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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: help@borrowlenses.com
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.

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

FIREWORKS -- 6 Tips for Photographing Fireworks


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

Snapshots of African American Communities

Ongoing
Lower Level Corridor

The National Museum of American History presents a special display of 25 photographs that reflect the diversity of the African American experience. The photos come from two collections in the Museum's Archives Center that depict special occasions and everyday life in African American communities: the Scurlock Studio Collection and the Fournet Drug Store.

National Museum of American History
Constitution Avenue, NW
Between 12th and 14th Streets
Washington, D.C.
https://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/snapshots-african-american-communities

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 Street NW & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/women-progress-early-camera-portraits-event-exhib-6351

American Surreal: Arshile Gorky and Nathan Lerner

Ongoing from July 31, 2019

Many American artists embraced surrealism in the late 1930s and 1940s, particularly after the 1936–1937 exhibition Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the arrival in the United States of European surrealists fleeing war and fascism. Gorky, a pioneer of abstract expressionism or the so-called New York School, and Lerner, who studied and taught photography at Chicago’s New Bauhaus, found diverse ways to engage with the movement’s ideas.

National Gallery of Art
East Building, Ground Floor, Gallery 106A
Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20565
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2019/american-surreal-arshile-gorky-nathan-lerner.html

WOMEN: A Century of Change

October 22, 2019 - Spring 2020

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the U.S. constitutional amendment establishing women's right to vote, this powerful exhibition highlights women from around the globe through iconic images selected from our 130-year-old image Collection as well as personal stories, portraits, and revelatory commentary from a wide swath of female luminaries.

National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/events/exhibition/women-exhibition/

Recent Acquisitions

November 15, 2019 - August 30, 2020

The annual exhibition “Recent Acquisitions” showcases 25 portraits to recently enter the Portrait Gallery’s renowned collection. Images of individuals who have made an impact in art, business, fashion, media, medicine, music and social justice join more than 23,000 works that recognize individuals who have influenced the history and culture of the United States.

National Portrait Gallery
8th Street NW & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://npg.si.edu/exhibition/recent-acquisitions-2

Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall

November 22, 2019 - Summer 2020

In this hands-on, transportative multimedia exhibition celebrating her extraordinary life and work, you'll explore Dr. Jane Goodall's early years through iconic images.  You'll also learn about her current role as a leader in community-centered conservation and youth empowerment.

National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/events/exhibition/becoming-jane/

We Return Fighting

December 13, 2019 - June 14, 2020

The exhibition will mainly interpret life experiences of African Americans during the World War I era (1913 to 1920)—with interpretations spanning from 1865 to 1963. Though the foundation of the exhibition will be the African American military experience from 1917 to 1919, the exhibition will mainly offer an inclusive non-military experience focusing on the social, cultural, political, economic and intellectual lives of African Americans before, during and after World War I.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20560
https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/we-return-fighting

ExposedDC

February 19 - March 1, 2020

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001

http://exposeddc.com/2020/01/15/the-2020-exposed-dc-photography-show-opens-february-19/

Alan Karchmer: The Architects' Photographer

Opening March, 2020

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 Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://www.nbm.org/exhibition/alan-karchmer/

"Warranted to Give Satisfaction": Daguerreotypes by Jeremiah Gurney

June 12, 2020 - June 6, 2021

In 1840, Jeremiah Gurney abandoned his career as a jeweler to establish one of New York City’s first daguerreotype studios. Despite vigorous competition from rivals such as Mathew Brady, Gurney soon developed his reputation as a leading camera artist whose works were “nearer to absolute perfection” than those of other daguerreotypists. Widely admired for the beautiful, hand-tinted images produced in his studio, Gurney continued to make daguerreotypes until the latter half of the 1850s.

National Portrait Gallery
8th Street NW & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://npg.si.edu/exhibition/%E2%80%9Cwarranted-give-satisfaction%E2%80%9D-daguerreotypes-jeremiah-gurney

Photography Expos

PhotoPro Expo

February 27 - March 2, 2020

Northern Kentucky Convention Center
1 W Rivercenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011
https://photoproexpo.com/

ShutterFest

April 14-15, 2020

St. Louis Union Station Hotel
1820 Market St
St. Louis, MO 63103

https://shutterfest.com/

PhotoPlus

October 22 - 24, 2020

Javits Convention Center
429 11th Ave
New York, NY 10001
https://www.photoplusexpo.com/

Nature Visons Photo Expo

November 6 - 8, 2020

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

Interesting Places to Photograph