Where To Buy Cameras & Take Photos in Detroit

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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.

Local Photographers

Commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event by hiring a great photographer near you to capture the scene:

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.

Photo Printing

You can get all varieties of photos printed, processed, or developed when you visit:

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 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.

Photography Classes

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

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These stores are great options when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:

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:

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.

Security Cameras

Buy security cameras or get the services that go along with them by contacting:

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.

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