Over the next few minutes you should all be learning at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Philadelphia. You will also read about everything we could think to include on the topic at hand.
We will start this off by listing some of the best local photographers for when you need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or want to capture memories at any special events. After that where to go for photo printing whether you want to print something off your phone, get a passport photo, need digital marketing materials, or whatever will be discussed, and they will be followed up by photography studios.
You can always try to “develop your skills” by taking lessons at the best photography classes in your area, sorry, we really tried to hold that corny joke back but couldn’t. Even if there aren’t many left these days the best places to buy cameras and repair shops near you will also be discussed. You can expect them to also sell new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, and more equipment and accessories.
After all of that is out of the way it will finally be time to get you out of here with a list of places to take beautiful pictures in Philadelphia, plus where you can buy some loosely related items like camera phones or security cameras. Some of the places we mention could definitely be in multiple lists but we will do our best to put the right shops in the right lists and let you know when a place can handle multiple needs.
You can also expect to find a local map at the end of the post to help you figure out where all the places we list are located. All of our posts on where to take selfies around the Northeast are available right there if you want to check them out.
There is no better way to commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event then to have a great photographer near you capture the scene:
- JPG Photo & Video
- Peach Plum Pear Photo
- Vikrant Photography
- Love Me Do Photography
- Asya Photography
- Amanda Iris Photography
- Anastasia Romanova Photography
- Barnyard Photography based in Wilmington
- Crush Photography based in Levittown
JPG Photo and Video is a creative studio that is comprised of award winning artists who have been featured by Wedding Wire and Wedding Rule. For over 15 years they have been specializing in event photography and videography, commercial film production, editorial portraits, engagements, family photography, drone and wedding videography.
Peach Plum Pear Photo has been specializing in contemporary, non traditional wedding, elopement, and portrait photography near you since 2012 and has been featured on numerous blogs.
Vikrant Tunious has been an award winning commercial photographer in Philadelphia for nearly a decade and his works have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Time Magazine, Capital Style, Valley Social, Monarch, Outlook Traveler, and Teens Today.
For over 10 years Love Me Do has been focusing on wedding, portrait, and lifestyle photography and has been featured on Wedding Wire and numerous online publications.
Junebug, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Little Black Book, Well Wed, Glamour and Grace, Wedding Wire, and Brides have been featuring Asya Photography’s works since starting in 2008.
Amanda Iris has been a lical wedding, family, and lifestyle photographer since 2012 and Wedding Wire has featured her works.
Anastasia Romanova has been documenting weddings for over a decade and some publications that have featured her pictures include Modern Luxury Magazine and The Knot.
Barnyard has been providing professional photography and videography services as well as photo booth and video booth rentals and their exclusive photo blast service for couples and families since 2007. They have also been recognized by The Knot and Wedding Wire.
Since 2006 Crush Photography has been taking maternity, newborn, fantasy, couture, and family photos in the Philly Metro Area which have been published and featured in many publications.
To get any kinds of photos printed, processed, or developed head to:
- Photo Lounge at 130 S17th St
- Fireball Printing at 2644 – 48 Coral St
- RichArt Graphics at 1305 Vine St
- Color Reflections at 475 N 5th St
- M3 Printing at 440 Brown St
- Colourworks Photographic Services at 1902 Superfine Ln, Wilmington
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.
Studios For Better Pictures
Book some time at a photography studio in your area if you have serious matters to attend to:
- hilly Photo Studio at 1021 N 3rd St #201
- Location 215 at 990 Spring Garden #103
- Bud’s Studio at 3111 N Shedwick St
- Good Space Studio at 4500 Worth St #A304
- Studio on Market at 219 N Market St, Wilmington
Philly Photo Studio has a 18′ x 28′ shooting space, natural light through North and East facing windows, black out curtains, vanity and makeup table, private bathroom, two entrances for easy loading, couch and seating area, and high speed WiFi.
Location 215 is a photo studio, event space, and meeting venue that is great for film and video production as well as a flexible event space for weddings, corporate events, and social gatherings.
Bud’s Studio is a brand new state of the art photography and film studio rental facility near you with 2,400 square feet of shooting space, 900 amps of power, 40′ x 30′ corner cyclorama, 15′ grid, 12’x12′ drive in garage doors, ARRI SkyPanel S60 cyclorama lights, lounge with an 18′ wood top bar, 12’x14′ roll up garage, green room, mezzanine, and loft.
Good Space Studio measures 1,000 square feet and features white and grey backdrops, makeup area with Hollywood vanity mirror, natural light, freight elevator, basic furniture, 27″ tethering monitor, easy lift boom arm for heavy duty lights, and rolling utility cart.
Studio on Market is a professional, private, and cost effective space for private parties, fun business meetings and workshops, stylish weddings, and professional photo shoots in Wilmington. It has a shooting area 20′ x 32′ with natural hardwood flooring, an open lounge and meeting area 20′ x 34′, a sliding divider to separate or combine both areas into a 20′ x 66′ space, 12′ ceilings, hair and makeup area, dressing room, garment rack, clothes steamer, posing stool and table, chairs, stools, and a couch.
