We bet that you will all be learning at least a little something about where to buy cameras and take photos in Washington DC over the next few minutes. 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 Washington DC 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:
- Chris Ferenzi Photography
- Mantas Wedding Photography
- Sam Hurd Photography
- Mason Photography
- Donya Photography
- Jessica Torch Photography
- RMN Photography
- By Asa Photography
- Shala W Graham Photography
- Bethesda Headshots
- Tamzin B Smith
- Pamela Renee Photography
Chris Ferenzi has been specializing in bold, modern, and authentic photography near you for the unconventional couple for over 10 years.
Mantas Kubilinskas has been a destination wedding photographer for nearly two decades and has been named as one of the top 100 photographers in the United States and Canada with numerous awards received from Fearless, Junebug, and Rangefinder.
Sam Hurd is an expert in creative portraiture and weddings with projects featured in Wedding Wire, The Knot, and Worlds Best Wedding Photos and has been in business for over a decade.
Topnotch local wedding photoshoots are available at Mason Photography who has nearly 10 years of experience and work recognized by The Knot and Wedding Wire.
Donya Photography has been providing wedding, portrait, and editorial film services for over a decade.
Quality images of newborns, families, and more recognized by Peerspace and Expertise are available at Jessica Torch Photography with nearly 10 years of experience.
RMN Photography has been taking lovely photos of weddings, engagements, families, headshots, and corporate events for almost 20 years.
By Asa Photography provides shoots for weddings, engagements, families, corporate events, and more and has been in business for nearly a decade with projects recognized by The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Virginia Weddings.
High quality headshot and branding photo sessions are offered by Shala W Graham.
Nataly Danilova Photography excels in studio fine art maternity, newborn, kids, and family portraiture and is certified by the National Photographers Association.
Bethesda Headshots has been focusing on business portraits in your area since 2006 wherein several projects have appeared in Capital File Magazine, Washington Spaces Magazine, Gulf Connoisseur Magazine Dubai, Washington Parent Magazine, and others.
Tamzin B Smith has been a portrait photographer for over a decade and has received awards from Professional Photographers of America and the Washington School of Photography.
Pamela Renee is an expert in photographing portraits, events, and weddings with work featured in The Knot, Wedding Wire, Let’s Bee Together, Zola, Borrowed and Blue, and Modern Weddings.
To get any kinds of photos printed, processed, or developed head to:
- A Digital Solutions at 1818 New York Ave NE #107
- Minuteman Press at 1020 19th St NW LL50
- Rush Hour Printing and Graphics at 1100 H St NW B240
- Select Printing at 1110 Vermont Ave NW
- Wilson-Epes Printing at 1115 H St NE
- Photo Scope Studios at 5040 Langston Blvd, Arlington
- Old Town Editions at 610 Madison St #100, Alexandria
- MotoPhoto at 5249 River Rd, Bethesda
- Allegra Marketing Print Mail at 1300 Piccard Dr l10, Rockville
- Spectrum Printing & Graphics at 601 Dover Rd #1, Rockville
- Magenta Print at 25901 Frederick Rd #B, Clarksburg
All of those options for photo printing near you 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.
Studios For Better Pictures
Book some time at a photography studio in your area if you have serious matters to attend to:
- Studiowerks at 415B Walker Ct SE
- Union 206 Studio at 822 S Pickett St, Alexandria
- DC Studio at 8040 Georgia Ave #180, Silver Spring
- Studio Arto at 110 C Frederick Ave, Rockville
A vast 1,250 square foot creative space, lighting, multiple backdrops, prop options, and high ceilings are available at Studiowerks.
Union 206 Studio provides Godox strobes, wireless flash triggers, C stands, booms, seamless paper, green chromakey cloth, and backdrop stands.
Premier local photography or video rental spaces with a full kitchen, a drive in, a client lounge, a makeup station, a changing room, and a high ceiling are offered at DC Studio.
Studio Arto offers a 1,500 square foot area, a high ceiling, a white cyclorama wall, a black backdrop for low key shootings, a makeup station, a Bluetooth speaker, multiple props, and strobe lighting equipment.
Get better by taking classes at a Washington DC photography school or find an instructor who gives private lessons by contacting:
- Washington Photo Safari at 4545 Connecticut Ave NW #418
- Journey Photo Academy at 5990 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria
- Capital Photography Center
- Sam D’Amico Photography
District Camera from our stores list is also known to have good photography classes near you.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Washington DC
Visit one of these stores when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:
- District Camera and Imaging at 1225 I St NW #110
- Pro Photo at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
- Leica Store at 977 F St NW
A variety of photography and film equipment are sold in your area at District Camera who is also a good option for printing and classes.
Pro Photo sells a wide range of cameras and lenses while also offering equipment rentals, consignment, printing, film processing, image recovery, and more.
Leica Store provides numerous photographic items, sports optics, binoculars, and exhibits.
Best Places For Selfies
Here is a list of great places to take beautiful selfies in your area:
- Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
- Meridian Hill Park
- United States National Arboretum
- Washington Monument
- Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
- Dark Star Park
- Carlyle House Historic Park
- Acorn Urban Park
- McCrillis Gardens
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool offers some of the mast famous photo opportunities near you and in the world of its long and wide rectangular bath alongside beautiful trees and trails.
Meridian Hill Park shows off its aesthetic landscaped grounds, a cascading water fountain, sophisticated benches, artistic urns, and decorative walkways ideal for photos and films.
A good place to go for nature photography in your area where botanical research on trees, shrubs, turf, and the development of new ornamental plants can be enjoyed is the United States National Arboretum.
Washington Monument features a picturesque obelisk made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss suitable for a lovely backdrop for your next selfies in Washington DC.
Dark Star Park provides several venue options for photography and videography showcasing one of the most significant works in the oeuvre of land art.
Carlyle House Historic Park displays an elegant stone mansion and gorgeous gardens popular for strolling, taking pictures, picnicking, walking the dog, event rentals, and various public programs.
Countless local outdoor photoshoots with a beautifully structured gazebo and a stone grotto built near the spring are offered at Acorn Urban Park.
Pleasing outdoor images at McCrillis Gardens feature shady woodland walks and colorful splashes of remarkable collections of ornamental trees, shrubs, bulbs, groundcovers, and perennials.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The newest cell phones have some really nice high megapixel cameras these days and these stores should have what you need:
- Boost Mobile at 910 H St NE
- AT&T Store at 1057 Wisconsin Ave NW
- DMV Unlocked Wireless at 1933 18th St NW #A1
- Verizon Authorized Retailer at 711 King St, Alexandria
- Total Wireless Store at 651 E University Blvd, Silver Spring
- Target Mobile at 5700 Bou Ave, Rockville
You can either buy security cameras or get the services that go along with them at:
- Security Designs at 1420 Clifton St NW Apt 209
- Advanced Security Systems at 2803 Davis Ave, Alexandria
- Burtel & American Home Security at 2655 Duke St, Alexandria
- ADI at 655-C General Washington Dr, Alexandria
- Urban Alarm at 2323 Stewart Ave #B, Silver Spring
- Anabon Security at 12358 Parklawn Dr #300, Rockville
Some of you might also want to check out our posts on:
- Best Photographers in Baltimore
- Best Photographers in Philadelphia
- Best Photographers in Richmond
- Best Photographers in New York City
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 Washington DC.