We are all about to go on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Montreal right now. 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 Montreal camera and photo places we list can be found. And you are all welcome to look through more of our posts around Canada at that link if interested.
Commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event by hiring a great photographer near you to capture the scene:
- Christina Esteban
- Kyle Benjamin Turner
- Lindsay Muciy Photo & Video
- Vadim Daniel Photography
- l’Orangerie Photographie
- Studio Iris Photography
Christina Esteban has been taking corporate, commercial, business, and wedding pictures in your area for over 10 years and has received recognition from CEP Magazine. Kyle Benjamin Turner has worked with major brands like YvesSaintLaurent, L’Oreal, BonLook, Next, Elite, and Silver Arrow specializing in commercial, fashion, and portrait photography and videography.
Lindsay Muciy excels at personal portrait, wedding, corporate, family, maternity, and newborn photography. She has been recognized as a top ranked local photographer and videographer for the past 10 years and her works have been featured in Elegant Wedding Blog, How He Asked, Wedding Wire, Inside Weddings, Pop Sugar, Fearless, Brides and Weddings, and CeciStyle Magazine.
For over 15 years Vadim Daniel has been specializing in headshots and portrait, product, advertising and international corporate events, industrial, and branding photography for major corporations and has been featured in numerous blogs.
Pacifica is a professional wedding photography and cinematography studio that has been featured in many blogs over the past decade. They specialize in weddings, baptisms, bar mitzvahs, sweet sixteens, family photos, destination weddings, and other social events.
l’Orangerie Photographie’s works have been featured by WedLuxe, WeddingBells, Wedding Chicks, Elegant, Confetti Daydreams, Dynamite, and RW&CO since 2013.
Studio Iris Photography has been in the industry for over 20 years and has received awards from the Montreal Review of Books and Wedding Bells.
You can get all varieties of photos printed, processed, or developed when you visit:
- Digital MC Photo Lab at 6236 Ave Papineau
- Photo Source at 705 Saint-Catherine St W
- Photolab Yves Thomas at 5142 St Hubert St
- Borealis Laboratoire Photo at 4600a Ave de l’Hotel-de-Ville
- Photo Saint Denis at 3772 Saint Denis St
- Provisia at 4420 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse #102
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 Better Pictures
Book some time at a photography studio in your area if you need to get everything perfect:
- Rental Photo Studio at 4035 St Ambroise St
- Espace Urbain Studio at 9500 Rue Meilleur #514
- Studio Espace Gris at 5524 Saint-Patrick St #212
- Maison Tela Studios at 9850 Rue Tolhurst
- Studio Griffintown at 995 Wellington St
Rental Photo Studio has a 1,200 square foot studio space, 2 makeup areas, 2 large windows with beautiful natural light, free parking, a kitchen, shower, and a restroom as well as a meeting area with a sofa, table, and TV.
Espace Urbain offers a fully air conditioned 3,500 square foot studio with 3 multipurpose areas as well as the cyclorama blanc, the black space, and the New Yorkais that are great for all of your local photo and video shooting projects, ecommerce shoots, artist distribution, events, and workshops.
Production services and on site equipment rentals near you are provided at Studio Espace Gris. They offer a 3,300 square foot minimalistic loft with a 24′ wide 180 degree cyclorama wall that is ideal for ecommerce, portraits, and creative photoshoots as well as three 12′ high windows facing north for natural lighting.
Maison Tela is divided into 5 separate studios with unique furnishings, antique fireplaces, oversized mirrors, accent walls, and luxurious textures and tones as well as photography essentials such as a backdrop stand, various neutral colored seamless paper backgrounds, clothing rack, clothes steamer, hand, wifi, a Bluetooth sound system, white concrete floors, 12 foot industrial ceilings, locker rooms, and makeup station.
Studio Griffintown features windows on the northeast side, 14′ ceiling, loading dock, elevator and hoist, maximum 4’x8′ panels, 24′ width x 12′ height x 60′ setback cyclorama, and straight wall.
Level up your skills by taking classes at a Montreal photography school or find an instructor who gives private lessons by contacting:
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Montreal
These local stores are great options when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:
- Photo Service at 222 Notre-Dame St W
- Royal Photo Inc at 2106 Blvd Rosemont
- Camtec Photo at 495 McGill St
- Excellent Photo at 5387 Park Ave
- PhotoTek at 113 Mont-Royal Ave W
- Pratt Image at 5805 Decarie Blvd
- Gosselin Photo at 351 Saint-Catherine St W
Photo Service buys and sells used cameras, accessories, and studio equipment in your area and provides services like rentals, repairs, sensor cleaning, file retrieval, calibration service, passport photos, and more.
