You should all be learning at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Boston over the next few minutes. 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 Boston camera and photo places we list are located. The Northeast region 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:
- Carly Michelle
- Bella Wang
- Isabel Sweet
- Jessica Lynch Photography
- Nicole Marie Photography in Cambridge
- Sejal Soham Photography in Cambridge
- Vail Fucci Photography in Newton
- Barry Braunstein in Wellesley
- Mountain Leaf in Brookline
Carly Michelle has been a local wedding photographer for nearly 10 years and her works have been featured in publications such as The Knot, Carats and Cake, Brides, People, Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Boston Magazine.
For more than 5 years Bella Wang has been capturing authentic natural images which have appeared in numerous magazines and websites including Brides, Boston Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, William Sonoma, Wedding Wire, The Knot, Inspired Magazine, Conde Nast Brides, Little Bellows, and many more.
Numerous blogs have been featuring Isabel Sweet’s professional newborn photos since 2012. Jessica Lynch is one of the best photographers near you specializing in intimate life moments and her works have been recognized by Expertise and NAPCP Ambassador.
Headshots, portraits, and dance photography are the specialties of Nicole Marie. Sejal Soham has been taking family and newborn photos for over 5 years, some of which have been featured in Wedding Wire and other publications.
Vail Fucci excels at portraits and headshots and has been giving photography lessons in your area for over 10 years. For nearly 5 years Barry Braunstein has been a trusted headshot photographer by both regional and international clients.
Mountain Leaf has been taking memorable and creative photos for children, families, and newborns for over 10 years and their works have been featured on numerous blogs.
To get any kinds of photos printed, processed, or developed head to:
- Colortek of Boston at 727 Atlantic Ave
- Color Copy Center Boston at 410 Boylston St
- PostNet at 6 Liberty Sq
- Boston Business Printing at 115 Broad St
- Albertine Press at 1309 Cambridge St, Cambridge
- Flash Print at 99 Mt Auburn St #3, Cambridge
You should be able to get quality photo printing near you 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:
- Prestige Image at 52 Prescott St #200
- Studio East at 175 William F McClellan Hwy
Prestige Image is a family owned and operated professional local photography studio offering a variety of services such as professional portraits for families, infants, children, corporate and headshots, boudoir, weddings, sweet 16’s, and restoration.
Studio East features 16′ ceilings, 2,500 square feet of open shooting space, a modern residential style kitchen, client lounge, and easy load in.
Get better by taking classes at a Boston photography school or find an instructor who gives private lessons by contacting:
- Boston Photography Workshops at 15 Channel Center St
- Curious Soul Photo School at 539 Tremont St
- Boston Camera Club at 1773 Beacon St, Brookline
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Boston
Visit one of these stores when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:
- CatLABS at 3514 Washington St
- Leica Store at 74 Arlington St
- Hunt’s Photo & Video at 99 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge
CatLABS sells traditional photography equipment in your area ranging from large format cameras and lenses to film processing and darkroom equipment.
Leica Store is a good place to buy new and used photography equipment in Boston and provides personalized services, trade ins, and free 60 minute pre and post-purchase demos for you to discover all the details and peculiarities of your cameras, lenses, and accessories.
Hunt’s Photo and Video sells cameras, lenses, lighting, printers, and video equipment and even accepts trade ins and trade ups as well as printing services.
Best Places For Selfies
Here is a list of great places to take beautiful selfies in your area:
- Public Garden at 4 Charles St
- Friends of Christopher Columbus Park at 110 Atlantic Ave
- Fan Pier Park at 1 Courthouse Way
- Fresh Pond Reservation at 250 Fresh Pond Pkwy, Cambridge
- Cambridge Common at Waterhouse St & Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
- Harvard Square at Brattle St, Cambridge
- Nahanton Park at 455 Nahanton St, Newton
- Massachusetts Horticultural Society at 900 Washington St, Wellesley
- Larz Anderson Park at Goddard Ave & Newton St, Brookline
You can find rich and unique plants, a lagoon, monuments, fountains, and swan boats at The Public Garden which was one of the country’s first public botanical garden.
The ‘Friends of Christopher Columbus Park’ is undoubtedly one of the best places to take selfies near you.
A landscaped marina walk with grassy seating areas, benches, tables, and fire pits can make for the perfect backdrop for local pictures at Fan Pier Park.
Fresh Pond is a reservoir and park that includes a 155 acre kettle hole lake and 162 acres of surrounding land as well as a 2.25 mile perimeter road which is visited by walkers, runners, and cyclists plus it has a fun 9 hole golf course.
Harvard Square is an internationally renowned shopping, dining, cultural, and historical destination where many locals, tourists, and Harvard students come to visit.
There are numerous plants, gardens, and natural landscapes at The Garden of the Massachusetts which measure 36 acres. It features both traditional and modern gardening styles and has a lovely setting for gatherings, walks, picnics, and other activities.
Larz Anderson Park is a 64 acre wooded, landscaped, and waterscaped parkland with playing fields, picnic areas, gardens, waterways, an ice skating rink, and two special interest sites such as the Larz Anderson Auto Museum and Putterham School.
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:
- Easy Fix at 66 Harvard Ave
- Mega Mobile at 230 Newbury St
- Phone Squad at 401 Chelsea St
- AT&T Store at 443 Washington St, Winter St #8
- Boston iPhone Repair Center at 1208 Mass Ave #5, Cambridge
- MiPhone Doctor at 212 Sumner St, Newton
- Verizon Store at 230 Needham St, Newton
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:
- Alarm New England at 2 Park Plaza #305
- Barrett Security Surveillance at 558 E 5th St
- Boston Security Integration at 30 Newbury St 3F
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 Boston.