Over the next few minutes you will hopefully learn at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Kiev. 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 Kiev 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:
Alona Perepelytsya is another good option for wedding, pregnancy, portrait, love story, and family photography in your area.
To get a passport photo printed near you or to just print the selfies off your camera or phone head to:
- Foto-Ekspres at Palace of Sports, Level 3
- Принт Центр at Lva Tolstoho St 11/61
- KPI Print at Povitroflots’kyi Ln 1/33
- Polytech at Borshchahivska St, 124
- Photo Room at pr-kt Petr Grigorenko5A
- E-Photo at Viktora Yarmoly St 6/8
- Printing on Canvas at 12, Bazhova St
All of those options for photo printing in your area are good ones. Color or black-and-white images should be developed, and they should be able to put them on just about whatever you desire.
Anything from brochures and pamphlets to passport photos to books and posters can be developed and printed by these companies who should also be able to handle wall graphics, digital prints, real estate advertisements, and other marketing materials. Most should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you’re looking for a certain service, have a peek at those links to see if you can find the right option for your needs.
Studios For Rent
Renting photography studio space might be possible at:
- Koren Studio at Saksahanskoho St 24/25
- Lightfield at Polova St 21Б
- Pandora Studio at ВДНГ, проспект Академіка Глушкова 21
- Lovely Photo Studio at Kostiantynivska St 73
- F-Star Studio at 9 корпус 57
- Kaira Studio at Nyzhnoiurkivska St 9
Koren Studio was founded in 2013 by photographer Andrey Koren and the studio boasts Profoto lighting, a 3-radius white cyclorama, Manfrotto stands, and a welcoming ambiance for their clients. Lightfield specializes in advertising, website, and beauty photography.
They provide four large-scale cycloramas, pavilions with interiors, and studios for subject photography plus there is a big hall which can be readily reconfigured for conferences, presentations, and trainings. Pandora has six halls equipped with a full studio setup and rents out professional photography and video equipment including cameras, lenses, and high-end video lighting to achieve the best results and can provide experts to help you set up your shot.
Lovely Photo is one of the most atmospheric studios near you. In the F-Star’ interior hall you can utilize the paper backgrounds and a movable background wall as long as you leave them clean and complete after shooting.
Kaira’s main style is creative fashion and beauty photography but she can also introduce you to some of the best professionals in makeup, stylist, hairdresser, videographer and more.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on taking pictures in your area:
- Fotoshkola at Saksahanskoho St
- Red Cucumber Production at Kostiantynivska St
- Photo School of Alexander Ktitorchuk at Oleksandra Arkhypenka St
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Kiev
Back in the day before smartphones this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Kiev or get them repaired at:
- Fotomahazyn Podorozhnyk at Olympic Shopping Center Floor 3
- Fotaks at Chystiakivska St 2А
- Paparazzi at Pushkinska St 20
- Foto Sale at Vulytsya Yevhena Sverstyuka 19
- Photo Store at Kozatska St 122
Paparazzi provides accessories and equipment for local photography studios. Fotosale is one of the best online stores selling professional photo and video equipment since 2004 and has been a pro partner of top brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica, Zeiss, Panasonic, Olympus, and Fujifilm. They offer a wide range of equipment and accessories for photography and videography at affordable prices.
Photo Store provides a wide variety of digital cameras and accessories from well-known brands including Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Apple, Fujifilm, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Lowepro, Vanguard, Slik, Manfrotto, and more.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies around town would be:
- Motherland Monument at Lavrska St, 27
- Feofaniya Park at 32, вул. Академіка Лєбєдєва
- Hydropark at Brovarskyi Ave
The Motherland Monument is a giant titanium statue that celebrates the Sovier Union’s victory over Nazi Germany and part of the Great Patriotic War Museum Complex. It was erected on one of the highest spots in the city with 62m high and offers great views and photo opportunities of your area.
Feofania Park is beautiful and offers many great places to take selfies in Kiev. Hydropark is a landscape-recreational park surrounded by Dnieper River that offers water sports and recreational activities. During sunny days many people use its beaches for sunbathing and swimming, and you can find plenty of great places to take pictures near you when you visit.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
These days the cameras on the newest phones can be great and if you want to buy a new one head to:
- Mac Store at blvd. Shevchenko 6
- Sim Store at Desyatynna St 13
- Used Apple at Velyka Vasylkivska St, 13/1
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over after contacting:
- Kompaniya at 31-Б, Yaroslavska St
- Partizan Security Ukraine at Valentyny Chaiky St
- Pipl.ua at Holosiivskyi prospekt
- Forter at Vadyma Hetmana St
- Kan Smart at Revuts’koho St
Some of those will be good stores to buy security cameras 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 Moscow
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in Saint Petersburg
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in Minsk
- Where To Buy Cameras & Accessories in Warsaw
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 Kiev.