High quality photo paper prints and equipment rentals as well as a wide range of photo and video cameras, lenses, and accessories are available at Royal Photo. They are also an Apple authorized reseller and service provider.
A large selection of all major brands of photography equipment including Sony, Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon, and much more ranging from small compact to mirrorless and professional DSLR’s as well as tripods, bags, and other accessories are available at Camtec Photo.
Excellent Photo is an authorized reseller of products from Canon, Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm, RED, Manfrotto, Panasonic, and other brands and has one of the largest selections of electronics and photography equipment near you in addition to a nice photo lab.
You can buy and sell used and new audio, video, photography equipment, camera, lenses, and other vintage items at Phototek.
Pratt Image sells branded digital and video cameras, lenses, cases, printers, and other accessories from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, and Fujifilm and even offers trade ins and pays top dollar for used photography equipment in Montreal.
A vast selection of over 10,000 photography, video, and printing products and services for beginners, advanced amateurs, and experienced professionals alike are available at Gosselin.
Best Places For Selfies
There are plenty of places to take beautiful selfies in your area and some of our favorite would be:
- Montreal Botanical Garden at 4101 Sherbrooke St E
- Square Saint-Louis at Rue du Square Saint-Louis
- Parc Jean-Drapeau at 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
- Kondiaronk Belvedere at 1196 Voie Camillien-Houde
- Notre-Dame Basilica at 110 Notre-Dame St W
- Parc Jean-Drapeau at 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
- Marie-Victorin Park at Chemin de la Rive, Longueuil
- Michel-Chartrand Park at 1895 Rue Adoncour, Longueuil
- Centre de la Nature at 901 Parc Ave, Laval
- Ile des Moulins at 925 Pl de l’Île-des-Moulins, Terrebonne
The Montréal Botanical Garden is regarded as one of the world’s most important botanical gardens due to the scope of its collections and facilities. Throughout the year it provides visitors with a remarkably diverse array of plants, 20 outdoor gardens, 10 exhibition greenhouses, and some of the best outdoor places to take selfies near you.
Saint Louis Square is a great place for relaxing, admiring the natural scenery, and participating in outdoor activities. The square is built on the site of the city’s former reservoir which was in use until 1852 before being replaced by the McTavish reservoir in the aftermath of the Great Fire.
Parc Jean-Drapeau is made up of two islands, Saint Helen’s Island and the manmade Notre Dame Island, which both hosted the Expo 67 World’s Fair. It offers a lot of attractions to the public and many people come to visit and take local pictures.
Kondiaronk Belvedere is a scenic spot and a broad terrace on leafy Mount Royal that offers city and river views and can be reached via staircase or trail.
The stained glass windows along the walls of the Notre-Dame Basilica depict scenes from the cities religious history and every year approximately 11 million people visit the basilica making it one of the most visited monuments in the world.
A large outdoor concert venue amusement park, environmental museum, aquatics center, and more can be found at Parc Jean-Drapeau. It is one of the largest parks in town and also consists of two islands. You can find a picnic area, a children’s playground, and walking paths at Marie-Victorin Park.
Michel-Chartrand Park has an area of 1,850,000 square meters and provides opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities including snapping pics in your area. It includes nearly 20 kilometers of bike paths, hiking trails, ecological trails, and more which are available all throughout the year.
Laval’s Center de la Nature is a 50 hectare urban park that is open every day from 8am to 10pm and hosts major events all throughout the year with four season programs. Exhibitions, activities, major events, and more are hosted at Ile des Moulins.
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:
- Mobile Montreal at 6600 Blvd Décarie #100
- Wireless Wave at 712 Saint-Catherine St W #Z121
- Shah Telecom at 5871 Victoria Ave #102
- Revolucell at 5910 Côte-des-Neiges Rd
- Tbooth at 705 Saint-Catherine St W #2115A
- Vision Cell at 1841 Saint-Catherine St W C
- Metro Cellulaire at 306 Rue Saint-Antoine E
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.
Buy security cameras or get the services that go along with them by contacting:
- Gardium Sécurité at 136 Rue St-Laurent
- Video Surveillance Systems at 1967 Rue Jacques Hertel
- Secure Access at 925 Blvd de Maisonneuve O #164
- iMotion Security at 1955 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse #109
- Inaxsys Security Systems at 11685 Ave Philippe-Panneton
- Alarme Trans-Canada at 12291 Laurentien Blvd
- Alarme Montreal at 1420 Rue Crescent
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 may also want to check out our posts on:
- Hire A Photographer in Ottawa & Gatineau
- Hire A Photographer in Quebec City
- Hire A Photographer in Toronto
- Hire A Photographer in Winnipeg
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope you learned a little something about cameras and photos near you 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 Montreal.