Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Houston. 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 Houston 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 metro towards the end of the post to help you figure out where all the camera and photo places in your area we list can be found. And you are all welcome to look through more of our posts on the Midwest 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:
- Evoke Photography & Video
- Jason Talley Photography
- Scott Kelley Photography
- Khanh Nguyen Photography
- Rob Greer Photography
- Elite Photography
- Derrick Bryant Photography
- Melonhead Photo
- Rebecca Penny Photography
Evoke provides wedding and videography services. Weddings, couples, portraits, and commercials are all covered by Jason Talley Photography.
Scott Kelley specializes in weddings but they also offer bridal and engagement sessions. Khanh Nguyen is a good option for local wedding photos that are bold, emotive, and genuine.
Weddings, engagements, portraits, events, headshots, products, families, editorials, boudoir, and cosplay shoots and more are available from Rob Greer. Elite Photography excels at wedding and engagement pictures. Derrick Bryant is a good choice for commercial and fine art portraits, weddings, and special event pictures near you.
Melonhead Photo is a professional studio providing shoots for seniors, weddings, professional headshots, families, children, and commercials. Wedding, engagement, maternity, newborn, babies and children, and family photos are all services provided by Rebecca Penny.
You can get all varieties of photos printed, processed, or developed when you visit:
- Armadillo Photo Supply at 9777 W Gulf Bank Rd #B-600
- The Photo Lab at 1227 Antoine Dr
- Canvas Press at 2501 Central Pkwy B-1
- Kingwood Photo Lab at 2714 W Lake Houston Pkwy #130
- Max Digital Printing at 3810Fondren Rd
- Andres Digital Printing at Northwest Fwy
- Alpha Graphics at 2319 Timberloch Pl #A, The Woodlands
- Fast Signs at 206H S Loop 336 W, Conroe
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 Better Pictures
Book some time at a photography studio in your area if you need to get everything perfect:
- The Houston Rental Studio at 3536 Navigation Blvd
- STP Images Photography Studio at 3420 Rusk St #16
- AGA Photo Studio at 1249 Blalock Rd #203
- Houston Warehouse Studios at 1506 Lorraine St
- The Montrose Studios at 3420 Rusk St #14
- North Houston Studio at 15355 Vantage Pkwy W #106
- Richmond Studios at 5806 Star Ln
- Quik Pics at 25329 Budde Rd #604, The Woodlands
- Sabrina Casas Photography Studios at 25495 Katy Mills Pkwy, Katy
The Houston Rental Studio is a professional studio located in the historic East End and has 4,500 square feet of filming space. The studio is in a good condition with original windows and brick walls.
Headshots for individuals and groups, branding, and corporate commercials are all available at STP Images Photography Studio. At AGA Photo Studio they specialize in wedding, personal, maternity, baby, and child photography in your area.
Houston Warehouse Studio is dedicated to providing a creative environment for small enterprises, entrepreneurs, and inventors. It features exposed brick, a massive wooden sliding barn door, concrete floors, a black wall, and a flat white wall measuring 70′ x 13′.
The North Houston Studio gives one of the most ideal venues that any event, shoot, or film production could need with white walls and natural light. Each studio near you has a cosmetics station, a dressing area, lounge chairs, a monitor or projector, Wi-Fi, and free parking.
Business portraiture, as well as design and printing for marketing materials, families, and seniors photography are all available at the Quik Pics Portrait Studio. Professional headshots, glamour, women, business, and senior portraits are all available through Sabrina Casas.
Everyday Photo Class at 807 Rochow Street is an instruction center providing simple local digital photography classes to help students learn how to use semi-automatic modes, aperture, shutter speed, iso, exposure correction, and bracketing. They cover shutter drive, focusing drive, focal length, metering, and other fundamental and sophisticated camera functions.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Houston
These stores are great options when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:
- Houston Camera Exchange at 5900 Richmond Ave
- Professional Camera Repair at 4410 Richmond Ave
- Riley’s Vintage Camera & Repair at 9950 Hempstead Rd #600
In 1972 Houston Camera Exchange opened its doors as an equipment service that sold both new and secondhand cameras in your area. They sell digital cameras, lenses, photo printers, and supplies among other things.
Professional Camera Repair works with professional photographers, the general public, government agencies, and educational institutions from all around the world. They also provide image sensor cleaning, changeable lens cameras, lenses, and flashes as well as DSLR sensor cleaning and AF micro calibration.
Best Places For Selfies
There are plenty of places to take beautiful selfies in your area and some of our favorite would be:
- Smither Park
- Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
- Eleanor Tinsley Park
- McGovern Centennial Gardens
- George Mitchell Preserve
- W G Jones State Forest
- Burke Crenshaw Park
- Cullinan Park
- Mary Jo Peckham Park
The Orange Show Monument has an oasis, a wishing well, a pond, a stage, a museum, a gift shop, and various higher decks that make up the outdoor 3,000 square foot habitat which is designed in a maze-like fashion. It is certainly one of the best places to take selfies near you.
The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is a community highlight for visitors of all ages and is one of the cities most treasured and recognizable structures. For a memorable experience stand in the mist of the Waterwall and be overwhelmed by the calm sound of flowing water dripping with 11,000 gallons every minute.
The Montgomery County Spring Creek Greenway will connect and conserve up to 12,000 acres of woodland on both sides of Spring Creek including the George Mitchell Nature Preserve. The park currently has a 2-mile primary hiking trail loop, 3-miles of cycling trails, and Talon Trails’ natural surface and sustainable tracks.
Cullinan Park is located in Sugar Land and is one of the largest natural parks and best places to take pictures in your area. The 2020 Cullinan Park Photo Contest attracted magnificent photographs of wildlife, flowers, and landscape found at the 754-acre nature park.
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 2435 Fulton St #D
- Cell Phone at S Post Oak Rd
- AT&T Store at 3330 Hillcroft St #G
- Cell 1 Post at 19153 I-45 #d, The Woodlands
- Yeti Cell at 422 S Frazier St, Conroe
- Gadget MD at 701 W Parkwood Ave Inside H-E-B, Friendswood
- Cell Spa at 11750 S Texas 6, Sugar Land
- Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer at 1997 Katy Mills Blvd #201, Katy
The highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth, cheaper budget options, and everything in between can be purchased at any of the above.
Buy security cameras or get the services that go along with them by contacting:
- Texas Surveillance & Security at 9999 Bellaire Blvd #300
- Voltex Security Systems at 2855 Mangum Rd #501
- Allied Home Security & Alarm Monitoring at 507 N Sam Houston Pkwy E#400
- Lighthouse Video Surveillance at 2045 Space Park Dr #185
- Security Cameras CCTV at 2098 Antoine Dr
- Mega Systems Security at 5803 Cypress St bldg c
- Dr Computer Service & Security Cameras
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 may also want to check out our posts on:
- Photography Studios in Austin
- Photography Studios in San Antonio
- Photography Studios in Dallas & Ft Worth
- Photography Studios in New Orleans
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 Houston.