Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Lansing. 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 your area 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 area towards the end of the post to help you figure out where all the Lansing camera and photo places we list can be found. And you are all welcome to look through more of our posts on the 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:
- Award Winning Wedding Photography
- Limelight Entertainment & Photography
- Chamberlin Photography Services
- Victoria Christophe Photography
- Allie Siarto & Co. Photography
- Five Twenty-One Photography
- Steve Dean Photography
Limelight Entertainment & Photography is a good place to find fun and professional wedding photographers, DJs, and officiants. They also offer photo booth, up lighting, custom monograms, and video services for your wedding reception.
Headshots, food, places, events, beverages, and products are some of the areas Mark Chamberlin has worked on for nearly 30 years. Allie Siarto & Co. Photography provides editorial style wedding, portrait, brand storytelling, couples, families, seniors, and headshot pictures.
Jodi is an award-winning photographer that focuses on weddings, portraits, and videos in your area. Steve Dean Photography takes national magazine-quality pictures and is a lighting expert who offers high-end photography with a hometown artist feel for products, boudoirs, business executives, pregnancy, architecture, and seniors portraits.
Victoria Cristophe is a local and destination wedding photographer who also does portraits. Award Winning specializes in weddings with timeless and elegant styles and also excels at taking pictures for seniors, families, maternity, prom, fashion portfolios, and business.
To get a passport photo printed near you or to just print the selfies off your camera or phone head to:
- Insty-Prints at 209 S Washington Square
- Capital Imaging at 2521 E Michigan Ave
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.
Studios For Rent
Renting photography studio space might be possible at:
- The Lansing Studio at 701 E South St #217
- AA Studios at 1305 S Cedar St
- Matthew Mitchell Photo Studio at 410 S Cedar St #d
The Lansing Studio provides hourly rentals and is an ideal place to shoot a small session, professional headshot, or styling an editorial shoot.
AA Studios specializes in headshots, senior pictures, family photos, and personal portraits. Matthew Mitchell is a well-known local photographer who owns a studio downtown. He has been taking pictures of MSU athletics since 2008 and specializes in editorial or commercial portraits, headshots, seniors, and sports photography.
SmarterPics Photography School at 935 North Washington Avenue gives students hands-on experience and individual attention to master the technoart of digital photography from a professional and teacher. All cameras are welcome including DSLRs, mirrorless, four thirds, and cell phone cameras.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Lansing
Back in the day before smartphones this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Lansing or get them repaired at:
- Camera Shop at 6006 S Pennsylvania Ave
- ABC Warehouse at 5744 S Pennsylvania Ave
Camera Shop at 6006 South Pennsylvania Avenue sells cameras and photography equipment plus offers repair and refurbishing services in your area. There are some other electronics stores around, but nothing too camera specific that we know of.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies around town would be:
- Cooley Gardens & Scott Sunken Gardens at 125 W Malcolm X St
- Hawk Island Park at 1601 E Cavanaugh Rd
- Crego Park at 1600 Fidelity Road
Hawk Island has a beach, picnic areas, shelters, 1.5 miles of paved accessible walkways, and fishing docks making it a fantastic location to take great selfies in your area. Crego Park connects to the Lansing River Trail and there is a small lake that would give you many opportunities to take great pictures.
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:
- T-Mobile at 6527 S Cedar St A
- Verizon at 440 E Edgewood Blvd
- Boost Mobile at 625 S Waverly Rd # B
- Metro by T-Mobile at 3025 W Saginaw St
Whether you are searching for the highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth or just need budget quality pictures the above stores will have what you need.
Total Security at 625 East Saginaw Hwy can get you set up with security cameras.
You may also want to check out our posts on:
- Photography Studios in Detroit
- Photography Studios in Grand Rapids
- Photography Studios in Toledo
- Photography Studios in Chicago
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
Hopefully we did a decent job of covering the camera and photo scene near you to the best of our abilities. Whether you were hoping to learn about where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security we broke it all down.
If you made it all the way to the end you might just know a little something about this local scene yourself. If that is the case please use the comments to tell us if we got anything wrong or to share your own tips.
Either way we hope you enjoy buying cameras and taking photos in Lansing.