Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Columbia. 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 Columbia 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;
- Joshua Aaron Photography
- Jessica Hunt Photography
- The Wedding Click
- Ablaze Photography
- Alexis Schwallier Photography
Alexis Schwallier’s personal work has been shown in galleries from Maine to South Carolina and she has been featured in Rock ‘n Roll Bride and Photo District News among other publications.
You can get all kinds of photos printed, even passport photos, at places like:
- Columbia Printing and Graphics at 2238 B
- ApexGraphix at 1415 Gervais St
- Professional Printers at 301-B Greystone Blvd
All of those options for photo printing in your area are good ones. Color or black-and-white images should be developed, and they should be able to put them on just about whatever you desire.
Anything from brochures and pamphlets to passport photos to books and posters can be developed and printed by these companies who should also be able to handle wall graphics, digital prints, real estate advertisements, and other marketing materials. Most should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you’re looking for a certain service have a peek at those links to see if you can find the right option for your needs.
Studios For Rent
Anyone with a serious project coming up can rent photography studio space at:
- Studio Two One Two
- 2026 Multimedia Studio at 2317 Two Notch Rd b105
- The Curbside Studio at 21 Culpepper Cir
- Driggers Photography at 6291 St Andrews Rd
Patty Pound is the owner of Studio Two One Two and is a master photographer and certified professional specializing in wedding, engagement, portrait, horse, and fine art photography in your area. 2026 Multimedia Studio is a great source for models, artists, and actors in contemporary glamour, fashion, video services, and corporate headshots promos.
The Curbside Studio was designed with the goal of making manufacturing simple, enjoyable, and portable. The truck is equipped with chilly air conditioning, a makeup station, music, a limitless number of backgrounds, and much more.
Professional Photographers of South Carolina offers everything you need to keep learning, socializing, and shooting. They host events ranging from shoot-outs to member-only instructional sessions to social events and more.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Columbia
Genius Repair Solutions at 1332 Main Street #112 specializes in Apple I-phones, repairs, data recovery, and rebuilds.
Best Places For Selfies
You can take beautiful selfies at:
- Columbia Canal & Riverfront Park at 312 Laurel St
- Riverbanks Botanical Garden at 1300 Botanical Pkwy
- Waterfall Junction at 1300 Botanical Pkwy
Riverbanks Botanical Garden was named one of 10 gardens that inspire by Horticulture magazine and one of 20 excellent public gardens across America by HGTV. More than 4,200 species of native and exotic plants are showcased in dramatic and themed gardens providing a living classroom for gardeners and non-gardeners alike as well as a perfect site for weddings and other gatherings.
It is also where you will find the stunning Waterfall Junction which of course makes it a great place to take selfies near you.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
We don’t have a lot of camera shops to list because ones on our phones have become pretty good themselves and you can buy the latest and greatest at:
- Cellular King Boost Mobile
- All About Wireless at 1520 Broad River Rd
- Cellular City at 4604 Monticello Rd
- Verizon at 5401 Forest Dr,
- Rosewood Phone & Computer at 4042 Rosewood Dr
The highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth, cheaper budget options, and everything in between can be purchased at any of the above.
Some of these places sell security cameras while others will provide the services that go along with them:
- Sonitrol Security Systems at 1545 Burnette Dr
- CPI Security Systems at 531 Clemson Rd
- Vector Security at 9800 Patuxent Woods Dr #b
- ADT Security Services at 810 Dutch Square Blvd #114
If you want to add security cameras to your property contact one of the above.
You may also want to check out our posts on:
- Camera Shops & Photo Schools in Charleston
- Camera Shops & Photo Schools in Raleigh
- Camera Shops & Photo Schools in Jacksonville
- Camera Shops & Photo Schools in Atlanta
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
Hopefully you learned a little something about cameras and photos in your area today. We covered all kinds of topics like where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security.
Anyone that is still reading probably has a good grasp on the local scene. 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 Columbia.