Over the next few minutes you will hopefully learn at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Albany. You will also read about everything we could think to include on the topic at hand.
We will start this off by listing some of the best local photographers for when you need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or want to capture memories at any special events. After that where to go for photo printing whether you want to print something off your phone, get a passport photo, need digital marketing materials, or whatever will be discussed, and they will be followed up by photography studios.
You can always try to “develop your skills” by taking lessons at the best photography classes in your area, sorry, we really tried to hold that corny joke back but couldn’t. Even if there aren’t many left these days the best places to buy cameras and repair shops near you will also be discussed. You can expect them to also sell new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, and more equipment and accessories.
After all of that is out of the way it will finally be time to get you out of here with a list of places to take beautiful pictures, plus where you can buy some loosely related items like camera phones or security cameras. Some of the places we mention could definitely be in multiple lists but we will do our best to put the right shops in the right lists and let you know when a place can handle multiple needs.
You can also expect to find a local map at the end of the post to help you figure out where all the Albany camera and photo places we list are located. This region of the world is one that we have written many other guides for in the past for those that are interested.
There is no better way to commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event then to have a great photographer near you capture the scene:
- Will Cohen Studio
- Hitlin Photography
- Linda Conley Photography
- Elario Photography
- Ebabil Photo & Video
Will Cohen is an upstate photographer, filmmaker, graphic designer, and editor. Weddings, automobiles, sports, portraits, headshots, personal and group pictures, and local business images and videos are just a few of the categories.
Weddings, engagements, and families are the specialties at Hitlin Photography. Aside from newborn sessions they also provide commercial, senior high photos, and headshots. They’ve been featured in a number of online and print magazines and are now one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in your area. Elario Photography has been shooting weddings, elopements, and events near you for almost 30 years.
Since 2011 Ebabil Picture & Video has been offering picture, video, and photo booth services for events, concerts, special occasions, meetings, and conferences in addition to wedding services. Their photo booth rentals specialize in creative photography, 4K cinematic video, and interactive experiences.
To get a passport photo printed near you or to print anything else visit:
- McGreevy ProLab & ProPress at 376 Broadway
- Digital XPress at 5 Sand Creek Rd
McGreevy ProLab & ProPress provides the highest quality press printing in your area. Large-format screen printing, shipping, layout and graphics are just a few of the services that Digital XPress provides. They have become one of the most diverse postal and printing firms in the region.
Studios For Rent
Those who take this really seriously may want to rent photography studio space at:
- I Smile Studios at 131 Wolf Rd
- Central Studio at 1095 Central Ave
- Photo Phrame Photography at 410 Troy Schenectady Rd #103
In only a few hours you’ll have a wonderful family experience at I Smile Studios and go away with prints to treasure for a lifetime. Central Studio is a full-service photography and filmmaking rental studio with everything you could possibly want.
Since 2000 Photo Phrame Photography has offered couples who merely want to enjoy their day with fun, magical, elegant, and creative destination and local wedding photography. They’ve increased their experience and recruited A-Team members to provide you the greatest photo and cinematic video wedding design and documentation.
Step up your game by taking classes at a photography school in your area or private lessons by contacting:
- Albany Academy at 135 Academy Rd
- Photo Uno Photography School at 222 E 46th St #303s
The Albany Academy is an autonomous college-preparatory single-gender institution that has been creating leaders for more than 200 years in your area. Albany Academies use a unique approach of single-gender teaching in the lower and middle schools and coeducational learning in the upper schools.
PhotoUno is a digital photography school that provides classes for photographers of all levels whether you are just learning how to use a camera for the first time or are ready to master professional techniques.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Albany
If you want to buy a new camera or get an old one repaired head to:
- Camera Works at 166 Sparrowbush Rd # 5
- Focus Camera at 895 McDonald Ave
Top-tier brands, in-depth information, videos, and reviews are provided at Focus Camera with a physical location and a rapidly expanding internet market. Digital cameras, camcorders, tripods, and picture printers plus binoculars and telescopes are all available on their website.
Best Places For Selfies
You can take beautiful selfies at:
- Washington Park at 35 Willett St
- Albany Pine Bush Preserve at 195 New Karner Rd #1
- Schuyler Mansion at 32 Catherine St
- New York State Capitol at State St & Washington Ave
- Ten Broeck Mansion at 9 Ten Broeck Pl
- The Crossings of Colonie at 580 Albany Shaker Rd
Where To Buy Camera Phones
One of the reasons we don’t have a lot of camera shops to list is because how good the ones on our phones have become and you can buy the latest and greatest at:
- Apple Crossgates at 1 Crossgates Mall Rd
- Verizon at 1 Crossgates Mall Rd #B123
- Metro by T-Mobile at 83 Central Ave
Some of these places sell security cameras while others will provide the services that go along with them:
- ADT Security Services at 5 Pine West Plaza #510
- Doyle Security Systems at 18 Computer Dr E #102
- Wired Out Cabling & Security at 52 Oakwood Dr
- Taylor Tech
Some of you might also want to check out our posts on:
- Best Photographers in New York City
- Best Photographers in Buffalo
- Best Photographers in Syracuse
- Best Photographers in Montreal
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope you learned a little something about cameras and photos in your area today. You read about all kinds of topics like where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, developing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security.
Anyone that is still here probably has a solid grasp on the local photography scene themself. If so don’t be shy, tell us what we got wrong or share your own tips in the comments.
We hope you have fun buying cameras and taking photos in Albany.