Beverly Hills Luxury Magazine – Luxury at Apex

Beverly Hills Lifestyle - Beverly Hills Luxury Magazine taken at Apex Photo Studios

It’s no surprise that a lot of magazines choose to shoot at Apex Photo Studios.

Most recently, Beverly Hills Luxury Magazine shot actor and male model Gregory Zarian for a campaign for their men’s section. The shoot was held in Studio E. The crew made use of both the white cycloroma and the natural light coming from our floor to ceiling windows. Here is a BTS video of the crew hard at work, having fun, and enjoying their time at Apex. 

The Panda’s Friend!

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The Panda’s Friend

Metta World Peace (, formally known as Ron Artest, is an American professional basketball player who has played for a number of US ( and international basketball teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, also in China and Italy. Recently he launched his new clothing line, “The Panda’s Friend” (

The Panda’s Friend is a modern lifestyle brand that embodies the symbolism of the panda and seeks to inspire positivity and a healthy, balanced lifestyle. The clothing line combines fresh clean innovative graphics with comfortable quality material. It is designed for anyone who wants a smart, fresh, casual style.

Check out the new clothing line shot at Apex Photo Studios!

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Nespresso available at Apex Photo Studios.

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Nespresso available at Apex Photo Studios

Need a pick me up? We have Nespresso!

Nespresso available at Apex – We all know creativity requires a good amount of energy. We offer a wide variety of Nespresso coffee selections to satisfy everyone on your crew. Every cup is filled with rich, generous foam called crema which is naturally formed during the brewing process. We also offer four authentic Espressos, with varying intensities and tastes, all with an underlying smoothness. Highly aromatic and smooth, each of these gourmet blends is carefully balanced and roasted to deliver the ultimate quality coffee. Explore the rich tastes and differing notes. Start your photo or video shoot at Apex Photo Studios the right way! Book your studio today and enjoy a cup on us. Experience the revolution of coffee at Apex.

To learn more about Nespresso visit their website:

Check out our selection below.

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Sonos available at Apex Photo Studios.


Sonos at Apex!

We are happy to announce that we now offer Sonos at Apex Photo Studios. Come to our unique studio space and realize your artistic vision while you are surrounded by music as it is meant to be heard. Sonos allows you to play music remotely with the ability to be heard. Sonos allows you to play music remotely with the ability to change the music from your smart phone. We offer Sonos 5, 3, and 1 at our studios.

Tyrese Gibson shot at Apex Photo Studios.

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Photographer Ian Spanier joins us at Apex Photo Studio again with Tyrese Gibson!

Ian is a famous photographer known for shooting with celebrities such as Steven Tyler, John Travolta, Morgan Freeman among many others. This time he shot the talented musician and actor Tyrese Gibson. Tyrese joined us two days before the premiere of his new film, Furious 7. Tyrese Gibson has played Roman Pearce in all of the Fast & Furious franchise.  Ian captured some great moments with Tyrese from his new album Black Rose and for the cover of the 4th edition of Ian Magazine at Apex Photo Studios. Check out more of Ian’s work!

HP and Chachi Gonzales shoot at Apex.

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HP x360 Official First Look with Chachi Gonzales

HP filmed their new commercial for the x360 at Apex Photo Studios. They shot in our lifestyle location, The Loft and Rooftop B. The Hp x360 is a sleek convertible laptop with swift performance, long battery life and a full HD touch screen.

The beautiful Chachi Gonzales shows us some of her moves. She has been dancing since the age of 6 which led her to win the 6th season of America’s Best Dance Crew in 2011. The next year she was awarded the “Teen Choreographer of the Year” at the World of Dance 2012 Industry Awards.

Here are some behind the scenes shots.

Bend the Rules!

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The Apex Community January Photoshoot Giveaway Winner

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We started a monthly giveaway in 2020 to give back to the Apex community. Alex Afzali won our January Giveaway and was rewarded with rental equipment and photo shoot time in Studio B. Check out a Q&A and photos from Alex's shoot below!

