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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
703.250.5555 ext 2
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
800.233.2500 or 212.741.0063
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
5080 Highlands Pkwy SE, Suite B
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: help@borrowlenses.com
844.853.6737
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
703.250.5555 ext 2
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

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
540.347.2533
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
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.636.5544
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

Miller's Professional Imaging
610 E Jefferson St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
800.376.6121
https://www.millerslab.com/home

mpix
712 E Pointe Dr
Columbia, MO 65201
800.835.0603
https://www.mpix.com/

Artifact Uprising
4045 N Pecos St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 605 - 8994
https://www.artifactuprising.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.

TRIPODS -- Tips for Choosing a Tripod

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

BACKING UP PHOTOS -- Tips For Backing Up Your Photos

LENS CHOICES -- The Right Lens For The Job

CAMERA CARE -- Summer Camera Care

FAIRS -- Tips To Capture Fun At The Fairs

FIREWORKS -- 6 Tips for Photographing Fireworks

PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY -- Phone Photography Pointers

SHOOTING DAILY -- 10 Minutes A Day

TRAVEL TIPS -- Travel Tips for Photographers

VACATION PHOTOS -- 13 Tips for Summer Vacation Photos


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

Sailors and Daughters: Early Photography and the Indian Ocean

Ongoing VIRTUAL exhibit

"Sailors and Daughters" reveals the expansive maritime societies of Zanzibar, the east African coast, and beyond. From the 1840s, cameras traced the international migrations of traders, sailors, sons, and daughters through Indian Ocean ports, continuing trade that dates back over five millennia. East African cities flourished as hubs of both land and sea trade routes, which extended to the central African interior, Horn of Africa, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean islands, western India and the Far East.

The region’s intercultural ethos generated a multitude of encounters between subjects, photographers, and the global audiences who viewed the resulting images. By gathering images from scarce and little-known collections of early photographs, lithographs, postcards, and private albums, this exhibition focuses attention on a diverse cross-section of the region’s people and their cosmopolitan cities by the sea. It serves as a starting point for a larger photographic and creative visual history of the prosperous and diverse communities of the Indian Ocean world.

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

http://indian-ocean.africa.si.edu/

Geandy Pavón: Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights

Ongoing from March 9, 2022

The Art Museum of the Americas is pleased to present Geandy Pavón: Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights, a timely and imaginative photographic exploration of life under quarantine.

Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
http://www.museum.oas.org/exhibitions/2020s/2022-pavon.html

Conversations: Carrie Mae Weems and The Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial

Ongoing from March 17, 2021

In her untitled series of photographs, Weems uses images of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s memorial to commemorate the Great Migration of African Americans streaming north from the Jim Crow South after the Civil War. Layering text and pictures, Weems centers African American experiences that speak of racial pride and resilience, sacrifice and determination.

National Gallery of Art
6th St and Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565
West Building, Main Floor - Gallery 66
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/special/conversations-carrie-mae-weems.html

Not an Ostrich: & Other Images from America's Library

Ongoing from March 23, 2002

NOT AN OSTRICH: & OTHER IMAGES FROM AMERICA’S LIBRARY, organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photography collections of the Library of Congress, presents a taste of this institution’s spectacular holdings of more than 14 million photographs. Selected images reproduced for this online exhibition were made between 1839 and today. They trace the evolution of photography, from daguerreotypes and other early processes to contemporary digital technology.

Library of Congress
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540
Southwest Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building
https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/images-from-americas-library/about-this-exhibition/

American Silence: The Photographs of Robert Adams

May 29, 2022  – October 2, 2022

For 50 years, Robert Adams (b. 1937) has made compelling, provocative, and highly influential photographs that show us the wonder and fragility of the American landscape, its inherent beauty, and the inadequacy of our response to it. This exhibition explores the reverential way he looks at the world around him and the almost palpable silence of his work.

National Gallery of Art
4th St and Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565
West Building, Ground Floor, Galleries 23-29
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2022/american-silence-photographs-of-robert-adams.html

Family Ties: Daguerreotype Portraits

July 1, 2022 - June 11, 2023

Within a decade of its introduction in 1839, the daguerreotype—the first commercially viable form of photography—emerged as a highly popular means of documenting family relationships. Affordable pricing fueled the popularity of the daguerreotype and technical innovations made it possible to produce successful images of multiple sitters. This paved the way for the boom in family portraiture.

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://npg.si.edu/exhibition/family-ties-daguerreotype-portraits

I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women

July 8, 2022 - January 29, 2023 - Part 1

This exhibition features more than 25 photographs by Brian Lanker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who, in 1989, published the extraordinarily popular book “I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America.”

Part 2 will be on view February 10, 2023, through Sept. 10, 2023. 

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://npg.si.edu/exhibition/i-dream-world-selections-brian-lanker%E2%80%99s-portraits-remarkable-black-women

Teen Portrait Competition, 2022

July 29, 2022 - February 26, 2023

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is proud to present the winners and finalists of the 2022 Teen Portrait Competition! 

Inspired by the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, the National Portrait Gallery’s Teen Portrait Competition invited young people across the nation to submit their original photographs in January 2022. When the competition closed in March, there were almost three hundred entries submitted from twenty-two states and Washington, D.C.  

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://npg.si.edu/learn/teen/competition_winners

Mary Ellen Mark: Girlhood

ONLINE EXHIBITION

An icon in modern photography, Mary Ellen Mark (1940 - 2015) documented people around the world who might otherwise be unknown or forgotten.  From street children in Seattle to circus performers in India, Mark captured the lives and stories of individuals with empathy, humor and candor.  The exhibition includes photographs from some of the artist's best-known series that depict girls and young women, reflecting Mark's wonderous and uncanny vision of girlhood.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
https://nmwa.org/whats-on/exhibitions/online/mary-ellen-mark-girlhood/

Photography Expos

Carolina Photo Expo

August 26-29, 2022

Carolina Photo Expo, PPNC’s annual state convention featuring over 15 amazing speakers over three days of classroom and hands-on education.  

Marriott Research Triangle Park
4700 Guardian Dr, Durham, NC 27703
https://ppofnc.com/carolina-photo-expo/

Create NYC

Formerly PHOTOPLUS

September 29, 2022 - October 1, 2022

Create NYC is a new 3-day immersive experience Powered by PHOTOPLUS. We’re building a new community for visual storytellers who want to take their skills to the next level, connect with other creatives, and test new gear. 

Duggal Greenhouse
63 Flushing Avenue, Building 268
Brooklyn, NY 11205
https://photoplusexpo.com/

Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions

November 4-6, 2022

Virtual Expo
https://midatlanticphotovisions.org/

Imaging USA

Jan 22 – 24, 2023

Imaging USA features classes, networking opportunities, and a huge trade show to help you feel inspired and ready to grow your photography business.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
https://imagingusa.com/about

Interesting Places to Photograph