Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Oakland. 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 Oakland camera and photo places we list can be found. And you are all welcome to look through our posts on San Francisco and San Jose at those links if you want.
Commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event by hiring a great photographer near you to capture the scene:
- E&B Photography
- Clayton J. Mitchell Photography
- Gabriel Harber Photography
- Nancy Rothstein Photography
- Alison Yin Photography
- Nightingale Photography
- Venus Girl Photography
- Icarian Photography
With over a decade of professional experience E&B photography is highly rated in the Bay Area capturing engagement sessions, weddings, and elopements in a natural, candid, documentary manner. Clayton J. Mitchell Photography is a laid-back lifestyle portrait company focused on capturing vivid, imaginative images and servicing all towns in the broader Bay Area.
Clayton can help you create a simple headshot, a corporate or personal branding image, or a professional portrait to mark a special occasions. Gabriel Photography began photographing weddings in your area professionally in 2002 and also does portraits and engagements.
Portrait, business, education, children’s, and biomedical photography are all services provided by Nancy Rothstein. Alison Yin Photography specializes in wedding and engagement photography.
For the past two decades Nightingale Photography has been documenting weddings, engagements, and families in the gorgeous Bay Area and around Napa Valley. Venusgirl Photography was founded by Heather Barlin in 2007 specializing in maternity photography for newborns, children, and toddlers while work has appeared in a variety of magazines.
Melissa began her career as a photographer in 1999 and founded Icarian Photography in 2015 with a focus on Icarian’s family, newborn, maternity, and editorial sessions.
To get a passport photo printed near you or to just print the selfies off your camera or phone visit:
- Montclair 1-Hour Photo at 6170 Antioch St
- Candela Fine Art Printing at 3403 Piedmont Ave #502
- Memento Press at 155 Filbert St #249
- Rush My Prints at 1111 Broadway
- Pro Copy and Printing at 1309 Franklin St
- Candela Fine Art Printing at 3403 Piedmont Ave #502
- Copy Plus Printing at 3758 Grand Ave
Montclair 1 Hour Photo has been in business since 1979 and is regarded as among the best facilities to develop photographs near you. They use top-of-the-line technology to provide a wide range of developing, printing, and digital enhancement services.
Candela isn’t your typical printing company. Candela offers full-service fine art printing and scanning for artists, photographers, painters, and illustrators from their studio.
Memento Press offers photo printing, photobooks, canvas printing, and bamboo printing. RushMyPrints not only provides free delivery but also high-quality printing services such as full-color same-day brochures, booklets, full-color postcards, program printing, blueprint printing, and more.
Since 1995 Pro Copy & Printing Inc. has been providing high-speed color copies and prints, as well as black and white copies and prints, large-format color output, vinyl color banners, posters, foam-core mounting, engineering drawings and plotting, multi-page scanning, digital archiving, on-demand printing, and more.
Digital printing, offset printing, and large format printing are all services offered by Copy Plus Printing.
Studios For Rent
You can try to rent photography studio space at:
- Studio Fab Photography at 120 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
- The Lighthouse Studio at 3215 Peralta St
- Ben Krantz Studio at 311 4th St #124
Studio-FAB is a full-service commercial advertising production company that shoots photos and videos for a variety of brands and companies on site and in their well-equipped Profoto photo studio. They specialize in making people feel at ease and gorgeous in front of the camera for beauty, headshots, corporate, and professional portraits.
Ben Krantz Studio opened in the historic Jack London Warehouse District in 2008 and provides headshots that match your brand. Studio XIII Photography specializes in weddings, families, and personal portraiture.
Photographers of all abilities can benefit from Future Light Digital’s training at 101 Broadway, whether you’re just getting started with photography or are a seasoned pro.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Oakland
Before smartphones this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Oakland or get them repaired at:
- Looking Glass Photo & Camera at 1045 Ashby Ave
- Camera-Revivor’s Repair Service at 2326 Fairway Dr
All DSLR cameras, all compact cameras, all memory cards, all camera accessories, all chargers & batteries, and a repair service are available at Looking Glass Photo & Camera.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies near you would be:
- Joaquin Miller Park at 3300 Joaquin Miller Rd
- Bonsai Garden at 650 Bellevue Ave
- Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
Those beautiful outdoor spots are some of the best places to take photos in your area.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
These days the cameras on the newest phones can be great and if you want to buy a new one these stores are some solid options:
- T-Mobile at 2200 MacArthur Blvd #2200
- Metro by T-Mobile at 6207 International Blvd
- AT&T Store at 388 9th St #116
The highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth, cheaper budget options, and everything in between can be purchased at any of the above.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over after contacting:
- Safe and Sound Security at 2201 Broadway, 4th Floor
- Capture Technologies at 3575 Alameda Ave
- Reed Brothers Security at 2950 Alvarado St #d
- Visioneers Security
Any of the above should be able to help you with buying security cameras and maybe even installing and monitoring them. You may also want to check out our posts on:
- Modesto & Stockton Photo Printing & Camera Repair
- Sacramento Photo Printing & Camera Repair
- Fresno Photo Printing & Camera Repair
- All Our Posts On The Pacific Northwest
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 Oakland.