The photo rent solution for your productions in Portugal.



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

We offer a wide range of equipment and the best professionals to be part of your photoshoot.

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.

Our headquarters is in the Algarve (Loulé) but we also have a base point in Lisbon to serve the productions nearby. Aiming to serve you better, we are pleased to deliver your rented gear at your location set, traveling to any spot needed.

Partnerships with other professionals add the value of providing solutions for your photo productions requests beside just the photo gear.


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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The headquarters in the centre of Loulé includes a studio (about 60m2) for small productions.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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 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.


Ricardo, what should I say, you were so amazing, such a friendly and helpful person that made everything work out perfectly! It was so nice to meet you and work with you! For sure when we come back to Portugal we will contact you again!
The assistant Carlos was also very helpful, all the time he would help to comunicate with everybody from the location, he made us feel very comfortable. The equipment was perfect, and we could work in the best conditions!


Carolina Albertini Casting Director & Production Manager at ST7 | Milano

Ricardo made the whole process of shooting outside of the UK so much easier, he was quick, efficient and always contactable, he had all of the equipment we required. We had great feedback from the team he worked with out in Lisbon also. I will definitely be working with him again on future shoots.


Anne Brocklehurst Senior Producer at A&R Photographic