If you are trying to learn about where you can buy cameras and take photos in San Diego you have found the right blog post. Those topics are just the beginning as we have plenty of other related things to get into as we progress.
There probably isn’t a better way for us to begin than with the best local photographers for those who need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or who just want to capture memories at any special event. Then you can read about photo printing shops where you should be able to develop and print passport photos, brochures, marketing materials or anything and we will discuss photography studios in your area too.
Some reading this might be interested in taking photography classes or maybe you just want to know about places to buy cameras and some repair shops in San Diego which should sell all the new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, or other equipment and accessories you might desire.
Places to take beautiful selfies near you will get a shout out before other loosely related subjects like camera phones and security cameras. We will do our best put the right shops in the right lists but since many of these topics are quite correlated some crossover between the lists should be expected.
Be sure to check out the map at the end which can help you figure out where all the places we list are located. To read more posts on cities around this part of the world check out that link.
You can find a photographer in San Diego for a wedding, graduation, or other special event by contacting:
- Vanessa Hicks Photography
- Justice Photography
- ABM Wedding Photography
- Leaf Wedding Photography
- Astray Photography
- True Photography
- Lovers of Love Wedding Photography
- Samer Dally Photography
- Holly Ireland Photography
Vanessa Hicks specializes in genuine, authentic, and real wedding photography near you and has had projects featured in Destination I Do, People Magazine, The Knot, Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, ABC News, Today Show, Good Morning America, and many other publications.
Justice Photography has been in business since 2009 and offers weddings, events, and fashion portraits with projects featured in Expertise, Fearless, Wedding Rule, The Knot, and Junebug.
ABM Wedding Photography has been specializing in photojournalistic shoots for nearly two decades with work recognized by 10 News A List, blog.feedspot.com, and The Knot.
Leaf Wedding Photography has over 10 years of expertise and has been recognized by Exquisite Weddings Magazine, Wedding Rule, Wedding Wire, and The Knot.
Astray Photography provides quality services for weddings that have been featured on Wedding Wire and numerous blogs.
True Photography and Video has been specializing in weddings with customizable packages for over two decades.
Sweetpapermedia has been documenting weddings, elopements, engagement sessions, and other portraits since 2007 as well as work featured in Junebug, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Wedding Bells, Rock N Roll Brides, and Love Inc.
Topnotch specialty services for families and weddings are offered by Lovers of Love with over a decade of experience.
Samer Dally has been a local wedding photographer and videographer for nearly 10 years. Holly Ireland has also been in business for almost a decade and provides services for weddings, families, high school seniors, and more.
To print the selfies off your phone or get any kind of a photo printed, developed, or processed visit:
- Fromex Photo Lab at 6370 El Cajon Blvd
- Giant Photo Service at 7245 El Cajon Blvd
- Chrome Digital at 2345 Kettner Blvd
- Alpha Graphics at 1920 Oceanside Blvd #2, Oceanside
- Minuteman Press at 1305 Simpson Way #H, Escondido
- Hudson Printing at 2780 Loker Ave W, Carlsbad
Each of the above is a good choice for photo printing in your 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 Better Pictures
If you really want to take the perfect picture consider having the shoot at a photography studio near you:
- Photo & Video Rental Studio at 710 13th St #300
- Dk3 Studios at 9865 Mesa Rim Rd #205
- Hendo Studios at 4898 Ronson Ct #E
- EQ Studios at 2001 Main St
- Amigo Studios at 825 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside
- 3SG Studio at 1488 Pioneer Way #11, El Cajon
Studio710 offers plenty of natural light from large windows, a New York loft vibe, and four fully outfitted lifestyle sets.
Dk3studios features a 1,200 square foot space with a built in cyclorama wall that can be utilized as a main stage or a double set with seamless colored backdrops.
A vast 2,000 square foot space with a cyclorama wall suitable for private gatherings, casting, art exhibitions, product demos, seminars, and all kinds of photo shoots near you is available at Hendo Studios.
EQ Studios rents out 3 different areas including a 15′ x 13′ cyclorama, an over 400 square foot space, and a rooftop with over 2,000 square foot.
A versatile content creation powerhouse that includes a large 13.5 x 13.5 foot white professionally lit multicolor infinity wall is provided at Amigo Studios.
Full arrays of lighting equipment, props, and a wide range of backdrops are offered at 3SG Studio.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on how to take beautiful pictures in your area:
- Mark Holmes Photography Classes & Workshops at 1240 India St
- DSLRClasses at 2576 Table Rock Ave, Chula Vista
George’s Camera from our stores list is another good place to take photography classes in San Diego.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In San Diego
A decade ago this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in San Diego or possibly rent them and get them repaired at:
- George’s Camera at 3837 30th St
- Kurt’s Camera Repair at 7403 Princess View Dr #B
- Camera Exposure at 2701 Adams Ave
George’s Camera has been selling photographic, digital, and video imaging equipment in your area for over three decades and provides services for repairs, sensor cleaning, printing, and photography classes.
Kurt’s Camera Repair caters to digital and film cameras as well as some older 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm motion picture film and slide projectors from Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Kodak, Olympus, and 3M.
Camera Exposure buys, sells, trades, repairs, and rents out photographic equipment in San Diego from all major brands.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best local places to take selfies would be:
- Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
- Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
- Harper’s Topiary Garden
- Belmont Park
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park showcases its breathtaking panoramic ocean views, intricately carved coastal bluffs, arches, and sea caves ideal for outdoor photography in your area.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is a good place to take pictures of historical structures including a schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, the first newspaper office, a cigar and pipe store, houses, gardens, and a stable with a carriage collection.
Harper’s Topiary Garden provides a number of outdoor selfie opportunities in San Diego with its more than fifty figures carefully woven and formed branches up the hill.
Belmont Park offers many rides and attractions by the beach including the most recognized Giant Dipper roller coaster as well as numerous picture opportunities.
A spectacular and picturesque view of the bridge and the skyline ideal for local photoshoots can be enjoyed at Bayside Park.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
These days the cameras on the newest phones should have very high megapixels and if you want to buy a new one head to:
- Victra at 1248 University Ave
- Target Mobile at 3030 Grape St
- AT&T Store at 252 Broadway
- Fix My Phone at 250 Woodward Ave, Escondido
- Cricket Wireless at 245 W Washington Ave, Escondido
You can either buy security cameras in your area or have your home or business looked over by contacting:
- Halcyon CCTV Experts at 4901 Morena Blvd #811
- San Diego CCTV Pros at 7561 Convoy Ct
- Smart Shield Systems at 8765 Aero Dr #314
- TeraPixels Systems at 402 W Broadway #400
- Security One at 4263 Oceanside Blvd #106, Oceanside
- Silverstrand Technologies at 1387 Cuyamaca St, El Cajon
You can also read more of our posts on:
- Where To Take Pictures in Los Angeles
- Where To Take Pictures in Phoenix
- Where To Take Pictures in Las Vegas
- Where To Take Pictures in San Francisco
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, developing, 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 San Diego.