So we do a lot of photoshoots, it kind of comes with the territory, being a social media agency and all. The majority of our shoots are done around Los Angeles and we’ve been at it for years. Because of this we’ve had to dig deep and get creative a lot, especially with photoshoot locations. With all the brands out there we try to do our best to find locations that are unique, interesting and not overused. We can’t always hit the mark on all three but we do our best. I’ve been wanting to compile a list of the top photoshoot locations in Los Angeles for a while now seeing as, for one thing it’s hard to remember them all at the drop of a hat, but also it would be just cool to have an all encompassing list to reference, as well as to add to over time.
Without ado below is a list of great locations for photoshoots in Los Angeles. This list will be an ongoing list we add to regularly as we find new spots. Some are iconic LA locations that you might know if you shoot a lot, some might be lesser known “secret” spots we think are great for a quick one day shoot. For now we’re going to focus on outdoor locations, enjoy!
Broad Beach, Malibu
Address: Broad Beach Rd. Malibu, CA 90265
How to get there: Walk west from Zuma on the sand to reach Broad Beach, or use one of the two access gates onto the beach. They are located at Access gates are next to 31138 and 31340 Broad Beach Road.
The Arts District
Address: 582 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
How to get there: The Downtown L.A. Arts District is located between Little Tokyo at Alameda to the west and the railroad yards and L.A. River to the east. If you want an alternative to Grand Ave, check this one out.
Address: The canals are located right off Dell Ave in Venice Beach.
How to get there: You can park in the lot at the far end of Venice Blvd then walk south on the boardwalk to 25th Avenue, then cut into the canals.
Vista Point, Malibu
Address: Just off PCH at the cross street of Big Rock Dr.
How to get there: Your best bet is to turn up Big Rock Dr. do a quick U-turn and park on the side of the road, then cross the street and you are there.
Marina Del Rey Suburbs
How to get there: Take Admiralty Way. to Via Marina, heading South until you reach the end. There will be homes located there that are perfect to shoot in between.
Santa Monica Pier
How to get there: Head to the address above, you can park in the pier parking lot just North of the pier.
Stay tuned for more as this will be an ongoing list that we will expand upon as we find more amazing photoshoot locations in Los Angeles.