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Photography Stores and Services

LOCAL CAMERA STORES

DC

District Camera and Imaging
1225 I St NW #110
Washington, DC 20005
202.483.0090
https://www.districtcamera.com

Leica Store
977 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
202.787.5900
https://www.leicacamerausa.com/


Virginia

Ace Photo
44710 Cape Ct Suite 122
Ashburn, VA 20147
703.430.3333
https://acephoto.net

District Camera and Imaging
6025-G Burke Centre Pkwy
Burke, VA 22015
703.250.5555
https://www.districtcamera.com

District Camera and Imaging
3409 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
https://www.districtcamera.com/locations.asp?l=arlington-va

Dominion Camera
112 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703.532.6700
https://dominioncamera.com

McClanahan Camera
306 Lee Hwy, Warrenton, VA 20186
540.347.2533
https://www.mccamera.com


Maryland

Service Photo Supply, Inc.
3838 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
410.235.6200
https://servicephoto.com


Online Camera Stores

Adorama
42 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Customer service: 800.815.0702
https://www.adorama.com

B&H Photo Video
420 9th Ave
New York, NY 10001
Customer service: 800.221.5743
Sales: 800.606.6969
https://www.bhphotovideo.com


Camera Repair

Dominion Camera
112 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703.532.6700
https://dominioncamera.com

KEH Camera
4900 Highlands Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30082
800.342.5534
https://www.keh.com

Pro Photo
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.223.1292
http://www.prophotodc.com

Service Photo Supply, Inc.
3838 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
410.235.6200
https://servicephoto.com


Camera Lens/Rental

Ace Photo
44710 Cape Ct Suite 122
Ashburn, VA 20147
703.430.3333
https://acephoto.net

BorrowLenses
Photo Department
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
844.853.6767 ext 2
https://www.borrowlenses.com

DC-Camera
2810 Merrilee Dr
Fairfax, VA 22031
703.527.3311
https://www.dc-camera.com

District Camera and Imaging
1225 I St NW #110
Washington, DC 20005
202.483.0090
https://www.districtcamera.com

District Camera and Imaging
6025-G Burke Centre Pkwy
Burke, VA 22015
703.250.5555
https://www.districtcamera.com

District Camera and Imaging
3409 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
https://www.districtcamera.com/locations.asp?l=arlington-va

Dominion Camera
112 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703.532.6700
https://dominioncamera.com

f8 Rentals
11703 Bowman Green Dr.
Reston, VA 20190
703.382.9000
https://f8rentals.com

f8 Rentals DC
National Press Building
529 14th St NW
Washington DC
202-797-7000
https://f8rentals.com

Photo 60
2602 Morse Ln
Woodbridge, VA 22192
571.572.3026
https://photo60studio.com

Pro Photo
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.223.1292
http://www.prophotodc.com

Service Photo Supply, Inc.
3838 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
410.235.6200
https://servicephoto.com


Used Gear Buy/Sell

Ace Photo
44710 Cape Ct Suite 122
Ashburn, VA 20147
703.430.3333
https://acephoto.net

Adorama
42 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Customer service: 800.815.0702
https://www.adorama.com

B&H Photo Video
420 9th Ave
New York, NY 10001
Customer service: 800.221.5743
Sales: 800.606.6969
https://www.bhphotovideo.com

District Camera and Imaging
3409 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
https://www.districtcamera.com/locations.asp?l=arlington-va

District Camera and Imaging
1225 I St NW #110
Washington, DC 20005
202.483.0090
https://www.districtcamera.com

Dominion Camera
112 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703.532.6700
https://dominioncamera.com

KEH Camera
4900 Highlands Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30082
800.342.5534
https://www.keh.com

McClanahan Camera
306 Lee Hwy, Warrenton, VA 20186
540.347.2533https://www.mccamera.com
https://www.mccamera.com

Photo 60
2602 Morse Ln
Woodbridge, VA 22192
571.572.3026

https://photo60studio.com

Service Photo Supply, Inc.
3838 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
410.235.6200
https://servicephoto.com

Used Photo Pro
220 E St Clair St #2
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.917.7055
https://usedphotopro.com/


Film Processing

Dominion Camera
112 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703.532.6700
https://dominioncamera.com

