Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Oslo. 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 Oslo 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:
- Griffin Photography
- Elopements and Weddings
- Fotograf Kristoffer Sandven
- Wedding Photographer Eirik Halvorsen
Since 2016 Griffin Photography has been one of the top wedding photographers in your area.
To get a passport photo printed near you or to just print the selfies off your camera or phone visit:
- Oslo Foto at Stortorvet 10
- Oslo Digital Printing at Rådhusgata 5B
- Cyan Studio at Jens Bjelkes gate 13A
All of those options for photo printing in your area are good ones. Color or black-and-white images should be developed, and they should be able to put them on just about whatever you desire.
Anything from brochures and pamphlets to passport photos to books and posters can be developed and printed by these companies who should also be able to handle wall graphics, digital prints, real estate advertisements, and other marketing materials. Most should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you’re looking for a certain service have a peek at those links to see if you can find the right option for your needs.
Studios For Rent
You can try to rent photography studio space at:
- Kolonihaven Studio at Hausmanns gate 6
- Studio Metro at Herslebs gate 14 b
- Moment Studio at Industrigata 60 a
- Jojo Studio at Brobekkveien 80b
- Studio Elisenberg at Elisenbergveien 37B
For the past 30 years Kolonihaven has been one of the local area’s most popular picture and video studios specializing in business, personal, and artistic photography. The photo studios at Studio Metro are rented out by the hour and offer large white fixed photo walls/curled over two walls, glossy reflecting floor, infinity wall and floor, black, gray, and more color rolls. They offer a choice of wonderful long velor curtains, cool spots / positions for shooting throughout the space, natural light, and appealing sofas that can be used for photography. Softboxes, color filters, rim lights, stripboks, paraplyer, beautydish, spotter, barndoor, grids, reflectors, and other lighting accessories are all available as well.
Moment Studio specializes in portraiture, baby photography, portrait photography, family photography, and wedding photography.
The Bilder Nordic School Of Photography at NedreVollgate 8 is a government-approved facility that first opened its doors in 2005 and presently has about 150 students enrolled. The school now provides five practical and vocational paths including a two-year photography education, a basic photography education, Foto2, a visual content producer for new media, and online photography courses.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Oslo
Before smartphones this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Oslo or get them repaired at:
- Scandinavian Photo at Møllergata 4
- Leica Store at Dronning Eufemias gate 12
- Foto.no at Trelastgata 3
Scandinavian Photo sells cameras from Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma, and more. The Leica Store which first opened its doors in 2017 is a paradise for all types of photographers in your area.
Foto.no sells cameras from Canon, Sony, Fuji, Nikon, Panasonic, and Sigma.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies around your area would be:
- The Vigeland Park at Nobels gate 32
- Akershus Fortress at 0150 Oslo
- The Royal Palace at Slottsplassen 1
- The Botanical Garden at Sars’ gate 1
- Oslo Opera House at Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1
- The Tiger at Jernbanetorget
The life’s work of Gustav Vigeland is a sculpture park with over 200 pieces of granite, bronze, and wrought iron. It was mostly built between 1940 and 1949 but it is the culmination of more than 40 years of work. The park begins with Vigelands Fontene which used to be located on Eidsvoll Plass in front of the Storting.
Akershus Fortress has been the core of the nation’s growth and development for 700 years and has since become a national icon. The fortress serves as a popular leisure place, a green lung, and one of the best places to take pictures near you.
The Botanical Garden’s living exhibitions have around 5,500 plant species ranging from tiny blooms to massive trees. At Klimahuset they concentrate on the earth’s climate system, global warming, and possible solutions.
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:
- Elkjøp Phonehouse at Stenersgata 1
- My Call Shop at Brugata 1
- Telehuset at Karoline Kristiansens vei 5
- Dr Mobile Premium at Jernbanetorget 1
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.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over after contacting:
- Spy Shop at Storo Storsenter 4etg
- Stanley Security Norge at Nydalsveien 28
- Kjell & Company at Torggata 6
- Netcam at Hoffsveien 16
You may also want to check out our posts on:
- Spots To Take Selfies in Stockholm
- Spots To Take Selfies in Copenhagen
- Spots To Take Selfies in Helsinki
- Spots To Take Selfies in Reykjavik
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 Oslo.