Q&A with @alexafzali

What is your background (brief history, things you’ve done and the things you are known for/specialize in)?

I’m a full time producer, currently working mainly on national commercials, for brands such as Google and Disney… though in the past I’ve spent a lot of time producing creative content on live concerts for clients such as Just Bieber and [for] award shows like the VMA’s.

What inspires you the most for photography?

I love photography because the technical and financial barrier to get started is low. With just a few pieces of equipment you can get out of the house (or stay inside the house) and start being creative. I also admire that there’s no finish line. The boundaries of photography are infinite. From a small patch of beach to a 25,000 square foot sound stage, the chances to learn are endless. The room for improvement is constant. All any photographer can really judge themselves on is their progress. 

How did your shoot at Apex Photo Studios go? What are some things that stood out about your experience here?

My photo shoot at Apex Photo Studios  in Los Angeles was fantastic. Every time I’m there I can feel my creative synapsis firing off. We’re so lucky to have a fully equipped professional studio in town that charges such reasonable rates. On top of that, the low minimum required hours for booking make the studio accessible for personal tests and smaller shoots with independent clients. When my needs expand, Apex is there with the facilities, expertise, and customer service I need to create and deliver. 

Where can we find more of your work?

I’d love for anyone interested in connecting to follow me on Instagram (@alexafzali) or check out my website at

Want to be entered into our giveaway next month? Follow us on social media and make a post/story of us. Remember to tag us (@apexphotostudios). Best of luck, and thank you for supporting Apex Photo Studios!

Featured Photos from Our February Photoshoot

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Selena Gomez In The Studio for Dazed Magazine Photoshoot

Selena Gomez was recently in the studio for Dazed Magazine's Spring 2020 Issue.

The photo shoot took place in Studio A, Studio B, and Rooftop A. Throughout the spread Selena can be seen rocking large pink Disney gloves and posing with a Barbie doll head in her mouth. She can also be seen photographer in a fountain of pennies that was built within the studio. Follow the link below to read Selena’s spread in Dazed, which features an in-depth Q&A. Some topics include Selena’s take on her Latin identity, her involvement with immigration activism, and her favorite karaoke song.

Click Here to Read the Cover Story

Featured Photos from Our January Photoshoot

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Apex Photo Studios – PSA

Job Notice/Internship: Warning! Please note that Apex does not contact clients with job offers.

Please take notice we at Apex Photo Studios have received reports of fraudsters impersonating Apex with a scam targeting young photographers and students. 

We at Apex Photo Studios take pride in our long standing relationship with the artistic community and our clients.

We would like to alert everyone about this scam.

There are emails being sent around to professors, and teachers in schools (please see attached image) advertising job openings and internships at Apex. They are using our actual address with a similar email and phone number.

The victims (mostly younger photographers) are being sent fake Apex checks and then required to make payments for travel expenses on a job.

  • Please note this offer is not from Apex and we have contacted authorities for help with this matter. 
  • If you have been the target of this scam, we encourage you to reach out to us in our investigation. 
  •  Apex Photo Studios has a long standing reputation with the community and our clients. We take this offense very seriously. Please read on for more information and details.
  • Do Not give cash payments  or make  transfers into accounts pretending to be us.
  • Please contact us immediately.
  • The sender is using a logo that resembles that of Apex.
  • The emails used by the sender are similar to or variations of ours, (ie. using a zero instead of the “O” “[email protected]”)
  • The phone number used by the scammer is similar, and they are also using our actual address in the email signature.
  • They require personal information via a Google Doc Application (see image). 
  • The scammers do answer phone calls made to the fraudulent number, however they encourage most communication via email.

Please contact us with any information regarding this. Below is another example email from the scammers.

Below is an example of the contact form that was attached to the emails. Please do not fill it out!

