All of you out there that are trying to learn about where to buy cameras and take photos in Los Angeles have come to the right place. Those topics are just the beginning as we have plenty of other related things to get into as the post moves forward.
There probably isn’t a better way for us to begin than with the best local photographers for those who need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or who just want to capture memories at any special event. Then you can read about photo printing shops where you should be able to develop and print passport photos, brochures, marketing materials or anything and we will discuss photography studios in your area too.
Some reading this might be interested in taking photography classes or maybe you just want to know about places to buy cameras and some repair shops in Los Angeles which should sell all the new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, or other equipment and accessories you might desire.
Places to take beautiful selfies near you will get a shout out before other loosely related subjects like camera phones and security cameras. We will do our best put the right shops in the right lists but since many of these topics are quite correlated some crossover between the lists should be expected.
Be sure to check out the map at the end which can help you figure out where all the places we list are located. And just in case you are curious you can find all of our posts on cameras and selfies in the Southwest at that link.
You can find a local photographer for a wedding, graduation, or other special event by contacting:
Heather DeCamp specializes in wedding, engagement, newborn, and family photography near you and captures everything from a standard portrait session to major life events such as baptisms, christenings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, baby showers, gender reveals, and much more. She has over a decade worth of experience and her work has been featured in many blogs.
The I Do has been a boutique wedding and event photography and videography company since 2012 that received multiple awards from Expertise.com, Wedding Wire, LGBT+ Friendly, and Thumbtack.
David England has been a Los Angeles wedding and event photographer since 2000 specializing in headshots, portraits and team photos as well as family real estate and corporate photography.
Nicole Kirshner’s works have been featured on various blogs since 2016. Boudoir and wedding photography services in your area are offered by Karench French whose works have appeared in publications such as Modern Bride and on CBS TV’s “This Is LA!”
Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled, Style Me Pretty, Brides, 100 Layer Cake, and The Venue Report have all featured Jenna Bechtholt’s natural light weddings and engagement photos.
To print the selfies off your phone or get any kind of a photo printed, developed, or processed visit:
- The Icon at 5450 Wilshire Blvd
- Berry Flash at 3124 S Sepulveda Blvd
- Perfect Image Printing at 700 Wilshire Blvd #130
- Fine Art Printing at 834 Ceres Ave
- A1s Livescan Fingerprinting at 320 Elm Ave, Long Beach
- Photomation at 2551 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim
- Pro Photo Connection at 17671 Fitch, Irvine
- Printland at 2927 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica
You should be able to get quality photo printing in your area 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
If you really want to take the perfect picture consider having the shoot at a photography studio near you:
- Apex Photo Studios at 1024 S Santee St #800
- FD Photo Studio Main at 530 E 8th St #500
- Concrete Studios at 1340 E 6th St #104
- Noho Photo Studio Rentals at 7421 Laurel Canyon Blvd
- f/8 Studios at 3764 Orange Ave, Long Beach
- Ziba Photo Video at 18003 Sky Park Cir #M, Irvine
- Studio 1641 at 16th St, Santa Monica
Apex Photo Studios provides equipment rentals as well as a variety of camera, lighting, and grip packages. They have 6 studios to choose from plus two more rooftops for all local filmmakers, photographers, and artists with large and small productions.
FD is an LA photography studio offering headshots and high end retouching as well as rentals for photo and video, light and grip equipment, and a cyclorama.
Professional photography, film, and rooftop rentals are available at Concrete where they also feature 6 studios that are equipped with strobe lighting, paper backdrops, and blackout curtains.
NoHo is a commercial photo studio offering portraits, headshots, group photos, and product photography that has lighting equipment as well as a makeup room, dressing room, and restroom.
Portrait, wedding, and product photography as well as themed mini shoots with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, a pumpkin patch, and more are provided at f/8 Studios.
Professional headshots, high end dramatic black and white portraits, e-commerce, and architectural photography as well as hourly and daily rentals for shoots, castings, and events are available at Ziba Photo Video.