Get better by taking classes at a Philadelphia photography school or find an instructor who gives private lessons by contacting:
You can also improve your skills by taking photography classes at Unique Photo, Jacks Cameras, and Dan’s Cameras from our best camera stores and repair shops in Philly list.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Philadelphia
Visit one of these stores when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done near you:
- The Camera Shop at 572 Lancaster Ave
- Unique Photo at 28 S 2nd St
- Jacks Cameras at 2755 Philmont Ave
- Resolution Rentals at 1600 N 5th St
- Dan’s Camera City at 1439 W Fairmont St
- Allen’s Camera at 4401 New Falls Rd, Levittown
The Camera Shop sells a wide range of new and used cameras in your area along with lenses, tripods, lighting, cases, and everything in between. You can also visit them for services including scanning, archiving, fine art printing, wrapped canvases, custom photo books, cards and invitations, video transfer, and much more.
Thousands of stocked items from top camera manufacturers as well as rentals, printing services, repairs, and trades are available at Unique Photo. They also offer a variety of photography classes, workshops, seminars, and one on one instruction.
You can sell your used cameras and buy new ones at Jacks where they also offer local photo and video equipment, lenses, and accessories as well as printing services and online basic photography classes.
Dan’s Camera City sells products from Canon, Fujifilm, Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, and Sony while also providing services like rentals, classes, and workshops. New and used cameras and accessories as well as film development are provided at Allen’s.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best local places to take selfies would be:
- Independence National Historical Park at Philadelphia
- Amor at 210 N 18th St
- Benjamin Franklin Bridge at 1 Benjamin Franklin Bridge
- Fairmount Water Works Trail & Boardwalk at Waterworks Dr
- Camden Waterfront in Camden
- Camden Children’s Garden at 3 Riverside Dr, Camden
- Marian Coffin Gardens at 1405 Greenhill Ave, Wilmington
- Friends of Bolton Mansion at 85 Holly Dr, Levittown
- Crabby Creek Park in Berwyn
- Friends of Linwood Park at 199 E Athens Ave, Ardmore
- Little Crum Creek Park at 110 Harvard Ave & Cresson Ln, Swarthmore
The Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, and the Independence Visitor Center are among the Independence National Historical Park’s highlights. These historical spots are certainly some of the best places to take photos near you.
Amor is a 6 foot high sculpture where residents and visitors frequently form lines to have their photos taken. The Benjamin Franklin Bridge spans the Delaware River between the city and Camden.
You can find eight different turtle species including the endangered red bellied turtle at The Fairmount Water Works Trail and Boardwalk. It has benches and landings with scenic views of the river and the Philadelphia Museum of Art which is a perfect stopping point for cyclists and pedestrians along the SRT.
A variety of family friendly attractions such as the battleship, aquarium, Camden Children’s Garden, and the BB&T Pavilion are featured at The Camden Waterfront.
There are plenty of themed educational exhibits for children to engage in creative and imaginative play such as the Dinosaur Garden, Giant Picnic Garden, Storybook Gardens, Red Oak Run and Tree House, Cityscapes Garden, and much more at The Camden Children’s Garden.
Statues, native plants, flagstones, marble stairs, and a lovely lotus pond with local wildlife like dragonflies and frogs can all be found at Marian Coffin Garden which is great for taking pictures.
Crabby Creek Park is a great place to take a break, go for a walk, or even a quick run before work as well as a destination for family and friends for its large green space and seating.
You will definitely enjoy the beautiful scenery as you walk around Linwood Park.
Little Crum Creek Park is one of the largest public parks in the state and is a great place to take outdoor selfies in your area.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The newest cell phones have some really nice high megapixel cameras these days and these stores should have what you need:
- Boost Mobile at 8346 Bustleton Ave
- AT&T Store at 1100 Market St #R-103
- Xpress Audio & Wireless at 946 N 24th St, Camden
- T-Mobile at 2501 Federal St #B, Camden
- 1 Stop Inc at 217 W 8th St, Wilmington
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 get the services that go along with them at:
- Invision Security Group at 1008 W 9th Ave
- Jefferson Security Cameras at 128 Leverington Ave #503
- Tavor Security & Intercom Systems at 4337 G St
- Northeast Remote Surveillance & Alarm at 744 S St #780
- Fidelity Burglar & Fire Alarm at 1900 Woodhaven Rd
- Smart Security Services at 1825 Grant Ave
- B Safe Security at 109 Baltimore Ave, Wilmington
- Delcollo Security Technologies at 226 Brookside Dr, Wilmington
- Security Instrument at 309 W Newport Pike, Wilmington
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.
Some of you might also want to check out our posts on:
- Places To Take Selfies in Baltimore
- Places To Take Selfies in New York City
- Places To Take Selfies in Washington DC
- Places To Take Selfies in Atlantic City
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 Philadelphia.