McClanahan Camera
306 Lee Hwy, Warrenton, VA 20186
540.347.2533
https://www.mccamera.com

Merrifield One Hour Photo
2833 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
703.560.3845
http://merrifield1hrphoto.com

Moto Photo
5249 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
301.656.4433
http://motophotobethesda.com

Photo 60
2602 Morse Ln
Woodbridge, VA 22192
571.572.3026
https://photo60studio.com

Pro Photo
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.223.1292
http://www.prophotodc.com

Bay Photo Lab
920 Disc Drive
Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
(800) 435-6686
https://www.bayphoto.com

White House Custom Colour
2840 Lone Oak Pkwy
Eagan, MN 55121
(800) 252-5234
https://www.whcc.com


Most Popular Blog Posts

Our Blog page contains a wealth of information on a variety of photography related topics. Here are the links to some of the most popular ones with info on the most asked about “how to shoot” situations, camera setting questions and more.

FIREWORKS -- 6 Tips for Photographing Fireworks

MOON -- How to Shoot the Moon

WATERFALLS -- Tips for Photographing Waterfalls

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY -- 5 Tips For Night Photography

LENS CHOICES -- The Right Lens For The Job

TRIPODS -- Tips for Choosing a Tripod

HISTOGRAM -- The Handy Histogram (And Why We Should Use It)

METERING -- Metering Modes for Better Exposures

BACKING UP PHOTOS -- Tips For Backing Up Your Photos

IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY -- 6 Tips To Improve Your Photography In 2019

IMPROVE SKILLS -- Improve Your Skills With 52Frames Weekly Photo Challenge


Helpful Accessories

Every camera bag should have a lens cleaning cloth, an extra memory card and most important, an extra battery. Additionally, the accessories listed below might come in handy.

UV Filter

 A clear glass filter designed to protect your front lens element from scratches or other damage. Get one for each lens and leave it on, unless you're using a different filter. No stacking filters.

Circular Polarizing Filter

Sunglasses for your lenses. Use on a bright sunny day to help increase saturation and contrast. Also use to remove glare on water, windows and foliage.

Neutral Density Filter

When you need a slow shutter speed in daylight, this filter helps prevent overexposure.
Perfect for photographing waterfalls in daylight.

Rain Sleeve

Shoot in the rain or snow and use a rain sleeve to protect your camera and lens.

Hoodman Loupe

If you struggle to see your LCD screen when you're shooing outdoors on a sunny day, try one of these loupes. 

Visit their website at
https://www.hoodmanusa.com/HoodLoupes-s/128.htm

FOR MOBILE PHONE USERS

Moment Lenses for Smartphones

Telephoto, wide angle, fish eye and macro are some of our favorites. They also have filters for smartphones.

Visit their website at
https://www.shopmoment.com/shop/categories/all?collection=photographer-collection

Pogo Stylus

When your fingers are too big for editing on your phone, a stylus is a the way to go.

Visit their website at
https://tenonedesign.com/pogo.php

Photography Exhibits

Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery

Permanant Exhibition

Photographers record the defining moments of our world and our time, capturing history through timeless images of fleeting moments. With the click of a button, vivid imagery documents the pain of poverty, the ecstasy of victory and the triumph of redemption.

This gallery features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled, including photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry since 1942, when the award was first presented. The gallery is updated each year when new winners are announced in April.

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC, 20001
https://www.newseum.org/exhibits/current/pulitzer-prize-photographs-gallery/

American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs

June 7, 2019 — October 14, 2019

David Levinthal’s photographs reference iconic images and events that shaped postwar American society.  His images provide a lens through which to examine the myths and stereotypes lurking within our most beloved pastimes and enduring heroes.  Levinthal encourages us to consider the stories we tell about ourselves—what it means to be strong, beautiful, masculine, feminine, and ultimately, American.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th St NW & F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/levinthal

Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits

June 14, 2019 - May 31, 2020

In mid-nineteenth-century America, the growing presence of women in public life coincided with the rise of portrait photography. This exhibition of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes from the 1840s and 1850s features portraits of early feminist icons, women’s rights advocates Margaret Fuller and Lucy Stone, abolitionist Lucretia Mott and best-selling author Harriet Beecher Stowe. 

