Everyone out there that wants to learn about where to can buy cameras and take photos in Melbourne has found the right blog post. 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 in Melbourne or maybe you just want to know about places to buy cameras and some repair shops 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. By the way, you can look through all of our local Australian photography guides right there if you want to.
You can find a photographer in your area for a wedding, graduation, or other special event by contacting:
Ateia has been specializing in wedding photography and videography for over a decade and was even featured on EasyWeddings. Duuet is a wedding photography and videography studio near you that was featured on Style Me Pretty, One Fine Day Wedding Fair, Accredited Professional Photographer, and Canon.
With over 25 years of experience and numerous accolades Dezine by Mauro is one of the world’s most prolific wedding studios while also specializing in family portraits, maternity, and baby photography.
Rosa Photography has been featured on Shutterturf, Weddingdiaries, Brighton Savoy, Vogue Ballroom, and Cosmopolitan Events because of their highly dependable wedding services and affordable photo packages.
Immerse Photography has been providing high quality wedding and portrait photography for almost 30 years. They even received an award from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography in the past.
Tree Studio is an AIPP and ABIA accredited boutique wedding photography and video studio in Melbourne.
To print the selfies off your phone or get any kind of a photo printed, developed, or processed visit:
- The Photo Shop at 215 Bay St
- Prism Imaging Photographic Printing at 504 Abbotsford St
- Matte Image I Photographic Printing at 2/7 Mayfield St
- Photo & Fine Art Printing at 117 Thistlethwaite St
- Image Science at 95 Howard St
- Photo Q at 607 High St
- The Edge Photo Imaging at 2/39 Ireland St
- On Stone at 78 Watt Rd
Each of the above is a good choice for local photo printing. 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
If you really want to take the perfect picture consider having the shoot at a photography studio in your area:
- Bohemia Bay Studio at 14/337 Bay Rd Cheltenham
- Sun Studios at 95 Buckhurst St
- Luminous Studios at 309/87 Gladstone St
- Blue Tree Studios at 2/126 Bertie St
Product and fashion photography as well as content creation, brand identity, graphic design, and social media management are some of the services offered at Bohemia Bay Studio where they also feature professional lighting equipment, make up stations, changing rooms, kitchenette, courtyard, and parking spaces that can be used for photo and video shoots.
Sun Studios offers great lighting and camera equipment as well as two custom built spaces for rent featuring a large corner cyclorama, exposed brick and white textured walls, and direct loading dock access.
A 24 hour turnaround on single and double portraits as well as on location image transfer to a local USB are provided at Luminous Studios. They also have a New York loft style space featuring 4 meter high ceilings, full corner 25 meter squared cyclorama, kitchen, microwave, and an area for photographic stills video and small product launches.
Blue Tree has a 2,000 square feet shooting area with a full cyclorama, 4 meter ceiling, and plenty of natural lighting. They specialize in architectural, commercial, brand, event, corporate lifestyle, industrial, and government photography as well as professional corporate headshots near you.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on how to take beautiful pictures in your area:
Matt Krumins offers small group and private photography workshops in Melbourne as well as comprehensive online courses.
Beginners, enthusiasts, and amateurs can learn how to capture professional quality photos and learn effective techniques within a day by taking Mark Gray’s photography classes.
Djb Photography School provides DSLR and mirrorless express and Adobe Lightroom beginners masterclass. Over 25 classes for all levels are offered at Alwyns Photo School.
Don’t forget about the photography classes at Michaels from our camera stores and repair shops near you list.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Melbourne
A decade ago this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Melbourne or possibly rent them and get them repaired at:
- Vintech at 5th/358 Lonsdale St
- Michaels Camera at 263-269 Elizabeth St
- Digi Direct at 217 Elizabeth St
- Canon Experience Store at 95 Buckhurst St
Vintech sells and repairs all types and brands of digital, film, and video cameras in your area and even offers sensor cleaning, memory card recovery, and video to DVD transfers.
Michaels provides digital and video cameras and photographic accessories as well as a full range of services including printing, film processing, on site repairs, camera rentals, passport photos, photo recovery, and a variety of photography courses.
You can choose from an extensive selection of cameras, computers, mobile phones, and accessories from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Fuji, Ricoh, and Panasonic at DigiDirect where they also provide services like local printing, passport photos, and equipment rentals.
Canon Experience Store sells and repairs the most recent Canon digital cameras, lenses, and printers.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies in your area would be:
- Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
- Fitzroy Gardens
- Shrine of Remembrance
- Parliament Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is a scenic recreation area as well as an important resource for education, conservation, science, and horticulture that has been a treasured part of the cities cultural life for more than 170 years. It is home to a collection of over 8,500 plant species from around the world which offer some of the best places to take selfies in Melbourne.
Fitzroy Gardens features classic Victorian design and a diverse and layered landscape with magnificent elm trees and some of the best grown plants in the state including flowers, ornamental shrubs, and much more.
You can enjoy breathtaking views for great local pictures of the memorial gardens as well as learn about the real life experiences of Australians during WWII at The Shrine of Remembrance every day from 10am to 5pm.
Parliament Gardens is a triangular shaped park that provides excellent views of nearby landmarks such as St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parliament House, and the Melbourne City Synagogue.
Flagstaff Gardens is one of the country’s oldest parks providing archaeological, horticultural, historical, and social significance since 1862.
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:
- Mobile Monster at #2 Level 4/306 Little Collins St
- Mobile Guru Australia at Level 1/36 Park St
- Smm Mobiles at #216 South Melbourne Market
- Money 4 Phones at 68-72 York 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.
You can either buy security cameras near you or have your home or business looked over by contacting:
- Omega Security Solutions at Cnr Francis & Fraser St
- Rhodium Security Camera Systems at 12 Stelvio Cl
- Smarter Security at 67/170 Forster Rd
- Signal Security at 161 Collins St
- Caught in the Act Security Solutions at 445 Graham St
- Wireless Camera Solutions at Dryburgh St
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 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 Melbourne.