In this blog we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in San Jose. 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 San Jose 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:
- MP Singh Photography
- Steven Cotton Photography
- Toanven Photography
- Harry Who Photography
- A Few Good Clicks
- Katherine Bree Walker Photography
- Lynn Lewis Photography
- Joel Moses Photography
MP Singh Photography specializes in weddings, family portraits, headshots, children, and maternity pictures. Engagement, prewedding, wedding, headshots, portraits, landscape, and adventure shoots are all offered by Toanven Photography.
Weddings, engagements, family sessions, headshots, and events are all covered by Harry Who Photography. A Few Good Clicks provides engagement, weddings, maternity, and other photo sessions in the Bay Area.
Family pictures, couples, headshots, fashion and glamour, senior, in studio work, commercial stills, aerial highlight videos, corporate business videos, and special events are all things that Joel Moses Photography excels at in your area.
To print the selfies off your phone or get a photo printed visit:
- K & H Photo Lab at 1840, 2471 Autumnvale Dr #d
- Oakridge Printing at 958 Blossom Hill Rd
- TD Printing at 2268 Senter Rd #192
- Capitol Printing and Copying at 2470 Berryessa Rd A
- J P Graphics at 3310 Woodward Ave
- Rush My Prints at 75 E Santa Clara St
- Express Copy & More at 410 E Santa Clara 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
You can try to rent photography studio space at:
- Atlas Studios Bay Area at 2820 Almaden Expy
- JP Impressions Distinctive Photography at 367 S 1st St
- Eva Newborn Photography Studio at 3033 Moorpark Ave #26
- Photouncle at 1234 Flickinger Ave
- J Photo Center at 3148 El Camino Real #101B
- Cutie Pies Studio Photography at Plazoleta
Bay Atlas Studios provides excellent corporate, commercial and video projects. Studio shoots for newborns, babies, maternity, children, and family portraits are available at Eva Newborn Photography Studio.
Photouncle provides pregnancy, glamour maternity, newborn, birthday, family, and boudoir photo shoots. At Cutie Pies Photography Studio photos for maternity, newborn, and babies are available.
Here is a list of local photography schools and people who give private lessons on how to take beautiful pictures in your area:
- Aperture Academy at 2290 N 1st St #102
- Photosprouts Photography Workshops at 535 Mission St F14
- David Coleman Photography & Workshops
Intro workshops, teen workshops, and a variety of classes on how to take all kinds of photos are available to Aperture Academy students. They excel at giving lessons on nighttime and outdoor pictures.
Photo Trainer offers private lessons, Lightroom training, mentorship with a pro, business professionals, DSLR jumpstart classes, iPhone photos, composition, Lightroom training, and portraiture lighting instructions.
David Coleman Photography & Workshops demonstrates how to generate stunning digital photographs using a modernized version of Ansel Adams’ Zone System. Beginner & intermediate, teenage programs, virtual classes, corporate, singles, private class, and iPhone photography are all available at Photosprouts Photography Workshops.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In San Jose
San Jose Camera & Video at 1600 S Winchester Blvd has 4K, 8K, Bluetooth Capable, DSLR Cameras, GPS Capable, Mirrorless Cameras / Compact System Cameras, NFC Capable, Point & Shoot, Prosumer – Advanced Automatic, Waterproof, and Wi-Fi Capable products. Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, and Sony cameras. The majority of manufacturer’s warranty repairs are handled by San Jose Camera & Video. Defective products are returned to the authorized repair facility of the manufacturer.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies around the region would be:
- Municipal Rose Garden at 1649 Naglee Ave
- Overfelt Gardens at 145 McKee Rd
- Japanese Friendship Garden at 1300 Senter Rd
- Vasona Lake County Park at 333 Blossom Hill Rd
- Emma Prusch Farm Park at 647 S King Rd
The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden has been dubbed America’s Best Rose Garden and features rolling green meadows and vivid dazzling blossoms. Hundreds of acres of fragrant magnificent roses bloom in early May at what is undoubtedly their most gorgeous stage making it one of the best photo opportunities near you.
Overfelt Gardens is a 33-acre park designed around three percolation ponds teeming with life. A canopy of palm trees and a mat of green grass compliment the wedding venue.
The Japanese Friendship Garden is a living emblem of Okayama Japan and San Jose California’s Sister City relationship. This tranquil garden is a popular location for weddings and gatherings and is definitely one of the top spots to take selfies near you.
Vasona Lake County Park has 45 acres of lawn for casual activities including frisbee tossing, softball, and soccer with eight reservable group sites at picturesque locations.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
Whether you are searching for the highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth or just need budget quality pictures T-Mobile at 1653 W San Carlos St have what you need.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over after contacting:
- Sherlock Surveillance at 1169 S 10th St
- Safe and Sound Security at 75 E Santa Clara St 6th Fl
- ADT Security Services at 2161 O’Toole Ave #20
- Pacific Surveillance at 940 Park Ave
Whether you want to buy and install security cameras yourself or need a company to monitor them for you one of the above can help you out. You may also want to check out our posts on:
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 San Jose.