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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
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
540.347.2533
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 #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

FALL -- Are You Ready for Autumn?


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/

Alan Karchmer: The Architects' Photographer

April 9, 2021–June 5, 2022

Photographer Alan Karchmer has risen to prominence in his field thanks to his skill in conveying architects’ ideas and intentions. Having earned a Master of Architecture himself, Karchmer uses his knowledge of the design process, coupled with his own artistic vision, to express the essence of a building. He is, quintessentially, “The Architects’ Photographer.”

This exhibition presents a cross-section of Karchmer’s professional photographs, coupled with personal photos and artifacts that shed light on his work. While the exhibition features numerous large-format images of remarkable beauty, it also includes didactic displays examining the technical and creative processes underlying such images. It thus illuminates 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 25, 2021 - February 6, 2022

Shortly after the daguerreotype process was revealed to the public in 1839, Jeremiah Gurney (1812–1895) acquired a rudimentary camera and began experimenting with the first practical method of photography. A jeweler by profession, he gave up that trade in favor of daguerreotypy in 1840 and established one of New York City’s first daguerreotype studios in a building at 189 Broadway. In the years that followed, Gurney built his reputation as one of the city’s leading daguerreotypists. Despite vigorous competition from rivals such as Mathew Brady, Gurney produced daguerreotypes hailed as “nearer to absolute perfection” than those of other camera artists.

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

Welcome Home: A Portrait of East Baltimore, 1975–1980

July 16, 2021 — January 17, 2022

This exhibit captures a cross-section of East Baltimore residents and businesses in the 1970s, documenting the community’s history and diversity.  These photographs by Elinor Cahn, Joan Clark Netherwood, and Linda Rich were taken as part of a program of photography surveys sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts to celebrate the bicentennial of founding of the United States.

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

The Towers of the WTC: 51 Years of Photography by Camilo Jose Vergara

September 4, 2021–March 6, 2022

This exhibition is dedicated to those who perished, those who responded, and those who are rebuilding after September 11, 2001.

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://www.nbm.org/exhibition/towers-of-the-wtc/

The New Woman Behind the Camera

October 31, 2021 – January 30, 2022

The iconic New Woman—modern, independent, stylish, creative, and confident—was a revolutionary model for women across the globe. Featuring more than 120 international photographers, The New Woman Behind the Camera explores the diverse “new women” who embraced photography as a mode of professional and personal expression from the 1920s to the 1950s. This groundbreaking exhibition will reveal the significant impact women have had on the history of modern photography.

National Gallery of Art
West Building, Ground Floor, West Outer Tier
6th St and Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2021/new-woman-behind-camera.html

Photography Expos

Creative Photography Conference

October 23 - 24, 2021

Meadowview Hotel and Conference Center
1901 Meadowview Pkwy
Kingsport, TN 37660


https://www.meredithimages.com/creative-photography-conference/

Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions

PHOTOPLUS

September 30 – October 2, 2021

Jacob Javits Center
429 11th Ave
New York, NY 10001

https://www.photoplusexpo.com/

Food Photo Affair

November 19-21, 2021

The Meritage Resort and Spa
875 Bordeaux Way
Napa, CA 94558
https://www.foodphotoaffair.com/

Imaging USA

January 15 - 17, 2022 

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745
https://imagingusa.org/

Virtual Creative Photography Conference


Interesting Places to Photograph