Studio 1641 is a full service boutique that is available for daily rentals, equipment rentals, and events and offers a variety of professional digital, lighting, and grip packages. It has two shooting spaces, a production office, wardrobe, hair and makeup room, kitchenette with appliances, and a roll up door.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on how to take beautiful pictures in your area:
- Los Angeles Center of Photography at 5566 Washington Blvd
- Creative Photography Workshops at 3325 Shelby Dr
- Ken Weingart Photography
The Los Angeles Center of Photography is a non profit charitable organization that is dedicated to supporting photographers by offering high quality classes, travel workshops, exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and community outreach efforts with the help of grants, need based scholarships, and targeted programming for youth and low income families.
Creative Photography Workshops offers classes that are designed to quickly get students up to speed with a solid understanding of equipment and technique before moving them beyond the basics to develop their own vision.
Ken Weingart is a well known editorial and advertising professional providing a one day workshop for emerging and intermediate photographers in your area.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Los Angeles
A decade ago this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Los Angeles or possibly rent them and get them repaired at:
- Samy’s Camera at 431 S Fairfax Ave
- Walters Camera Video & Digital at 811 W Cesar Estrada Chavez Ave
- Tuttle Cameras at 5467 E Carson St, Long Beach
Samy’s is a modern electronics store selling a variety of cameras in your area including equipment and accessories while also offering rentals, restorations, creative services, digital prints, trade ins, and leasing.
New, rebuilt, used, and rare parts for antique and new cameras and plenty more types of photography equipment are available at Walters Camera Video and Digital who also does repairs.
Tuttle is an old school local camera store providing a variety of equipment, supplies, and accessories as well as a photo lab and pre owned equipment.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best local places to take selfies would be:
- Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Vista Hermosa Natural Park
- Exposition Park Rose Garden
- Griffith Park
- Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
- Yorba Regional Park
- Tongva Park
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the most famous places to take pictures in the world. Not only can you get snaps of the stars on the ground but there will be all kinds of street performers and other unique things offering great spots to take selfies near you.
Vista Hermosa Natural Park is a popular destination for residents that boldly restores the serenity and diversity of nature to the cities urban core. It has walking trails, streams, meadows, oak savannahs, picnic areas, and a nature themed playground.
Many locals and tourists visit the Exposition Park Rose Garden every day and it is also a preferred location for LA weddings and family portraits between April and November.
Griffith Park is one of the largest municipal parks with urban wilderness areas in the United States with over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas.
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is a living museum, a place of learning, art, and culture for everyone bringing new blooms, exciting cultural celebrations, and intriguing exhibits every season. You can feed the koi, walk the winding paths, see the Tea House, and even meditate in the Zen Garden.
A variety of family and group picnick options featuring 400 picnic tables, bicycle trails, four lakes connected by streams, playgrounds, restrooms, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, two ball diamonds, physical fitness course, and approximately 200 barbecues are offered at Yorba Park.
Tongva is a 6.2 acre park that is great for outdoor LA photoshoots with an amphitheater, playground, garden, fountains, picnic areas, and more.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
These days the cameras on the newest phones should have very high megapixels and if you want to buy a new one head to:
- Cell Funds at 14429 Ventura Blvd #108
- T-Mobile at 2401 N Broadway
- Boost Mobile at 2138 E Anaheim St, Long Beach
- AT&T Store at 5550 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd #B, Anaheim
- Dr. Smart Phones at 4940 Irvine Blvd #111, Irvine
- Verizon Authorized Retailer at 2712 Main St, Santa Monica
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.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over by contacting:
- CCTV Security Cameras at 808 S Spring St
- Security Cameras Installation at 153 W Rosecrans Ave #3
- First Digital Surveillance at 3183 Wilshire Blvd
- ACC Security & Surveillance Camera Systems at 11324 Santa Monica Blvd
- ENS Security at 1113 Venice Blvd
- KOA Electronics Distribution at 7306 Coldwater Canyon Ave #1
- E Cam Secure at 3400 E Airport Way, Long Beach
- Alert 360 Home Security at 1440 S State College Blvd #5L, Anaheim
- Amaryllo at 2372 Morse Ave #523, Irvine
- Sonitrol of Orange County at 23 Mauchly #100, Irvine
- Three Factor Security Cameras Installation at 100 Wilshire Blvd #700, Santa Monica
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.
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Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope that we did a decent job of covering the camera and photo scene near you. Whether you were hoping to learn about where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, developing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security you read about it all.
If you read 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 Los Angeles.