Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Minsk. 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 Minsk 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:
- Paul Underhill Photography
- Oleg Zaytsev Svadebnyy Fotograf
- Svadebnyy Fotograf
- Yekaterina Parmon
- Vasiliy Matyukhin
Localgrapher has been in business since 2015 and offers proposal, wedding, family, anniversary, maternity, graduation, birthday, and all kinds of special occasion photography and videography services in your area. Paul Underhill is a full time professional photographer and photojournalist specializing in lifestyle, weddings, commercials, products, and locations. Oleg Zaytsev provides services for weddings and family portraiture.
Photo sessions for weddings, engagements, families, maternity, baptism, birthdays, and all types of special personal events are provided by Dulebenets. Another local photographer who specializes in providing affordable wedding services is Yekaterina Parmon. Vasiliy Matyukhin also takes quality photographs of weddings and families.
You can get all kinds of photos printed, even passport photos, at places like:
- Fotakrama at praspiekt Niezaliežnasci 91
- Fototsentr at praspiekt Rakasoŭskaha 123а
- Sprinter at vulica Rusijanava 4
- Karandash Pechatnyi Centr at Independence Square
Each of the above is a good choice for photo printing near you. 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 Rent
Rent photography studio space at one of these spots when you have a serious project to take care of:
- Matreshka Photo Studio at Vulitsa Kuybyshava 22
- Diva Studio at Oktyabrskaya st 10а
- Yoyo Studio at vulica Kastryčnickaja 16/20
- Arigato Studio at Masherova Ave d.11
- Srochnoye Foto Na Dokumenty at praspiekt Mašerava 20
- Kova Studio at Kuibyshava st 22
Matreshka offers two shooting rooms with a broad corner 6×6 white cyclorama, a one sided 3×2 black cyclorama, high ceilings, and plenty of natural light. Diva rents out a studio and most of all the things you need for a photoshoot in your area like gowns, peignoirs, bodysuits, and accessories. Yoyo is an 80 square meter Nordic designed studio that has a shooting room and a dressing area as well as necessary props, colored papers, and fabric backgrounds ideal for photography, videography, and events.
Arigato Studio has eight independent picture rooms ranging in size from 36 square meters to 145 square meters which may be used for photography and filmmaking. Kova has a rental studio where you can create look books, fashion catalogs, commercials, videos, and photographs.
We will be back soon with a list of the best photography classes near you.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Minsk
When you want to buy a new camera or get an old one repaired you should visit:
- Photo-Shop at vulica Niamiha 3
- Belarus Photo at Vulitsa Kuybyshava 108
- DJI-Minsk at Prospekte Pobeditelei 9
- Fotomagazin at st. Timiryazeva 127,Radiomarket
- Technix at st. Timiryazeva 127,Radiomarket
- Rakurs at Kalvariyskaya St 16 #219 r
- Fotera at vulica Surhanava 57 б
- Fotomix at vulica Kisialiova 4
Digital, action, mirrorless, SLR, and DSLR cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, and many other brands are available at Photo-Shop. Belarus Photo sells cameras and accessories near you from many different brands including Canon, Nikon, Sony, GoPro, and others. DJI-Minsk delivers drones, quadcopters, and other items from the DJI brand.
Fotomagazin sells and provides warranty repair services for photographic equipment such as digital, instant, and action cameras. Cameras of any kind including digital, compact, action, simple amateur, medium format, and others as well as their accessories are all available at Technix, Rakurs, and Fotera.
Best Places For Selfies
Here is a list of great places to take beautiful selfies in your area:
- Gorky Park
- Minsk Botanical Garden
- State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War
Gorky is an amusement park with great photo opportunities featuring its 56 meter high ferris wheel, a planetarium, an educational observatory, and an indoor skating rink. Minsk Botanical Garden is another great place to take selfies in Minsk in its huge facility dedicated to the conservation of living plant biodiversity.
State Museum showcases its numerous collections of material and spiritual military history monuments and is another excellent site for local photoshoots.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The newest cell phones have some really nice cameras these days and you can check them out at:
- MTS Cell Phone Store at vulica Prytyckaha 93
- Euroset at Partizanskiy Prospekt 150А
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.
Some of these places sell security cameras while others will provide the services that go along with them:
- Video Doma at vulica Alibiehava 13/1
- Angleside at 2nd Floor, 2, Sverdlova Street
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.
You are all welcome to read our posts on:
- Hire A Photographer in Kiev
- Hire A Photographer in Warsaw
- Hire A Photographer in Moscow
- Hire A Photographer in Saint Petersburg
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
Hopefully 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, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security.
If you stuck around this long you probably have a good grasp on the local scene yourself. 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 Minsk.