Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Detroit. 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 in Detroit 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 places we list can be found. The curious types can look through more of our Midwest picture blogs there if you want.
Commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event by hiring a great photographer near you to capture the scene:
- Rosy & Shaun Wedding Photography
- Light Garden Photography
- Q11 Photography
- Elite Entertainment
- Oscar Productions
- YHY Film & Photography
- Mike Staff Productions
- Erin Schmidt
Rosy and Shaun Wedding Photography has been recognized by Best of The Knot Weddings, CBS Detroit, Peerspace, The Knot Michigan Magazine, Metro Detroit Weddings Magazine, Equally Wed, Boho Weddings, and Maharani Weddings while being in business for over two decades.
Light Garden has been specializing in local wedding photography for almost 10 years and has been featured in Wedding Wire, Wedding Rule, and The Knot.
Q11 Photography has been providing personal studio, executive level, kids, and group studio sessions as well as beauty headshots, graduation portraits, and ecommerce for over 10 years. Their works have appeared in publications such as Detroit Vs Everyone, Excellence in Southfield, Forbes.com, Essence.com, The Shade Room, and the Spirit of Detroit Award.
Elite Entertainment provides photography, DJ and photo booth services, videography, and accent lighting and was recently featured on WXYZ Channel 7. Oscar Productions was featured by Wedding Wire and The Knot for their excellent photography and videography near you.
YHY Film and Photography is a group of award winning fiction based professional photographers and cinematographers who have been in the industry for over 5 years.
Since 1996 Mike Staff Productions has been one of the most trusted wedding photographers, DJ’s, and videographers and has received recognition from The Knot Hall of Fame and Wedding Wire.
Wedding, family, and commercial photography are Erin Schmidt’s specialties. She has been featured in wedding magazines such as Wedding Wire, Wedding Rule, and The Knot over the past decade.
You can get all varieties of photos printed, processed, or developed when you visit:
- Can You Picture This at 14221, 14223 Greenfield Rd
- Doorstep Printing at 7300 W Seven Mile Rd
- In the Mix Print Services at 30450 Ryan Rd, Warren
- Image Works at 3726 Monroe St, Dearborn
- Promo Print Shop at 33249 Mound Rd, Sterling Heights
- Metro Detroit Printing & Signs at 12892 Farmington Rd, Livonia
- Titan Professional Photo Lab at 1119 Rochester Rd, Troy
You should be able to get quality local photo printing in your area 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 need to get everything perfect:
- Perelli Vision at 12405 Morang Ave
- The Creative Playground at 6545 St Antoine
- Stage 1255 at 1255 Rankin St, Troy
Perelli Vision excels at portrait and event photography and provides studio rentals featuring 9 foot seamless colored backdrops, 3 point studio lighting, flash trigger, and free props.
The Creative Playground is one of the largest production facilities with realistic prebuilt standing sets that are ideal for local photographers, videographers, producers, and artists.
In house video production team, production services, and studio rentals featuring a full cyclorama, bay door access, client lounge, private offices, green room, and a kitchen are all provided at Stage 1255.
Detroit Photography Training at 23158 Oberliesen Street Suite 102 offers hands on private one on one photography lessons as well as workshops. You can also take photography classes near you at Westborn Camera and Pro Cam Photo and Video Gear from our top list.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Detroit
These stores are great options when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:
- Westborn Camera at 20011 Carlysle St, Dearborn
- Pro Cam Photo & Video Gear at 34224 Plymouth Rd, Livonia
Digital, film, and vintage equipment ranging from 35mm to large format are sold at Westborn Camera. They also buy, trade, and clean DSLR sensors and offer image recovery, video conversion, and custom one on one classes.
Pro Cam Photo and Video Gear buys and sells new and used equipment including video monitors, lighting, and other accessories. They provide equipment rentals, studio space, classes, training, and workshops as well as sensor cleaning, transfer and archiving, memory card recovery, printing, and imaging too.
Best Places For Selfies
There are plenty of places to take beautiful selfies in your area and some of our favorite would be:
- Lincoln Street Art Park at 5926 Lincoln St
- Guardian Building at 500 Griswold St #1600
- Campus Martius Park at 800 Woodward Ave
- Greenfield Village at 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn
- Greenmead Historical Village 20501 Newburgh Rd, Livonia
- Troy Historic Village at 60 W Wattles Rd, Troy
Lincoln Street Art Park began as an activity supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Detroit Recreation Department and has quickly become one of the coolest places to take selfies in your area.
The Guardian Building is a landmark skyscraper that has recently undergone award winning renovations. The building which is great for local pictures is a bold example of art deco architecture featuring art modern designs and a large American flag that adorns its spire along with four smaller flags atop nearby 150 West Jefferson.
You can find two performance stages, sculptures, public spaces, and a seasonal ice skating rink at Campus Martius Park. It draws over 450,000 people to the downtown area each year and has also become the site of the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration which is obviously a great place for Detroit photoshoots.
Greenfield Village spans over 80 acres and includes 7 historic districts to explore such as Thomas Edison’s lab, Henry Ford’s birthplace, and much more.
The Troy Historic Village includes meticulously restored buildings like the City Hall, Greek Revival Home, log cabin, brick one room school, print shop, wagon shop, town hall, general store, and a turn-of-the-century church and parsonage.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The newest cell phones have some incredible high megapixel cameras on them these days and these stores should have what you need:
- T-Mobile at 7431 Vernor Hwy
- Boost Mobile at 16401 E Warren Ave
- AT&T Store at 111 Monroe St
- Metro by T-Mobile at 5035 E 8 Mile Rd, Warren
Whether you are searching for the highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth or just need budget quality pictures the above stores will have what you need.
Buy security cameras or get the services that go along with them by contacting:
- Mark Electronics at 1893 Rochester Industrial Dr
- Wescomm Technologies at 400 Renaissance Center #2600
- Peekaboo Security Cameras at 23812 Harper Ave
- Guardian Alarm at 20800 Southfield Rd
- Vivint at Redford Charter Township
- ADI Global Distribution at 24749 Forterra Dr, Warren
- MI Security Cameras in Dearborn
- Alarm Systems Plus at 43662 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights
- Custom Design Security at 31411 Eight Mile Rd, Livonia
- Vigilante Security at 2681 Industrial Row Dr, Troy
Some of those will be good stores to buy security cameras near you 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 Detroit.