Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Providence. 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 Providence 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:
- Danyel Stapleton Photography
- Brad Smith Photography
- Move Mountains
- Meagan Emilia Photography
- Nicole Gesmondi Photographer
- Stacy Smith Studios
- Jessica Tonya Photography
Danyel Stapleton Photography has over 200 weddings under their belt and over 20 years of experience. In addition to weddings and engagements Brad Smith Photography is available for all types of pictures.
With nearly a decade of experience and formal training in high art photography Nicole Gesmondi specializes in weddings and can also help you plan a unique engagement, maternity, baby, boudoir, or family picture session. She serves Providence, Newport, Narragansett, and the rest of the state.
Engagement, fitness, boudoir, wedding and portrait photography are all available through Stacy Smith Studio. Jessica Tonya Photography specializes in weddings, engagements, family portraits, and maternity sessions.
You can get all kinds of photos printed in your area at places like:
- Iolabs at 199 Anthony St
- The Color Company at 88 Weybosset St
- Minuteman Press at 88 Orange St
- Hall of Grafx at 350 Kinsley Ave #43
- Alpha Graphics at 74 Dorrance St
- Formatt Printing at 1084 Charles St
- Moo Print Limited at 1 Davol Square #200
- Signature Printing at 5 Almeida Ave
- Mdc Signs Printing at 70 Gansett Ave
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:
- Fab Photography at 5 Metcalf Ave
- Stacy Smith Studios at 4 Warren Ave
- B-Raps Studios
- Mduran Studio at 1155 Westminster St
Fab Photography specializes in newborn and maternity shoots while Stacy Smith Studios specializes in weddings, boudoir, and portraits, so you’ll be covered from every perspective.
After a decade of creating local portraits and capturing candid moments Mayker J Duran created Mduran Studio in 2017 to provide a space for incredible sessions and collaborations focusing on portraiture and commercials.
Since its inception in 2010 B-Raps Studios has maintained a professional reputation and grown greatly receiving The Knot’s “best of weddings” and WeddingWire’s “couples’ choice” awards for seven consecutive years. They specialize in wedding, engagement, family, headshot, and product pictures near you.
Continuing education at the Rhode Island School of Design at 345 South Main Street facilitates personal and professional development by engaging students in exploration of the creative disciplines. The school has more than 100 years of experience nurturing innovation in art and design and provides a diverse choice of courses. Their programming is adaptable to students’ learning preferences, skill levels, and schedules while always ensuring a rich, studio-based experience.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Providence
Visit one of these stores when you want to buy a new camera or get an old one repaired:
- Hunt’s Photo & Video at 66 Branch Ave
- The Camera Werks at 766 Hope St
- Zacks Camera Repair at 791 Hope St
- Midstate Camera Repair at 389 Warwick Ave
Sony, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Panasonic digital cameras are available at Hunt’s Photo & Video. The Camera Werks founded in 1987 is one of Rhode Island’s few independent camera shops offering professional repair for film, digital, and video cameras. Repair estimates are offered quickly and most repairs are finished in about two weeks.
Zacks Camera Repair has been in the repair business for over 40 years and has seen just about everything. They work on a variety of things including specialty, vintage, and stereo cameras.
Best Places For Selfies
Here is a list of great places to take beautiful selfies in your area:
- Waterplace Park at Memorial Blvd
- Prospect Terrace at 60 Congdon St
- Roger Williams Park Botanical Center at Floral Ave
- India Point Park at 201 India St
- Roger William Park at Pine Hill Ave
Rhode Island has a 400-mile stretch of New England coastline dripping with beaches and seafood straight from the sea. There’s also public art, opulent houses, quaint villages, and raging rivers that can all be great places to take selfies.
New England’s largest glasshouse showcase garden is the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. In any of their four year-round greenhouses you’ll find a peaceful respite among the diverse range of flora including majestic 40-foot-tall palms, carnivorous plants, and 10-foot-tall cactus to name a few.
Roger Williams Park was established in 1871 after Betsey Williams left the city of Providence 102 acres of farmland and woods to be used for public purposes. Today it has become one of the best places to take photos 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 1660 Mineral Spring Ave
- Expert Wireless at 510 Prairie Ave
- Boost Mobile at 570 Douglas Ave
- Sosatel Wireless at 1093 Broad St
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:
- Eastern Security Systems at 307 Branch Ave
- Alarm New England Providence at 26 Hemingway Dr #A
- ADT Security Services at 1525 Old Louisquisset Pike #A-105
- RI Home Security at 7 Jefferson Blvd 2nd floor #2
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:
- Photography Studios & Schools in Boston
- Photography Studios & Schools in Portland, ME
- Photography Studios & Schools in Springfield
- Photography Studios & Schools in New Haven
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 Providence.