Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Portland, Maine. 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 Portland camera and photo places we list can be found. And you are all welcome to look through more of our posts on the Northeast 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:
- Good Maine
- Peter Greeno Weddings
- Sarah Morrill Photography
- Tom Couture Photography
- 207Weddings Films & Photography
Weddings in Maine, New Hampshire, and Cape Cod are handled by Peter Greeno. After studying under some of the world’s best photographers and photojournalists Sarah Morrill has earned a BFA in Fine-Art Photography and Photojournalism specializing in weddings, family portraits, and films.
Tom Couture captures photos in a variety of stunning places across the United States including New England, Alabama, Oregon, California, and Florida. He has photographed musicians of all genres from Metallica and AC/DC to Fiona Apple and Bassnectar.
207Weddings is a southern Maine wedding photographer who specializes in destination weddings. They enjoy creating heirloom-quality images, wedding movies, and items that reflect the couples’ distinct personalities covering Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Saco, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, York, Wells, Freeport, Falmouth, Yarmouth, and Coastal Maine up to the Bar Harbor area.
You can get all kinds of photos printed at places like:
- Maine Photo Works at 704 Broadway
- Curry Printing & Copy Center at 10 City Center
- Partners Printing at 800 Main St 800 Main St
- Full Court Press at 855 Main St
Each of the above is a good option 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 if you have serious matters to attend to:
- Jen Dean Photography at 1 Wilson St
- Maine Headshot Studio at 66 Pearl St
- Justine Johnson Photography
- Caffeine Creative at 50 Market St #400
Jen Dean Photography’s studio is housed in an ancient converted mill that overlooks the Presumpscot River where it houses their enormous dress up closet of historical and contemporary dresses for Boudoir and Radiance sessions and the light is simply stunning.
Maine Headshot is the state’s only dedicated headshot studio specializing in custom photographs for business people, actresses and models, and others which is led by Brian Fitzgerald who is an award-winning editorial and commercial photographer near you.
Wedding, proposal, boudoir, family, headshot, and maternity pictures are all offered by Justine Johnson Photography. Caffeine Creative is a local creative branding agency that specializes in photography and video production focusing on senior portraits and headshots.
The Portland Society of Art established Maine College of Art at 522 Congress St(MECA) in 1882. MECA is one of the country’s 42 private, nonprofit, degree-granting professional art institutions. Ceramics, digital media, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture are among the eleven studio majors offered by the college.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Portland
Sony, Nikon, Canon, Sigma, and Pentax digital cameras are available at Hunt’s Photo & Video at 220 Maine Mall Road.
Best Places For Selfies
Here is a list of great places to take beautiful selfies in your area:
- Victoria Mansion at 109 Danforth St
- Fort Allen Park at 49 Eastern Promenade
- Portland Head Lighthouse at 12 Captain Strout Cir
- Bug Light at S Portland Greenbelt Pathway
- Fort Williams Park at 1000 Shore Rd
Victoria Mansion is a well-known local landmark but its significance reaches far beyond the state of Maine. It is one of the most important historic mansions of the nineteenth century anywhere in the country distinguished for its architecture and amazing original interiors. All of this makes it a great place to take selfies in your area.
In 2011 Friends of the Eastern Promenade undertook a major project to restore the landscape, protect historical landmarks, improve pedestrian circulation and accessibility, and revitalize the bandstand in Fort Allen Park.
Portland Head Light is a popular landmark that is owned and managed by the Town of Cape Elizabeth and is located along the magnificent shoreline of Fort Williams Park at 1000 Shore Road. Bug Light Park the Greenbelt Walkway’s eastern terminus provides panoramic views of Portland Harbor and the city’s cityscape making it a great place to take pictures near you.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The newest cell phones have some really nice cameras these days and you can pick one up at:
- T-Mobile at 200 Running Hill Rd #G4
- AT&T Store at 211 Marginal Way
- Verizon at 365 Gorham Rd
- US Cellular at 364 Maine Mall Rd #F129
Every day they are printing thousands of brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, passport photos, digital prints, real estate advertisements, and all kinds of marketing materials so they can probably help you too. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you want to add security cameras to your property contact Maine Fire and Security at 674 US-1. You may also be interested in checking out our posts on:
- Places To Take Pictures in Boston
- Places To Take Pictures in Montreal
- Places To Take Pictures in New York City
- Places To Take Pictures in Providence
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, 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 photography 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 Portland, Maine.