Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Miami. 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 Miami 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:
- Solo Mio Photography
- Evan Rich
- Leo Photographer
- White House Wedding Photography
- Chris Headshots Photography
- AF Studios
- Stephanie Anders
Solo Mio has been specializing in wedding, engagement, family, portrait, and event photography near you for almost 10 years and has been featured by Elle Magazine, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, 30 Rising Stars, Beautiful Brides, Junebug Weddings, Looks Like Film, and Vogue.
For over 5 years Evan Rich has been a documentary wedding photographer in Miami capturing everything from fleeting in between moments with family and friends to vibrant natural portraits. He has been featured in Wedding Chicks, Modern Luxury Weddings, Ruffled, Looks Like Film, Style Me Pretty, Junebug Weddings, Weddings.com, Rangefinder, Rock N Roll Bride, and Brides.com.
Leo has been shooting professional, family, newborn, baby, and child portraits as well as corporate events, modeling and beauty, wedding, product, and project photography for over 15 years and his works have been featured by Wedding Wire and The Knot.
Style Me Pretty, OK Magazine, WeddingWire, The Knot, Borrowed & Blue, Bridal Beauty Magazine, Wedding Rule.com, Shoutout Miami, VoyageMia, and Expertise have all featured White House Wedding’s works.
Chris Headshots’ has been specializing in headshots, event, product, family, wedding, ecommerce, and fashion photography in Fort Lauderdale for over 10 years and has been featured in The Black Tape Project.
Some of AF Studios’ services include quinceaneras, weddings, sweet sixteens, baptisms, baby showers, religious venues, real estate, commercial, and corporate services. They have been honored by The International Photography Awards and recognized in the United States and South America as well.
Stephanie Anders has been excelling at maternity, newborn, children, family portraits, and personal branding for over 10 years. Her works have appeared in Professional Photographers of America Magazine and Key Biscayne Magazine and even received awards from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.
You can get all varieties of photos printed, processed, or developed when you visit:
- Photo Prints & Frames at 3399 NW 72nd Ave
- Miami Printed at 7601 E Treasure Dr #Cu-10
- The Color House at 5110 NW 2nd Ave
- Darkroom & Digital at 331 NE 59th Terrace
- Photo Pro at 7238 SW 42nd Terrace
- Miguisa Photo Lab at 3300 E 4th Ave #7, Hialeah
Each of the above is a good choice for photo printing near you from our next list. 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:
- Aperture Studios at 385 NE 59th St
- ALT Photo Studio at 350 NE 75th St #102
- KeyFootage Studios at 710 NW 57th St, Fort Lauderdale
Aperture Studios offers 2 massive amenity-filled drive-in accessible studios that are ideal for any type of production as well as a large common area. Their Studio A features a spacious 28 x 32 foot cyclorama and a stunning 10×24 foot north light exposure while their Studio B has a massive 26 x 37 foot cyclorama and a full work kitchen that is ideal for food shoots, castings, or even videos.
ALT Photo Studio specializes in professional and creative photography in your area as well as post production editing and their 1,200 square foot space can accommodate small and personal photo shoots as well as large projects and their sets even include backdrops, strobe, continuous lighting, light modifiers, light stands and mounting, and extras.
KeyFootage Studios provides studio rentals with lighting, over 10 backdrop colors, and on site props as well as local photo printing, editing, and workshops plus they are happy to document birthdays, weddings, maternity, and other special occasions.
AVC from our camera shops list and the The Miami Institute of Photography both have studios you can use too.
Level up your skills by taking classes at a Miami photography school or find an instructor who gives private lessons by contacting:
The Miami Institute of Photography provides programs for amateurs and professionals as well as studio rentals featuring a fully equipped space for any production needs.
Their 812 square foot private local studio features a hair and makeup station, dressing room, two dyna lite power pack 1000W, four dyna lite 2040 light heads, 2 pocket wizards, optical remotes and sync cable, 20′ x 14′ corner cyclorama, 12′ x 10′ roll up door vehicle drive in, 14′ ceiling height, and a selection of light modifiers and accessories.
AVC Photo Store who we mentioned earlier also has a school for taking quality pictures.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Miami
These stores are great options when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:
- AVC Photo Store at 7500 NW 25th St #1
- Pitman Photo Supply at 14321 S Dixie Hwy
- Southern Photo Technical Services at 37 NE 167th St
- Camera Clinic at 250 Commercial Blvd
AVC Photo Store is a large retailer carrying some of the most popular brands including Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, RED, BlackMagic Design, DJI, Tamron, Sigma, Profoto, Broncolor, Westcott, Matthews, Kupo, Panasonic, Lumix, and more. They also buy and sell used cameras in your area, have a photography school, and feature two production studios with a makeup rooms and high end lighting.