National Portrait Gallery
8th St NW & F St NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/women-progress-early-camera-portraits-event-exhib-6351

The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement

June 22 - September 22, 2019

Through installations, videos, paintings, and documentary images, The Warmth of Other Suns  explores both real and imaginary geographies, reconstructing personal and collective tales of migration. Overlaying historical experiences of migration to and within the United States with the current plight of refugees around the world, the exhibition brings together a multitude of voices and exposes the universality of migration as an experience shared by many.

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
https://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2019-06-22-exhibition-the-warmth-of-other-suns

By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs from the 1850s to Apollo 11

July 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Photography played a significant role both in preparing for the mission and in shaping the cultural consciousness of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The exhibition will include a selection of photographs from the unmanned Ranger, Surveyor, and Lunar Orbiter missions that led up to Apollo 11. Additionally, a select survey of lunar photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries will be featured.

National Gallery of Art - West Building, Ground Floor, Gallery 22
Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2019/century-of-lunar-photographs-1850s-apollo-11.html

My Iran: Six Women Photographers

August 10, 2019–February 9, 2020

The artists featured in My Iran: Six Women Photographers explore the complexities of life within and outside their home country. From the dynamism of the street to the quiet corners of distant memories, the works highlight various ways in which artists use photography to respond to personal and political realities.

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/exhibition/my-iran-six-women-photographers/

Live Dangerously

September 19, 2019–January 20, 2020

"Live Dangerously" reveals the bold and dynamic ways in which female bodies inhabit and activate the natural world. Twelve groundbreaking photographers, including Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Kirsten Justesen, Xaviera Simmons, and Rania Matar, use humor, drama, ambiguity, and innovative storytelling to illuminate the landscape as means of self-empowerment and personal expression.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
https://nmwa.org/exhibitions/live-dangerously

23rd Annual Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards

Through September 2019

See the world’s natural wonders through a whole new lens. Sixty stunning images have been selected to showcase the extraordinary work of photographers from around the world. United by their creativity and technical skill with a camera, these artists of all ages and experience levels share their visions of nature to inspire future photographers and conservationists alike.

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW - 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20560
https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/23rd-annual-natures-best-photography-windland-smith-rice-international-awards-event-exhib-6384

The Eye of the Sun: Nineteenth-Century Photographs from the National Gallery of Art

September 8 – December 1, 2019

On the 180th anniversary of photography’s introduction to the world in 1839, an exhibition of some 170 photographs offers an in-depth look at the development of the medium throughout its first 50 years. The exhibition is organized chronologically and thematically, beginning with the earliest photographs in the collection by one of photography’s inventors, William Henry Fox Talbot, and several examples of daguerreotypes, and ending with photographs made in 1889 by the Kodak, the first snapshot camera.

National Gallery of Art - West Building, Ground Floor, Inner Tier
Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2019/eye-sun-nineteenth-century-photos.html

Alan Karchmer: The Architects' Photographer

Fall 2019

Any prominent work of architecture is likely to be seen more widely through photographs than in person. This exhibition will present a cross-section of Karchmer’s professional photographs, coupled with personal photos and artifacts that shed light on his work. While the exhibition will feature numerous large-format images of remarkable beauty, it will also include didactic displays examining the technical and creative processes underlying such images. It will thus illuminate why certain images are so successful in expressing both the physical and emotional aspects of architecture.

National Building Museum
401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://www.nbm.org/exhibition/alan-karchmer/

World Press Photo Exhibition

November 2019

The World Press Photo Exhibition represents the year's best visual journalism. The goal is simple, to tell the stories behind the photos and to encourage deeper undestanding and debate of current events in the community, the country and abroad. This is photojournalism at its best and most thought-provoking.

Dupont Underground
19 Dupont Circle, entrance on 19th Street
https://lightscapedc.org/

Photography Expos

PhotoExpo, NY

October 24 - 26, 2019

Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001
https://www.photoplusexpo.com

Nature Visions Photography Expo

November 1 - 3, 2019

Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
http://naturevisions.org

ImagingUSA

January 16-21, 2020

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
https://imagingusa.org

Interesting Places to Photograph