Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Albuquerque Santa Fe. Additionally we will try to cover as much as possible on a wide range of related subtopics.
There probably isn’t a better way for us to kick this off than to list the best local photographers for when you need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or want to capture memories at any special events. Once they have been discussed in detail we will move on to photo printing whether you want to print something off your phone, get a passport photo, need digital marketing materials, or whatever type of printing you might need will be discussed before we pivot to photography studios.
Taking lessons at the best photography classes in your area is a great way to “develop your skills,’ sorry but that corny joke just wrote itself. Even if there aren’t many left these days the best places to buy cameras and repair shops near you will also be discussed. Don’t be surprised if these stores also sell new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, and more equipment and accessories.
A list of places to take beautiful pictures and selfies will definitely get a shout out plus there will be some quick lists for where to buy some loosely related items like camera phones or security cameras. Many of the places we mention could theoretically go in a few of our lists but we will do our best to put the right shops in the right place and let you know when a place can handle multiple needs.
Expect to find a map for the area towards the end of the post to help you figure out where all the Albuquerque Santa Fe camera and photo places we list can be found. And you are all welcome to look through more of our posts on the region at that link if interested.
Commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event by hiring a great photographer near you to capture the scene:
- Matt Blasing Photography
- Kevins Photography
- Michelle Douglas
- Frank Frost Photography
- Maura Jane Photography
- Daniel Quat Photography
- Katie Johnson Photography
- Belmar Studio Photography
- Bill Ebbing Photography
- Tyler Brooke Photography
Portrait photography for engagements and weddings, families, and professional headshots are all offered at Matt Blasing, Kevins, Bill Ebbing, Michelle Douglas, Frank Frost, Tyler Brooke, and Belmar Studio Photography. Maura Jane specializes in romantic wedding photography and has been shooting for over 10 years now.
Daniel Quat with a multidecade professional career has been capturing images since he was 20 and is still providing high quality photography services in your area. Katie Johnson is a freelance photographer who specializes in architectural, drone, portrait, and editorial photography.
- To Picture Perfect Photo Lab at 2400 Juan Tabo Blvd NE
- Minuteman Press at 6300 San Mateo NE # K-4
- IMAGIC at 1803 Louisiana Blvd Ne
- A Good Sign At 401 2nd St SW
- Guerrilla Graphix At 3701 Central Ave
- Fedex At 6220 San Mateo Blvd Ne
- Image Ratio at 1505 5th St, Santa Fe
- High Desert Arts at 2008 St Michaels Dr c2, Santa Fe
- Graphic Sky Printing at 3218 Calle Marie # A, Santa Fe
Each of the above is a good choice for photo printing near you. They should be able to provide color or black and white pictures and they can probably put them on just about anything you want.
Whether you need developing and printing for passport photos, brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, digital prints, real estate advertisements, other marketing materials, or just about anything they can probably handle it. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
Studios For Better Pictures
If you really want to take the perfect picture consider having the shoot at a photography studio near you:
- Albuquerque Photo-Technologies at 4503 Menaul Blvd Ne
- Production Outfitters at 1833 San Mateo Blvd
- Second Street Studios at 1807 2nd St, Santa Fe
Albuquerque Photo-Technologies offers 1,000 square feet of studio space with heating and air conditioning, a makeup and changing area, and a private bathroom as well as paper and cloth backdrops, ironing boards, steamers, and lighted vanities. Second Street Studios features landscaped courtyards, parking spaces, and a variety of floorplans ranging from 600 to 2,280 square feet.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on how to take beautiful pictures in your area:
- UNM Continuing Education at 1634 University Blvd NE
- Photocreativeworkshops at 1521 Upper Canyon Rd, Santa Fe
- Eloquent Light Photography Workshops at 903 W Alameda St #115, Santa Fe
UNM Continuing Education provides training for digital camera basics and practice, elements of photography, photomontage, and graphic designing on Adobe. Online classes and workshops for realtor essentials, portrait, still life, and digital photography near you are all offered at Photocreativeworkshops.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Albuquerque & Santa Fe
A decade ago we would have had a nice list for you but you can still possibly buy cameras in your area or rent them and get them repaired at:
SPC Camera Repair is an established local camera repair shop that has been in business since 1979. They offer repairing services of digital camera, and o repairs on slide projectors, overhead projectors, and motion picture projectors.
Camera & Darkroom has been in business since 1976 and stocks a wide range of film cameras, lenses and accessories, along with darkroom equipment and chemistry.
Don’t forget about Albuquerque Photo-Tech who we linked you to in the studios section either.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best local places to take selfies would be:
- Old Town at 200 N Plaza St NW
- The ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden at 2601 Central Ave NW
- Meow Wolf’s House Of Eternal Return at 1352 Rufina Circle, Santa Fe
- Museum of International Folk Art at On Museum Hill, 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
Old Town is one of the coolest places to take beautiful photos in your area. The ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden will offer many great outdoor selfie opportunities.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
These days the cameras on the newest phones should have very high megapixels and if you want to buy a new one head to:
- ABQ Phone Repair & Accessories at 7101 Menaul Blvd NE # C
- The Fix at 6600 Menaul Blvd NE
- Best Buy at 3533 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe
From the highest megapixel camera phones with the latest bluetooth technology to cheaper options for those on a budget you won’t have any problem finding what you need at those stores.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over by contacting:
- Southwest Security at 8201 Golf Course Rd NW #D-3-163
- Caldwell at Caldwell at 3700 Osuna Rd NE #603
- A-Tech Security at 4616 Hawkins St NE
- Thompson Satellite & Security at 10421 Montgomery Pkwy NE
- A Sound Look at 1628 St. Michael’s Dr, Santa Fe
- Target Safe Security at 3600 Rodeo Ln # c-1, Santa Fe
- SmartVolt AV
- NarrowGate Security Agency
Some of those will be good stores to buy security cameras in your area while others will take the next step and monitor what is going on.
You can also read more of our posts on:
- Where To Take Pictures in El Paso
- Where To Take Pictures in Tucson
- Where To Take Pictures in Phoenix
- Where To Take Pictures in San Antonio
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope that we did a decent job of covering the camera and photo scene near you. Whether you were hoping to learn about where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, developing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security you read about it all.
If you read all the way to the end you might just know a little something about this local scene yourself. If that is the case please use the comments to tell us if we got anything wrong or to share your own tips.
Either way we hope you enjoy buying cameras and taking photos in Albuquerque & Santa Fe.