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The photo rent solution for your productions in Portugal.

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Welcome to CARAPAU RENTAL STUDIO

CARAPAU RENTAL STUDIO is the solution for equipment rent and assistant hire for your photo production in Portugal.

We offer a wide range of equipment and have the best professionals to join you either being just hands or first, second or digital assistant.

In the field for many years, the experience, know-how and a vast contact network, allow us to be fast and efficient in the solution of any production request either being simple and low-budget or more demanding.

You may find us in our headquarters in the Algarve (Loulé) and we also have a base in Lisbon area (Almada) but aiming to serve you the best way, we are pleased to deliver your rented gear at your location set, traveling to any spot needed.

A vast network of connections allow us to work in partnership with other studios and professionals that can complete the solution to your project. A partnership in Oporto allow us to quickly satisfy any request for that area and other partnerships with film gear suppliers allow us to provide continuous light equipment among other if requested.

Equipment

Carapau Rental Studio has a wide range of gear from the most prestigious brands like CANON, PHASEONE PROFOTO, MANFROTTO, AVENGER, SUNBOUNCE among others.

If you are interested in any of our services, please send us an email with details about your request. Our aim is to send you a quote offering the best price and solution for your needs. Although the majority of our equipment is listed in the link below, we have many other options available.

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Studios

Algarve

The headquarters in the centre of Loulé includes a studio (about 30m2) for small productions but really near by we offer more. (see more)

Lisbon

Carapau Rental Studio also have a base point in Lisbon, either for pick-up or quick delivery in Lisbon area. We may also provide studios available through designated partners.

Oporto

In Oporto, Carapau works in straight partnership with a local studio. Beside the studio, gear and local professionals can be easily available to solve your needs.

Locations

ALGARVE

The Algarve is Europe’s Westernmost region. Its climate is Mediterranean with strong Atlantic influence. There can be above 300 sunlit days over and a coastline more than 200kms long. Some of the beaches in the Algarve are among the most beautiful in the world. Inland territory is less populated, though its villages are precious, and the population is friendly and very welcoming – the perfect place to work in peace and concentration, in breathtaking landscape of hills, rivers, streams, and dams.

Since we know our Algarve region well, we are quick to respond to any scouting request.

ALENTEJO

Our second suggestion is the Alentejo: it is also the unexplored, neighbouring region of Algarve. Here and there it is sparsed with fortifications, rivers, dams, and little typical villages with whitewashed walls and lovely winding roads. The never ending plains are inexhaustible sources of History. A perfect setting for images with any vehicle, this is a diamond in the rough.

LISBON and OPORTO

The capital and the north main city, where everything happens and all creative industries get together. The sceneries are amazing along with landscapes, architecture, traditions and heritage, available in any corner with welcoming people in these cities of a tourism prized winner country.

PORTUGAL

Portugal is a small country in the Southwestern corner of Europe. It runs about 200kms from East to West, and some 1000kms from South to North. Its privileged geography nurtures an enormous cultural variety reflected in its people and gastronomy, but most of all in its landscape and architecture. From the Douro to the Algarve, it sometimes feels we travel from one continent to another – all through excellent roads, which may allow for a whole week photographing contrasting scenarios in one single country.

Testimonials

It was a pleasure to work with you, and the equipment was perfect !! I will book my stuff over you, for a next Production

in Portugal. Hope to came back soon.

All the best and thanks for the great work and service.

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Sven Germann Photographer

We are a Photo and Designstudio based in Graz, Austria and rented brandnew Profoto B4 1000AirS equipment and some other Progear from Carapau Productions for a shooting on the beach of Portimão in October 2015. The speed, fairness, professionalism and friendliness of Ricardo Nascimento is almost unattainable. Ricardo was cool, professional and we went away as friends. Next time we will book again 100%. Thumbs up for one of the last pieces of humanity in our crazy and too fast world.

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Tom Modl CEO of MOMA