Over the next few minutes you will hopefully learn at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Florence. 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 map at the end of the post to help you figure out where all the Florence camera and photo places we list are located. Italy is a country 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:
- Francesco Spighi Photography
- Wedding Photographer
- Facibeni Fotografia
- Michele Monasta Photography
- Duccio Argentini
- Medis Project Photography
- Alberto Sarrantonio Photography
Over the past 12 years Facibeni has traveled around Italy photographing luxury destination weddings for an affluent and sophisticated American clientele. Michele Monasta is a Tuscany-based professional wedding photographer and with a background in stage photography she has honed her skills working on unique and one-of-a-kind events throughout the years.
You can get all kinds of photos printed, even passport photos, at places like:
- Kodak Express at Via Camillo Cavour, 37
- Ottica Bongi at Via Por Santa Maria, 82-84
- Foto automatica at Via Santa Monaca, 1
- Foto Digital Discount at Via Giovanni della Casa, 12
- Lory Digital Fine Art at Via dello Sprone, 29
- Tipografia Color Print at Via Bartolommeo Scala, 25
- Tipografia Linari at Via Luigi Pulci, 10
Each of the above is a good option for photo printing near you. They should be able to provide color or black and white pictures and they can probably put them on just about anything you want.
Whether you need developing and printing for passport photos, brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, digital prints, real estate advertisements, other marketing materials, or just about anything they can probably handle it. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you have any specific photo printing needs we suggest you look through those links and find a place that offers exactly what you want.
Studios For Rent
Anyone with a serious project coming up can rent photography studio space at:
- Studio Fotografico Lorenzo Michelini at Via del Pian dei Giullari, 86
- Timmi Studio at Via Pisana, 288/R
- Francesca Guerrini Photography Studio at Villa le Pergole, Via del Pergolino, 15
- SenzaPosa Photography Studio at Via di Sotto, 42
Made up of numerous local photographers and specialists in post production, video editing, and e-commerce Lorenzo Michelini is a studio that specializes in still life, interior, and reportage photos for advertising campaigns and social media platforms. Timmi Studio provides creative solutions ranging from corporate portraits to promotional books for independent designers and craftspeople as well as worldwide advertising campaigns for industry giants, hotels, and restaurants.
Francesca Guerrini Photography specializes in portraits for babies, children, and families in town.
Step up your game by taking classes at a photography school in your area or private lessons by contacting:
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Florence
When you want to buy a new camera or get an old one repaired near you head to:
- Leica Store Firenze at Vicolo dell’Oro
- Ottica Bongi at Via Por Santa Maria, 82-84
- Ottica Fontani Foto at V.le Filippo Strozzi, 18
- Il Fotoamatore at Via Panciatichi, 55
- Estron di Marco Cimardi at Via Siena, 37
- Universo Foto Firenze at Via del Ponte all’Asse, 2/4
Fontani Foto carries all of the greatest brands of cameras for both amateur and professional consumers and is an authorized Nikon and Canon shop. CSC-mirrorless, CSC-mirrorless pro, reflex, reflex pro, and compact cameras are all available at Il Fotoamatore.
DSLR and mirrorless cameras as well as camera accessories such as cinema lenses all available at Estron. Mirrorless, compact, bridge, snapshots, and reflex cameras are available at Universo Foto.
Best Places For Selfies
You can take beautiful selfies in your area at:
- Piazza della Signoria
- Piazza della Repubblica
- Ponte Vecchio
- Pitti Palace
- The Boboli Gardens
The imposing Palazzo Vecchio overlooks the Piazza della Signoria which has been the heart of political life here since the 14th century. It was the site of significant victories including the Medici’s return in 1530 and Savonarola’s instigation of the Bonfire of the Vanities where he himself was burned at the stake in 1498 after the Inquisition declared him a heretic. On the piazza, a marble circular inscription depicts the spot where he was burned and it is now one of the top places to take selfies near you.
The Piazza della Repubblica has been the city’s heart since Roman times. The Colonna della Dovizia also known as the Abundance Column marks the meeting of the Cardus And Decumanus Maximi as well as the location of the Roman forum. The current column was built in 1431 but the figure atop it is a replica and the original may be seen at the Cassa di Risparmio bank on via dell’Oriuolo.
Until 1218 the Ponte Vecchio was also known as Old Bridge and was the only bridge across the Arno. After a flood in 1345 the existing bridge was erected. It was the only bridge across the Arno that the fleeing Germans did not burn during World War II.
The beautiful Boboli Gardens are located behind Palazzo Pitti. The wide green area which is split into sections in a regular pattern is a true open-air museum with antique and Renaissance statues, caves including the famous one made by Bernardo Buontalenti, and large fountains. Needless to say it offers many great spots to take stunning pictures in your area.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth, cheaper budget options, and everything in between can be purchased at Wind Center at Piazza Giovanni Antonelli, 7.
Some of these places sell security cameras while others will provide the services that go along with them:
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. You might also want to check out our posts on:
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in Venice
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in Rome
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in Milan
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in Geneva
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 Florence.