox Seamless
  • checkbox White Floors
  • checkbox White Walls
  • checkbox Exposed Brick
  • checkbox Shooting Kitchen
  • checkbox Shooting Bathroom
  • checkbox Rooftop
  • checkbox Overhead Shooting
  • checkbox Wood Floors
  • checkbox Outdoor access
  • checkbox Garden access
  • checkbox Black out shades
  • checkbox Vehicle access
  • checkbox Cityscape/Skyline views

Studio features

  • checkbox Basic Studio Equipment
  • checkbox On-Site Rental Equipment
  • checkbox On-site Support Staff
  • checkbox WiFi
  • checkbox Digital Tech On-Site
  • checkbox Air Conditioning
  • checkbox Computers available
  • checkbox Sound System
  • checkbox Pet Friendly

FOBA Stand - Ideal for still-life and video shoots



  • checkbox Makeup/Hair Room
  • checkbox Lounge
  • checkbox VIP Room
  • checkbox Mezzanine
  • checkbox Kitchen
  • checkbox Restroom
  • checkbox Shower

Kitchen description:

Fully functional kitchen


Three Phase


Max crew size
Ceiling height
17 ft
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