Over the next few minutes you will hopefully learn at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Glasgow. 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 local map at the end of the post to help you figure out where all the Glasgow camera and photo places we list are located. This region of the world is one that 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:
- Simons Studio
- Gary Davidson Photography
- Rhiannon Neale Photography
- Ceranna Photography
- Jo + Liam
- Karen Julia Wedding Photography
- Caro Weiss Photography
- Fotogenic of Scotland
Gary Davidson has been in the wedding industry for 20 years and recently won the 2016 Scottish wedding awards for the south west of Scotland. Rhiannon Neale is a local professional portrait photographer who travels throughout Scotland.
Karen Julia has a wealth of wedding photography knowledge gleaned from hundreds of weddings shot over the years. She has also been interviewed by a variety of magazines including the British Journal of Photography, Professional Photographer, and F2 magazine to share her professional knowledge and expertise in the business.
Fotogenic has photographed over 500 weddings and had their wedding stories published in Vogue Brides, Conde Naste Traveler, and Confetti Magazine. Jo and Liam are a wedding and short film duo who travel the world.
You can get all kinds of photos printed, even passport photos, at places like:
- Glasgow Photo Express at 692 Pollokshaws Rd
- Max Spielmann at 500 Helen St
- Big Picture at Barrhead Road
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:
- Broadscope Studios at 3, 146 Crownpoint Rd
- Shutterbug Photography Studio at 29 Goosedubbs
- Pearl and Plum Photography at Floor 4, Gordon Chambers
- Apollo Studio at 120 Carstairs St
- Classy Dog Studios Glasgow at 2nd floor, Crownpoint Studios
Broadscope Studios is home to one of Scotland’s largest daylight infinity coves and is a professional photography, film, and green screen facility. Shutterbug Studio loves to photograph infants, families, dogs, cats, and the occasional bunny rabbit.
Step up your game by taking classes at a photography school in your area or private lessons by contacting:
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Glasgow
When you want to buy a new camera or get an old one repaired head to:
- Merchant City Cameras at 11 Parnie St
- Wex Photo Video Glasgow at OakBank Industrial Estate
- Jessops at Buchanan Galleries
- A. J. Johnstone & Co at 95-399, Central Chambers
Nikon, Fujifilm, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, and other brands can be repaired at Merchant City Cameras. Wex Photo Video is a great option if you’re looking to buy camera gear and accessories near you.
A. J. Johnstone is one of the UK’s top photographic equipment repair specialists having been in business for over 50 years and providing a wide range of services. They specialize in repairing and servicing all major brands of camera, flash, and video equipment.
Best Places For Selfies
You can take beautiful selfies at local places like:
- Glasgow Green at Greendyke St
- Kelvingrove Park at 6 Professors’ Square
- Pollok Country Park at 2060 Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow Green is the city’s oldest park and is located east of the Saltmarket within walking distance of the city center. It has received a Green Flag which is the gold standard for outstanding parks across the country so you know there will be many places to take great selfies in your area.
Kelvingrove Park has formal gardens and open parkland where visitors can relax and enjoy views of the city. The House offers quiet contemplation for art lovers as well as substantial recreational facilities for the more active and adventurous plus many spots to take beautiful pictures near you.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
- Mobile Heaven at 158 Gallowgate
- Three at 102 Argyle St
- Mira Phones at 454 Paisley Rd W
- Fixit Mobile at 944 Govan Rd
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.
Some of these places sell security cameras while others will provide the services that go along with them:
- Security & Control Scotland at Block 15, Blantyre Industrial Estate
- Vision Tv & Security at 4 Albion St
- 999 Protect Scotland at 48 W George St
- Alarm Supplies at 100 Borron St
- Smart Security Services at 69 Cockmuir St
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. Some of you might also want to check out our posts on:
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 Glasgow.