Over the next few minutes you will hopefully learn at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Quebec City. 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, 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 Quebec City camera and photo places we list are located. This region of the world is one that we have written many other guides for in the past for those that are interested.
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:
- Cathy Lessard Photographe
- France Bouchard Artiste Photographe
- Samuel Tessier Photographe
- Ashley MacPhee Photography
- De Belle
- John Koo Photography
- Photography by Amy Grauer
- L’orangerie Photographie
- Nadia Zheng Photography
Cathy Lessard specializes in wedding and lifestyle photography. Wedding, fashion, commercial, and fitness photography are available from France Bouchard. Samuel Tessier is a good option for wedding, engagement, and marriage proposal shoots as well as commercial and architectural projects, and corporate, family or couple portraits.
De Belle has over 25 years of experience in the local wedding photography market. Weddings, baptisms, pregnancy and newborn sessions, family portraits, and special occasions are just some of what they do best.
Amy Grauer’s photographic services are limited to newborn baby photos. Nadia is a business portrait, actor or actress headshot and corporate event photographer as well as the creator of Opus Till which is a wedding photography company in your area.
John Koo is a great option for surprise proposals, engagements, and pre-wedding shoots and also shoots baptisms, family pictures, birthday parties, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, and bat mitzvahs, as well as business and life events.
To print the selfies off your phone or get a photo printed near you visit:
- Gosselin Photo at 2600 Boulevard Laurier #100
- Planète Multi-Services at 970 Avenue Cartier
- Lion de l’image at 1172 Avenue du Lac-Saint-Charles
- Image St-Jean at 755 Avenue Taniata
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:
- Magenta Photo at 468 Rue Saint-Joseph E
- Pub Photo Studio at 23 Rue de Courcelette # 101
- Studio le Ciel at 2 Rue Monseigneur-Marc-Leclerc #02
- Photographie f8 at 2700 Rue Jean-Perrin
Magenta Photo has been providing personalized photo services and goods for over 20 years employing over 120 photographers and image specialists in its studios near you. Photographer Claude Mathieu started Studio Pub Photo in 1991 immediately establishing itself as a leader in the fields of advertising, commercial, industrial, and culinary photography. Their studio is equipped for cooking, advertising, packaging, cosmetics, textiles, technology, and portraits with 1,200 square foot of space.
Studio le Ciel is located in the Espace Saint-Grégoire in the Montmorency municipality offering wedding, family, portrait, and newborn infant photography. Chantal Carbonneau started Photography f8 which is a good option for portrait photography and also offers maternity, baby, child, wedding, portrait, and family photos.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on how to take beautiful pictures in your area:
- Studio Training Photography at 2700 rue Jean-Perrin Entrée 2
- Studios Drakkar – Training at 1640 Boulevard de l’Entente
Since 2009 the Photography Training Studio of Quebec provides classes tailored to your specific needs and is known for its openness to sharing material and the amount of time spent practicing at each training with their on-site or online photography courses. The number of participants per course varies between 1 and 8 allowing for personalized training and a communicative environment and each course includes detailed notes and handouts.
Drakkar Studios has honed its skills in creative and historical photography and is also known for the high quality of its reports. They are resolutely focused towards the discovery of landscapes as varied as they are odd.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Quebec City
Before smartphones this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Quebec City or get them repaired at:
- Gosselin Photo at 2600 Boulevard Laurier #100
- Leclerc Camera Zone 5 Photo at 710 Rue Bouvier local 101
- Camera Pro Service at 2042 Boulevard Père-Lelièvre
- La Source at 3333 Du Carrefour St
Gosselin Photo sells digital SLR, mirrorless, compact, and bridge cameras as well as does repair services. Canon, Fuji, Nikon, and Panasonic are available at Leclerc Camera.
Camera Pro has been a part of the industry for over 40 years employing experts in camera repair for all brands of photographic and video equipment including Hasselblad, Bronica, Mamiya, Sinar, Canon, Nikon, Leica, Yashica, Pentax, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic, and others.
La Source started its first retail store in Canada 50 years ago and has evolved to become one of Canada’s largest technology traders. Digital, mirrorless, shoot, and action cameras are all available at their local shop.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies around the region would be:
- Pierre-Dugua-De-Mons Terrace
- Montmorency Park National Historic Site
- Place d’Armes
- Montmorency Falls
- Funiculaire du Vieux
- La Citadelle de Québec
- Plains of Abraham
Montmorency Park located at the top of Côte de la Montagne in Old Québec’s historic district has served as a cemetery, a seat of ecclesiastical and political power, a vital military position, and an urban park. The Place d’Armes is shaped like a semi-circle bordered by an alley and is a former gathering spot that has been occupied since 1650. The grassy space is accented by street furniture, an antique cannon, and tall elms and plants.
It is located in the middle of Trois-Rivières surrounded by two densely packed streets and it is definitely one of the best places to take selfies near you. Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is located 15 minutes from the old city and is a wonderful historical landmark. The first funicular was built by William Griffith and opened in 1879 with cabins that used a counterbalance water method and steam power to scale up and down the slope.
The Citadel of Quebec is North America’s most important British fortification and is positioned on Cap Diamant, the regions highest natural point and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. The Battlefields Park which encompasses the Plains of Abraham and Des Braves Park is a site of key conflicts and a great place to take beautiful pictures in your area. Apart from its historical significance the park is to Québec what Central Park and Hyde Park are to New York and London.
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 head to:
- Sos Phone Sainte-Foy at 977 Route de l’Église deuxième étage
- Wow Mobile Boutique at 550 Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel Fleur de Lys centre commercial
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:
- Garda World Security Systems at 3710 Wilfrid-Hamel Blvd
- Impact Alarme at 2825 Boulevard Masson
Some of you might also want to check out our posts on:
- Renting Photography Studios in Montreal
- Renting Photography Studios in Toronto
- Renting Photography Studios in Ottawa & Gatineau
- Renting Photography Studios in Boston
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 Quebec City.