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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

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

District Camera
3409 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
https://www.districtcamera.com/camera-repair

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


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

Aperturent
Blake Building, 1025 Connecticut Ave NW # 609, Washington, DC 20036
https://aperturent.com/dc


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 -- Safeguarding Your Photos With A Backup Plan

LENS CHOICES -- The Right Lens For The Job

PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY -- Phone Photography Pointers

TRAVEL TIPS -- Travel Tips for Photographers

SUNRISE & SUNSET PHOTO TIPS -- 10 Tips for Sunrise and Sunset Photography

EXPOSURE BRACKETING -- Exposure Bracketing: Why And When We Need It


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

Gordon Parks: Camera Portraits from the Corcoran Collection

July 14, 2024-January 12, 2025 

In 1948 Gordon Parks published Camera Portraits: The Techniques and Principles of Documentary Portraiture, a book of forty-four pictures and text that proposed a new way of creating photographic portraits. Unlike earlier photographers who worked within the safe and controlled confines of a studio when making their portraits, Parks urged photographers to take their cameras out into the world where their subjects lived and worked.

Gordon Parks: Camera Portraits from the Corcoran Collection examines how Parks applied these principles to his portraits made from the early 1940s to the 1970s. It includes pictures of some of the most celebrated figures of the time

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
https://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/exhibitions/museum-exhibitions/gordon-parks-camera-portraits-from-the-corcoran-collection

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
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20560
http://indian-ocean.africa.si.edu/

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

Ongoing VIRTUAL exhibit

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/

Mary Ellen Mark: Girlhood

Ongoing VIRTUAL exhibit

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/

Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900 – 1939

April 26, 2024 - February 23, 2025

Through portraiture and biography, “Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900 – 1939” illuminates the accomplishments of sixty convention-defying women who crossed the Atlantic to pursue personal and professional aspirations in the vibrant cultural milieu of Paris.

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://npg.si.edu/exhibition/brilliant-exiles-american-women-paris-1900-%E2%80%93-1939-april-26-2024-%E2%80%93-feb-23-2025

In the Library: Life in the Impressionists’ Paris

September 9, 2024 – January 20, 2025

Late 19th-century Paris witnessed profound social, cultural, and physical change. Political and military clashes led to widespread destruction in the city. At the same time, industrialization and new technologies like the railway altered residents’ experience of urban space. Women were increasingly present in public life, and tourism was expanding. The city where the impressionists lived and worked was in flux. Artists reacted to this moment in multiple ways: some sought refuge in tradition, while others embraced new ways of seeing.

This selection of approximately 40 photographs and prints from the National Gallery of Art Library shows us the world of the artists and artworks on view in Paris 1874: The Impressionist Moment. These archival objects provide glimpses of a city and an art market on the cusp of modernity.

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Library Atrium
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2024/library-impressionists-paris.html

The ’70s Lens: Reimagining Documentary Photography

October 6, 2024 – April 6, 2025

See how documentary photography transformed during the 1970s.

Featuring some 100 works by more than 80 artists, The ʼ70s Lens examines how photographers reinvented documentary practice during this radical shift in American life. Mikki Ferrill and Frank Espada used the camera to create complex portraits of their communities. Tseng Kwong Chi and Susan Hiller demonstrated photography’s role in the development of performance and conceptual art. With pictures of suburban sprawl, artists like Lewis Baltz and Joe Deal challenged popular ideas of nature as pristine. And Michael Jang and Joanne Leonard made interior views that examine the social landscape of domestic spaces

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2024/70s-lens-documentary-photography.html

Photography Expos

2024 Exposed DC Photography Show

July 12 thru July 21, 2024

Exposed DC connects photographers of all levels with networking, mentoring, and exhibition opportunities as well as partnering with organizations to strengthen and cultivate the local photography community. Since 2006 we have produced the annual Exposed Photography Show, with a contest that begins in December and a gallery exhibit the following spring/summer.

The 2024 Exposed DC Photography Show will be held at Fathom Gallery Georgetown. Save the date for our opening celebration on Friday, July 12, 2024. If you miss the opening, it will run thru July 21.

Fathom Gallery
1351 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
https://exposeddc.com/

Interesting Places to Photograph