Jonathan Van Ness In The Studio Fitness Video Shoot

Smiling Guy with Shiny Hair - Jonathan Van Ness during the photoshoot at Apex Photo Studios in LA

Jonathan from Netflix’s Queer Eye, recently came into the studio to shoot a fun fitness video with FitOn. The shoot took place in Studio D. You can view the full video through the FitOn app which is available for free in the app store. 

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Studio D is the perfect studio for fitness, e-commerce, and lifestyle photo shoots. As one of Apex’s most popular studios, it is known for its incredible sunrise light, large floor to ceiling windows, and its urban East LA views.

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Thank you FitOn for another awesome shoot! If you’re interested in seeing more content from the shoot, follow the links below for additional Behind The Scenes footage. 

JVN Video 1

JVN Video 2

JVN Video 3

Featured Photos from Our December Photoshoot

November Photo Features

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Each month Apex will be showcasing a collection of photos from all of the wonderful shoots that happened at our studios throughout the month. This will include final photos from shoots, as well as fun behind the scenes photos from crew. We love all the creativity that happens at Apex, and we want to share it with our community. Check out photos from our November shoots below, and vote for your favorite image! Starting in 2020, the top photo with the most likes will get a special prize!

Red Hooks Lab Workshop at Apex

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What is Red Hooks Lab?

Red Hooks Lab is a non-profit organization that offers “free, comprehensive, photography programming and career training for local teens and adults…”. Their mission is to “create centers that provide high-caliber photography arts education to teens and young adults, to materially advance their skills and access to job opportunities that can allow for long term-success…”. Apex recently hosted one of Red Hooks Lab’s photography programs for local teens, in our very own Studio D. Take a look below for some Behind The Scenes photos of the workshop, as well as a Q&A highlighting Red Hooks Lab’s experience working with Apex. 


Photo & BTS of the Workshop

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Q&A with Red Hooks Labs

How long have you been doing these workshops and how frequently do you shoot at a photo studio?


We have been doing [them] since 2015. This was [the] first ‘studio day’ for this group of students. They didn’t have any studio experience before. 


How did your class at Apex Photo Studios go? 


The class went wonderfully well. We were greeted by friendly Apex staff and were able to enjoy the beautiful space for the student shoot. 


What are some things that stood out about your experience here?


First of all, we are truly grateful that Apex was able to donate some studio time for a good cause. The whole experience exceeded our expectations. This class enabled us to advance our student career skills and provided [us] with industry insights. 


Please include anything else you’d like us to potentially mention regarding why it is important to teach kids about photography and how you see your classes growing in the future?


We believe that it is very important to give the students an opportunity to understand and access the professional creative world and provide them with tools for success. Therefore, a ‘studio day’ in a real photography studio is an essential part of the program. We hope we can repeat it at Apex next semester again!


Where can we find more of your work?


Please visit Red Hook Labs website or Instagram to learn more about our educational and gallery programming. 





Thank you to Red Hooks Labs for coming into Apex, and also students Jyyel, Jason, Diana, Celeste, Azucena, Honey, Jasmine, Jyya, Jyyhan, and Leylani for creating wonderful photos in our space!

Apex Gives Back

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Apex Announces a New Monthly Giveaway

Here at Apex, we value all of the creatives that choose to work in our space. We love to celebrate the creative community, and we want to do something each month to express our gratitude. Starting now, each month we will be giving free studio time for a session up to 6 hours, with up to $200 worth of rented equipment. See below for more details on how to apply in the giveaway each month.

Photography rental studio from Apex Photo Studios located in Los Angeles near the Downtown area.

Giveaway Rules

To enter into the giveaway each month, you must:

-Follow us on Instagram & Like our page on Facebook

-Post a photo from your shoot and tag us on Instagram

-Post a story from your shoot and tag us on Instagram

Please send us a message whenever you’ve completed all of the steps. A winner will be chosen at the end of the month. Thank you for choosing Apex, and good luck!