In this blog post we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Dayton. 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 Dayton 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:
- Kevin Lush Photography
- Chelsea Hall Photography
- Carrs & Co Photography House
- Childers Photography
- Mark’s Photo and Video
- Bryon Black | Photographer
- TL Brown Photography
The Carrs & Co Photography House is comprised of four local photographers with over 40 years of experience and a support team dedicated to creating a customized and seamless client experience. Bryon Black specializes in portraits and wedding shoots and videos.
To get a passport photo printed or to just print the selfies off your camera or phone head to:
- Oregon Printing Communications at 29 N June St
- Dayton Creative Printing at 1501 Springfield St
- Digital Fringe at 1000 E 2nd St #1040
- Meyers Printing & Design at 254 Leo St
- Graphics Terminal at 136 N St Clair St
- Progressive Printers at 6700 Homestretch Rd
- Early Express at 1333 E 2nd St
- World Digital Imaging at 1138 Richfield Center
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 Rent
Renting photography studio space might be possible at:
- Schwabe Studio at 8525 N Dixie Dr
- Something Old Dayton at 400 Linden Ave #94
- Easterling Studios at 431 Wayne Ave
- Hue12 Studios at 22 N Clinton St
- Cleary Creative Portraits at 4140 Linden Ave
- Studio 213 Films at 1400 E 3rd St
Easterling Studios has been documenting people’s memories through photographs in your area since 1949. Seniors, families, children, sports and events, and commercial portraiture are among the studio’s specialties.
Cleary Creative’s Dan Cleary has been taking great local pictures for more than 30 years and has been certified by the Professional Photographers of America which is a major authority as some of you may know. Hue12 Studios offers the skills and experience to assist you in making the best first impression possible.
Studio 213 Films is a wedding videographer. Documentary and unobtrusive are two words that come to mind when describing their style.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on taking pictures in your area:
Photography by Jim Crotty was founded in 2003 and has been offering award-winning photos and professional photography services near you ever since. Jim has been published nationally, is a certified pro, and also teaches photography at arts facilities through lessons, workshops, and classes.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Dayton
Back in the day before smartphones this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Dayton or get them repaired at:
The most recent camera equipment, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, as well as professional lighting and accessories are all available at Dodd Camera. 1st Rate 2nd Hand is a good place to potentially buy cheap cameras in Dayton along with equipment and accessories that are used but still work fine.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies around town would be:
- River Scape Metro Park at 237 E Monument Ave
- Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark at 1301 E Siebenthaler Ave
- Deeds Point Metro Park at 510 Webster St
- Cox Arboretum Metro Park at 6733 N Springboro Pike
Wegerzyn Gardens actively promotes native plant landscaping in conjunction with classic garden selections while offering some of the best spots to take selfies in your area. Cox Arboretum MetroPark is a unique environment for tourists to enjoy the calm and majesty of trees and bushes that have been meticulously designed to catch the imagination.
The whole area is just loaded with places to take beautiful photos near you.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
These days the cameras on the newest phones can be great and if you want to buy a new one head to:
- Verizon at 7070 Miller Ln #103
- Metro by T-Mobile at 3978 Linden Ave
- Eastside Wireless at 1132 Wayne Ave
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 near you or have your home or business looked over after contacting:
- Accurate Fire Audio Video and Security at 2267 Woodman Dr
- HSI Security at 3880 Kettering Blvd
- Camera Security Now at 6730 Roosevelt Ave #001
Whether you want to buy and install security cameras yourself or need a company to monitor them for you one of the above can help you out. You may also want to check out our posts on:
- Photography Studios & Schools in Cincinnati
- Photography Studios & Schools in Columbus
- Photography Studios & Schools in Indianapolis
- Photography Studios & Schools in Louisville
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 Dayton.