Video transfer, photo restoration, camera rentals and repairs, film developing, sensor cleaning, printing, passport photos, and many more services are provided at Pitman Photo Supply.
Southern Photo Technical Service repairs digital and video cameras, lenses, flash units, and studio lighting from brands like Bowens, Calumet, Canon, Fuji, Fujifilm, Kodak, Leica, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sony, Samsung, and Vivitar. They also offer sensor cleaning, video transfer, data recovery, Nikon D3S Pro, D4 Pro, and D4S Pro upgrades.
The Camera Clinic repairs all types of cameras locally including point-and-shoot, 35mm, digital, and DSLR models from Agfa, Canon, Chinon, Casio, Contax, Fujifilm, GE, Hasselblad, HP, Ixus, Kodak, Konica, Konica Minolta, Leica, LG, Mamiya, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, DMC-G, Pentax, and Rico. They also sell used cameras, accessories, and equipment such as tripods, filters, batteries, lens caps, and straps.
Best Places For Selfies
There are plenty of places to take beautiful selfies in your area and some of our favorite would be:
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens at 3251 S Miami Ave
- Pérez Art Museum at 1103 Biscayne Blvd
- Maurice A. Ferré Park at 1075 Biscayne Blvd
- Wynwood Walls at 2520 NW 2nd Ave
- South Pointe Park Pier at 1 Washington Ave
- Matheson Hammock Park at 9610 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables
- Amelia Earhart Park at 401 E 65th St, Hialeah
The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was built in the early 20th century located on Biscayne Bay in the Coconut Grove neighborhood. It features extensive Italian Renaissance gardens, native woodland landscape, and a historic village outbuildings compound that are great for selfies in Miami.
The Pérez Art Museum is a 20 acre museum park that was designed by Herzog and de Meuron. The museum has been relocated to its new home at 1103 Biscayne Boulevard which includes the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and the city park.
Maurice A. Ferré is a 30 acre public urban park that opened in 1976 on the site of several slips served by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. It is bounded to the north by I-395, Metromover and the former Miami Herald headquarters to the south by American Airlines Arena and Bayside Marketplace to the west by Biscayne Boulevard and to the east by Biscayne Bay.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world come to visit the Wynwood Walls each year and witness the creation of 50 dazzling cutting edge murals throughout the district by respected street artists from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. It marked Art Basel in 2012 with a series of events honoring Tony Goldman and is now one of the best places in the world to see leading street artists’ work as well as one of the top places to take pictures near you.
Visitors and locals alike flock to the 450-foot pier to fish and watch kayakers, surfers, and jet skiers at South Pointe Park. It includes viewing areas, turtle-safe lighting, fishing line recycling bins, and areas to cut bait and wash freshly caught fish as well as a restaurant, frozen yogurt concession, kid’s area, dog park, and outdoor showers and offers panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, Fisher Island, Downtown, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Matheson Hammock Park and Amelia Earhart Park are two more great spots for outdoor photoshoots in town.
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:
- Cell Phones Universe at 2255 SW 32nd Ave D
- 7 Wireless at 4605 NW 7th St
- Phone Flash Net at 1199 W Flagler St #17
- Cellulars C2go at 2027 NW 20th St
- Simple Mobile at 742 SW 8th St #B
- T-Mobile at 1559 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale
- Boost Mobile at 1951 NW 9th Ave #19A, Fort Lauderdale
- Unlimited Wireless at 1675 W 49th St, Hialeah
- Metro by T-Mobile at 262 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
From the highest megapixel camera phones with the latest bluetooth technology to cheaper options for those on a budget you won’t have any problem finding what you need at those stores.
Buy security cameras or get the services that go along with them by contacting:
- Helios Security Systems at 8125 NW 74th Ave #8
- Planet Security at 1395 Brickell Ave #720
- Dicsan Technology at 660 NW 119th St
- Nodac Technology at 2236 NW 82nd Ave
- Vivint at 1200 NW 78th Ave #200
- Miami Total Security at 13250 SW 128th St #111
- Spy Shop at 600 W Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
- Miami Security Systems at 2410 W 78th St #B, Hialeah
- Spy World at 96 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
- American Access Systems at 1825 Ponce de Leon PMB 596, Coral Gables
- Smart Security Camera at 2028 Harrison St #206, Hollywood
Some of those will be good stores to buy security cameras near you while others will take the next step and monitor what is going on.
You may also want to check out our posts on:
- Photography Studios & Schools in Cape Coral & Ft Myers
- Photography Studios & Schools in Tampa Bay & St Petersburg
- Photography Studios & Schools in Orlando
- Photography Studios & Schools in Jacksonville
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 Miami.