If you are trying to figure out where to buy cameras and take photos in Madrid you are in the right place. We will also be covering 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 in Madrid 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 places we list can be found. More of our Spain picture and camera guides are available there if you want to check them out.
Commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event by hiring a great photographer near you to capture the scene:
Industry blogs such as Lucia Marries, Green Wedding Shoes, Junebug Weddings, Frida in Love, Festival Brides, The Champagne, Boat of Boots, and All Lovely Party have been featuring Prisma Blanco’s works in recent times.
Carla Bonnet has been a photographer near you that specializes in shoots for weddings, couples, proposals, friends, and families for over 5 years and she has been recognized by Rock My Wedding and Style Me Pretty.
Jake + Genessa is a great option for wedding and elopement photography and their work has been featured on How I Shot This, Beloved Stories, Two Secret Vows, Wandering Vows, and Much Love.
You can get all varieties of photos printed, processed, or developed when you visit:
- Photo Instant at Calle del Duque de Alba, 8
- 1826 Film Lab at Calle el Escorial, 14
- Espiral Imagen at Calle del Cidro, 20
- Cuartalinea at Calle de los Relatores, 4
- Foto Prix at Calle de Hermosilla, 62
- Digital Chlorophyll at Calle Empleo, 11
Each of the above is a good choice for photo printing in your area. They should be able to provide color or black and white pictures and they can probably put them on just about anything you want.
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.
If you have any specific photo printing needs we suggest you look through those links and find a place that offers exactly what you want.
Studios For Better Pictures
Book some time at a photography studio in your area if you need to get everything perfect:
- Photo Studio at Carrera de Dulcinea, 31
- Daylight Studios at Carrera Prudencio Álvaro, 41
- Camera Studio at Carrera Gral. Álvarez de Castro, 12
- Daydream Studio at Calle Francisco Guzmán, 5
- Artika at Calle de las Dos Hermanas, 12
- Addict Studios at Carrera Fernán Caballero, 2
- Master Pro Studio at Calle Dolores, 15
Photo Studio has modern and innovative small corners and decorations as well as natural light, creeper walls, and white brick walls.
Daylight Studios specializes in the production, organization, and rental of photo and video equipment near you. They have 4 studios with a variety of backgrounds of different materials for taking photographs and videos as well as a set construction service and made to measure backdrops.
Camera Studio is divided into two spaces with a total of 5 available studios with lounges, sound systems, and styling and makeup areas making it an ideal location for photoshoots, film productions, shows, workshops, and other events.
Daydream Studio can be rented for local photography sessions as well as video shoots. It has white and black cycloramas and chroma and can be used for anything from small photographic or video works to editorials, fashion shoots, advertising campaigns, magazine covers, video clips, and large productions.
Artika is a consolidated photography and videography studio in Madrid for amateurs, professionals, and agencies. It includes a reception and rest area, complete office, makeup and hairdressing area, changing room, and photography set where you can organize your shootings, fittings, castings, courses, and workshops.
Addict Studios is a 700 m2 multifunctional rental studio with 2 cycloramas, multiple styling rooms, hair washing station, VIP area, relax area, and 4 private bathrooms with showers that provides a full range of services for producing photographs, commercials, video clips, exhibitions, fittings, and events. It also has cutting edge equipment ranging from cameras to lighting to additional technology on demand.
Master Pro Studio has two large independent sets and top-of-the-line equipment for photography, videography, and film productions. Both sets include dressing rooms, full bathrooms, kitchen, and a rest area.
The Madrid School of Photography at Calle de Santiago de Compostela, 60 provides introductory courses, photographic portrait, landscape, macro, Photoshop, lightroom, and live photography as well as additional activities, workshops, outings, exhibitions, and events for and by students.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Madrid
These stores are great options when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:
Fokus Repairs sells used cameras in your area along with lenses, flashes, binoculars, and other camera accessories and provides technical support for all brands of digital and analog lenses including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic, Fuji, Sigma, Tamron, Leica, Rollei, and Mamiya.
Talleres Pentaprisma specializes in photography equipment repair and technical support and works with shops, importers, and institutions as well as local photography professionals and amateurs.
Best Places For Selfies
There are plenty of places to take beautiful selfies near you and some of our favorite would be:
- Royal Palace of Madrid
- El Retiro Park
- Royal Botanical Garden
- Crystal Palace
- El Capricho Park
The Royal Palace of Madrid is a great place to take selfies as it is beautiful and has 3,418 rooms measuring up to 135,000 square meters. Nearly 2 million visitors come to discover its hidden corners, works of art, and world class treasures every year.
El Retiro Park is one of the largest green spaces in townproviding culture, leisure, and sports to both locals and visitors. Among its most significant architectural and historical elements are the Estanque Grande which offers a variety of activities, the Municipal School of Canoeing which is aimed at children and young people aged 7 to 17, the Palacio de Velázquez, and the Palacio de Cristal which are both currently used as exhibition halls of the Reina Sofa Museum.
Real Jardn Botánico de Madrid measures up to 20 acres and has over 90,000 plants and flowers as well as 1,500 trees. The garden is now divided into seven major outdoor sections and five greenhouses making for many great spots to take outdoor photos in your area.
The Palacio de Cristal is shaped like a Greek cross and is made almost entirely of glass set in an iron framework on a brick base decorated with ceramics. Its cupola raises the structure to over 22 meters in height.
El Capricho is landscaped in the style of the 18th century with formal and naturalistic elements. It is regarded as one of the city’s most beautiful parks for its number of eye catchers such as Hermit’s House, Temple to Bacchus, lake, maze, and continental gardens.
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:
- Spain Phone at Carrera de Ríos Rosas, 32
- Maslife at Calle de Goya, 87
- Vodafone at Centro Comercial El Corte Inglés, Pl. del Callao, 2
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:
- We Spy at Calle del Duque de Sesto, 13
- Cámaras de Seguridad at Paseo del Comandante Fortea 52
- VisioTech at Carrera Alberto Sánchez, 31
- Hikvision at Calle de la Almazara, 9
- Microsegur at Calle del Portal, 12
If you want to add security cameras to your property contact one of the above.
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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 Madrid.