The photography app offers a space and professional gear for aspiring photographers to test their skills

Photography mobile application VSCO recently opened a photo studio in Oakland, California that is free to use for non-commercial photoshoots. The space is equipped with tools like backdrops and a range of basic professional lighting equipment, requiring only that users bring their own camera.

The main purpose of opening a studio for public use is to provide aspiring photographers with an affordable space to practice their craft, as renting studios can be too costly for those just starting out, and prices only continue to rise in places like the Bay Area or New York, where VSCO opened a studio two years ago. Those interested can book the Oakland space for 4-hour sessions, though due to high demand the registration is currently closed.

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Photography mobile application VSCO recently opened a photo studio in Oakland, California that is free to use for non-commercial photoshoots. The space is equipped with tools like backdrops and a range of basic professional lighting equipment, requiring only that users bring their own camera.

The main purpose of opening a studio for public use is to provide aspiring photographers with an affordable space to practice their craft, as renting studios can be too costly for those just starting out, and prices only continue to rise in places like the Bay Area or New York, where VSCO opened a studio two years ago. Those interested can book the Oakland space for 4-hour sessions, though due to high demand the registration is currently closed.