Over the next few minutes you will hopefully learn at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Birmingham, UK. 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 in Birmingham 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 places we list are located. All of our posts on cameras and selfies in the UK are available right there if you want to check them out.
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:
- Philip Charles Photography
- Clive Blair Photography
- Kate Jackson Photography
- Darron Palmer Photography
- Nicola Gotts Photography
- Frank Wood Photography
- Zaak Photography
- Claire Osborne Photography
Philip Charles specializes in family portraits, newborn baby photos, fairy photoshoots, weddings, and commercial photography in your area. Clive Blair captures candid moments in story telling frames and excels at wedding photography.
Kate Jackson is a local photographer focusing on creative, bubbly, and high spirited wedding photos. For over 10 years Darron Palmer has been one of the most well known photographers in Birmingham offering maternity, newborn, couple, child and adult studio birthday shoots, and modeling portfolios.
Wedding, social, and commercial photography have been Nicola Gotts’ specialties for more than a decade. Frank Wood is an experienced lensman focusing on natural and relaxed wedding photography and features some of the best venues in the city.
Zaak is an award winning female wedding photographer with an artistic flair and a true passion for photography. For almost 10 years Claire Osborne has been capturing weddings, maternities, newborns, cake smashes, and family portraits.
To get any kinds of photos printed, processed, or developed head to:
- Snappy Snaps at 57 New St
- White Imaging at # D Tyburn Trading Estate
- Max Spielmann at 119 High St
- Photo Services at 7 Institute Rd
- Palm Laboratory Midlands at 69 Rea St
- Precision Imaging at 4 High St
- Ag Photographic + Photolab at 6 Phoenix Business Park
- 16 Printing at 16 Augusta St
You should be able to get quality local photo printing from any on that list. Whether you need color or black and white images they can probably print them on just about anything.
Every day they are printing thousands of brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, passport photos, digital prints, real estate advertisements, and all kinds of marketing materials so they can probably help you too. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you have any unique photo printing or developing needs we recommend that you browse those links and find a place that offers exactly what you’re looking for.
Studios For Better Pictures
Book some time at a photography studio in your area if you have serious matters to attend to:
- River Studio at 107A, Telsen Industrial Centre
- Phos Media Studios at #307, The Jubilee Centre
- Boxed Studios at #211, 55 Thomas St
- S4 Studio at 94 -97 Charles Henry St
- Venture Studios at Hospital St
River has been an advertising and commercial studio since 1990 and now offers services like fashion and education photography in your area as well as portraits and exhibitions. Commercial photography and videography for local and well known brands have been Phos Media Studio’s specialties for over 20 years.
Boxed is a diverse, innovative, and creative studio offering services like ecommerce, flat lays, invisible mannequin, creative garment content, lifestyle, look books, and product photography. S4 Studio specializes in family, maternity, commercial, fashion, corporate press, wedding, and product photography as well as modeling portfolio.
Since 1995 Venture Photography has been capturing candid portraits and creating art pieces that are effortlessly timeless.
Photo School with Pete Ashton is a great option and Jessops from our camera stores and repair shops list provides photography classes near you too.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Birmingham
Visit one of these stores when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:
- Jessops at 3, 55 Temple Row
- Wex Photo Video Birmingham at 100 Hagley Rd
- The Flash Centre at 2 Mount St
- E N S Optical at 802 Kingsbury Rd
- The Film Camera
Jessops has a large selection of instant and mirrorless cameras, DSLR’s, digital compacts, rangefinders, medium format, pinhole, and lenses in your area and even provides a wide range of educational seminars and workshops as well as repair services for all types of cameras. Canon and Nikon DSLR’s, Sony and Fujifilm mirrorless cameras, go pros, and lenses as well as repairs are offered at Wex Photo Video where trade ins are also possible.
The Flash Centre offers all kinds of accessories and lenses from brands like Elinchrom, Phottix, Fujifilm, Manfrotto, Canon, Nanlite, Benro, Nikon Colorama, Sekonic, and plenty more. You can also choose from an array of DSLR’s, kits, mirrorless cameras, lenses, and accessories from various brands such as Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, and Sunkwang at E N S Optical.
Best Places For Selfies
Here is a list of great places to take beautiful selfies near you:
- Cannon Hill Park at Russell Rd
- The Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Westbourne Rd
- Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery at Chamberlain Sq
- Winterbourne House & Garden at 58 Edgbaston Park Rd
- Moonlit Park at 40 Mosedale Way
- Ikon Gallery at 1 Oozells St
- Victoria Square at 38 Paradise St
Cannon Hill Park is a formal parkland and woodland plantation where many people from the region go to take selfies in your area or for healthy recreation.
Various events are hosted at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens where you can also find a tropical rainforest, arid desert, playground, tearoom, and a gift shop as well as some of the most beautiful local gardens to take pictures at near you.
Winterbourne Botanic Garden features a historical home and extensive greenery where numerous photo opportunities are offered.
Picture taking within an English contemporary art gallery that exhibits works in a variety of media, audio, sculpture, photography, and paintings can be enjoyed at the Ikon Gallery.
Countless outdoor photos featuring several impressive artworks, architectural designs, and more are offered at Victoria Square.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The newest cell phones have some really nice high megapixel cameras these days and these stores should have what you need:
- Three Birmingham High Street at 38 High St
- The Moby Shop at 60 High St
- MR Gadget Xchange at 15, Priory Walk, Queensway
- Fone Reload at 347 Soho Rd
- Madina Mobiles at 533 Stratford Rd
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 get the services that go along with them at:
- Redditch Security Systems at #12 Dunlop Rd
- CCTV Shop at Queens Head Rd
- Smart Install Burglar Alarm Installation at Centre City Tower, Hill St
- CCTV101 at #60, Camp Hill Industrial Estate
- Birmingham HD CCTV at Blackthorn House, #2A
- Pacetech at Boultbee Business Units, #7
- E Cam at 1 Woodbridge Rd
- Decota CCTV at 22 Lilley Ln
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.
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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 Birmingham, UK.