In only a few short minutes you will hopefully learn at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Knoxville. 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 Knoxville 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:
- Tonya Damron Photography
- Winx Photo
- Mile Marker Images
- Erin Morrison Photography
- Amanda May Photos
- Abigail Malone Photography
- T&K Photography Red Boat Photography
Tonya Damron is a local wedding photographer that specializes in capturing candid moments through vibrant images. Since 2014 Winx Photo has specialized in weddings and has photographed at several of East Tennessee’s most beautiful locations including The Standard, RT Lodge, The Magnolia Venue, The Kincaid House, Heartland Meadows, Dara’s Garden, and more.
Mile Marker Images has photographed over 100 weddings in your area including small, large, in church, private, and destination weddings. Erin Morrison has been recognized as one of Knoxville’s best photographers while doing more than 200 weddings and she is also one of the few photographers allowed into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Amanda May is a wedding and portrait photographer near you who also provides small business workshops and coaching. Abigail Malone Photography specializes in weddings.
T&K Photography was founded by Tyler and Kendall who have almost 10 years of experience in the field with over 275 weddings and 600 clients. Red Boat specializes in light-filled and candid photography of proposals, engagements, weddings, maternity, seniors, and families. They are happy to take pictures for you throughout the Southeast.
To get a passport photo printed or to just print the selfies off your camera or phone head to:
- Thompson Photo Products at 2019 Middlebrook Pike
- F/32 Photo at 7933 Ray Mears Blvd
- Fleetwood The Print Refinery at 6504 Kingston Pike
- Walmart Photo Center at 8445 Walbrook Dr
As a fourth generation family business Thompson Photo Products has been serving your area since 1902. F/32 Photo provides a variety of services including passport and ID photographs, proof books, slides, prints from Facebook, film processing, press printed albums, rental equipment, photo restorations, scanning, and video transfers.
F/32 Photo also offers photography classes from basic to advanced courses. Fleetwood The Print Refinery offers photos, canvas, business, greeting cards, and preservation printing.
Studios For Rent
Renting photography studio space might be possible at:
- Colby’s Photos & Videos at 503 Clinch Ave #101
- Taylor-Roman Photography at 10932 Murdock Dr b101
- Golightly Studios at 8373 Kingston Pike #7000
Suzy Collins is a professional photographer who specializes in boudoir, branding, couples, families, and mini session photography at her nice local studio. Colby’s Photography and Videography provides advertising, business, and corporate content to promote your products, services, locations, and people, plus editorial portraits and formal business pictures of you, your team, or clients.
Red Door Studio is a premier portrait and boudoir photography studio near you that has built a reputation for excellence and cutting-edge photos through hard work and creativity. Their signature is to portray real life through original works of art.
Every session at the Taylor-Roman Photography studio includes professional hair, makeup, and outfit styling. Golightly Studios has had a good reputation as a photographer and videographer with expertise in weddings, quinceanera, portraits, and commercials.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on taking pictures in your area:
- John Black Photography at 1003 Oak Ave
- Emerald + Ivy
- Davis Studio
Each of these photographers teaches classes on taking great pictures near you.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Knoxville
Back in the day before smartphones this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Knoxville or get them repaired at:
- Cell Phone Repair at 1916 Cumberland Ave
- Ubreakifix at 2411 Callahan Dr
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies around town would be:
- Sunsphere at 810 W Clinch Ave
- World’s Fair Park at 963 World’s Fair Park Dr
- Fort Dickerson Quarry at 550 Augusta Ave
- Concord Park at 10960 Concord Park Dr
- UT Gardens at 2518 Jacob Dr
The Observation Deck is located on the fourth floor of the Sunsphere and offers a panoramic view of downtown, the Tennessee River, the University of Tennessee, the Smoky Mountains, and World’s Fair Park. The Observation Deck is accessible only through double elevators at the Sunsphere and Convention Center levels.
World’s Fair Park has a festival lawn, a performance lawn, and a lake area. The Park’s lush green lawn provides a magnificent setting for recreation, festivals, performances, and photo opportunities in your area. The interactive water play area at the Court of Flags Fountain is open from March to October.
During the summer months Fort Dickerson Quarry is full of people enjoying the weather and swimming, sometimes even inflating rafts and floating to the far side of the quarry lake. A trip to Fort Dickerson would give you many opportunities to take great pictures.
Concord Park is surrounded by Fort Loudoun Lake which makes for a beautiful background for your next selfie. The University of Tennessee Gardens are open year-round for free and are another good place to take photos near you.
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:
- AT&T Store at 4829 N Broadway #104
- T-Mobile at 7600 Kingston Pike K7
If you are looking for a place to buy a phone with a good camera in your area they should all be able to help.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over after contacting:
- Milton Tech – Security Systems at 7600 Kingston Pike #1148
- CPI Security Systems at 6721 Baum Dr
- Clearview Security at 529 N Gay St
- ADT Security Services at 9047 Executive Park Dr #110
- Fleenor Security Systems at 6700 Baum Dr #322
- His Security & Technology at 11426 Kingston Pike
- Smart Home Technologies
Any of those companies should be able to provide security cameras near you. Some of you might also want to check out our posts on:
- Camera Phones & Accessories in Atlanta
- Camera Phones & Accessories in Nashville
- Camera Phones & Accessories in Charlotte
- Camera Phones & Accessories in Louisville
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 Knoxville.