Over the next few minutes you will hopefully learn at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Raleigh. 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 Raleigh 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:
- Diane McKinney Photography
- Joanna Sue Photography
- Azul Photography
- Joe Payne Photography
- Leah Marie Photography + Stationery
- Richard Barlow Photography
- Images by Amber Robinson
- Morgan Henderson Photography
- Riley MacLean Photography
- Warren McCormack Photography
- Jhagan Photography
Diane McKinney Photography is a multi-award winning full-service photography studio with over 15 years of expertise specializing in weddings, engagements, events, children, and formal bridal sessions. Wedding and lifestyle sessions are available from Joanna Sue Photography.
The Conroe Currier, The Shreveport Times, The News & Observer, and The Houston Chronicle have all hired Azul Photography as a full-time staff photojournalist. They are a multiple Pulitzer Prize nominee and finalist as well as a National Headliners Award winner while specializing in weddings, children’s portraits, family portraits, and newborn sessions.
Wedding, engagement, bridal, and portraits are all services offered by Joe Payne Photography. Leah Marie is pleased to have been featured in publications such as Huff Post Weddings and to have received the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award and also offers portrait photography.
Richard Barlow Photography and Images by Amber Robinson both offer commercial, wedding and portrait services. Morgan Henderson Photography began in 2009 and after graduating in 2014 she decided to make it her full-time job providing family, wedding, engagement, and maternity sessions.
Sean True Photography has won numerous awards and specializes in weddings, mini weddings, and modern weddings. Warren McCormack Photography is a great option for family portraits, children’s portraits, and pet portraits. Local wedding and portrait pictures are also provided by jHagan Photography.
To print the selfies off your phone or get a passport photo printed near you visit:
- Telepathic Graphics at 611 Germantown Rd
- Poole Printing at 2609 Spring Forest Rd
- JW Image at 2609 Discovery Dr #105
- Speed Pro Raleigh at 2400 Sumner Blvd #110
- Pamor Fine Print at 1920 Betry Pl
- Duncan-Parnell at 201 Glenwood Ave
- Laser Image Printing & Marketing at 4018 Patriot Dr #200, Durham
- Spoonflower at 3871 S Alston Ave, Durham
- Universal Printing at 2410 NC-54, Durham
- A Better Image Printing at 4310 Garrett Rd, Durham
- Professional Printing at 1074 W Chatham St, Cary
- Alpha Graphics at 301 Ashville Ave #121, Cary
Each of the above is a good option for photo printing in the Raleigh area. 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
You can try to rent photography studio space at:
- Lundies Photography Studio at 1301 E Millbrook Rd
- F8 Photo Studios at 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd #115
- F&S Studio at 424 Hill St
- NC Headshot Studio at 300 Finsbury St, Durham
- Shadowbox Studio at 2200 Dominion St, Durham
Lundie’s Photography was established in 1991 and offers a variety of services to their clients ranging from in-studio to on-location shoots. F8 Photo Studios has been in business for around two decades providing lifestyle, commercial, and headshot photography in their reliable, colorful, and fun-loving photo studio.
F&S Studio is a Black-owned photography studio and fashion boutique in your area. NC Headshot Studio is one of the Triangle’s leading premiere professional headshots and portrait studios with locations in Raleigh and Durham.
Portraits, product photography, interviews, music videos, podcasts, and whatever else you might think of are all possible with Shadowbox Studio.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on how to take beautiful pictures in your area:
- Charles Dickens Photography at 4820 Kyle Dr 7
- Photography School at 5017 Elaine Ave
- New Image Studio at 8616 Maidstone Ct
- Revolution Studios at 6909 Glenwood Ave #102
Each private training session with Charles Dickens Photography lasts around 2 hours and includes a comprehensive course book in which you can take notes and is yours to keep. They will prepare the session in advance based on your input to ensure that you get the most out of the training and moves at your own pace.
Prepare for a mix of fun and education at the New Image Studio which is open to all photography enthusiasts. Amy Edwards offers personalized photography lessons, camera phone classes, and a number of workshops covering camera settings, compositions, modeling, posing, landscape photography, and working with high-end lighting techniques.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Raleigh
Before smartphones this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Raleigh or get them repaired at:
For almost 30 years Southeastern Camera has been selling video, digital, and analog cameras in your area. Since 2004 Peace Camera has been a locally owned and run camera and photographic supply store as well as an authorized Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Sigma, and Tamron repairer and dealer.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies near you would be:
- Rose Garden at 2703 Everett Ave
- Pullen Park at 520 Ashe Ave
- JC Raulston Arboretum at 4415 Beryl Rd
- Lake Johnson Park at 4601 Avent Ferry Rd
- American Tobacco Campus at 300 Blackwell St #104, Durham
- Sarah P. Duke Gardens at 420 Anderson St, Durham
- Downtown Cary Park at 319 S Academy St, Cary
The Raleigh Rose Garden which is listed as a Unique Venue by the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department is open to the public from dawn to sunset seven days a week. It has been providing a year-round display of roses, trees, and perennials since 1951 making it a wonderful place to take pictures in your area.
Pullen Park is North Carolina’s first public park as well as the country’s fifth and sixteenth oldest running amusement parks where you can hire a pedal boat, ride a carousel, swim, take an art lesson, see a play, play your favorite sport, and more.
The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally recognized garden that has one of the Southeast’s largest and most diversified collections of landscape plants suitable for landscaping. A swimming pool, paved greenway and natural surface trails, fishing, public activities, seasonal boat rentals, indoor and outdoor facility rentals, and a swimming pool are all available at Lake Johnson.
Cary’s Downtown Park’s Town Square section has been a crowning achievement in the city’s redevelopment where a magnificently lit fountain serves as the park’s focal point. Town Square is a true community gathering spot with areas for musical events, outdoor movies, entertainment, games, public art, and simply enjoying the outdoors.
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:
- AT&T Store at 413 Oberlin Rd #C
- Pro Wireless at FC1011, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd
- T-Mobile at 3901 Capital Blvd #109
- Master Wireless at 3713 Wake Forest Hwy, Durham
- Got 2B Wireless at 5279 N Roxboro St #9, Durham
- Everest Phones at 4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham
Whether you are searching for the highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth or just need budget quality pictures the above stores will have what you need.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over after contacting:
- Iwatch Security at 8398 Six Forks Rd #202
- Raleigh Security Cameras & Video Surveillance at 1204 Ole Ct
- Vector Security at 5605 Chapel Hill Rd #118
- Sonitrol Integrated Security at 901 Paverstone Dr
- Strategic Security Solutions at 4901 Leigh Dr #b
- ADT Security Services at 805 Spring Forest Rd #500
- Diverse Security Systems at 8831 Westgate Park Dr
- Security Group at 6214 Litchford Rd
- Alder Home Security at 6405 Westgate Rd #125
- Alarm Man at 5109 Sky Ln Dr, Durham
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 can also read more of our posts on:
- Local Photo Business Info In Charlotte
- Local Photo Business Info In Winston-Salem
- Local Photo Business Info In Asheville
- Local Photo Business Info In Columbia
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope that we did a decent job of covering the camera and photo scene near you. Whether you were hoping to learn about where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security you read about it all.
If you read all the way to the end you might just know a little something about this local scene yourself. If that is the case please use the comments to tell us if we got anything wrong or to share your own tips.
Either way we hope you enjoy buying cameras and taking photos in Raleigh.