Looking for a photography store near Carlsbad, CA?

Looking for a photography center near Carlsbad?  We’ve been serving the local community with outstanding photographic knowledge, sales, and service since 1983.  Over those 35 years we’ve tracked the advances in digital cameras, and with the renewed popular interest in film photography, our experience in film cameras, processing, and printing are all the more valuable.  We stock cameras, film, memory cards, and camera accessories.  And we provide outstanding printing and restoration services.  We even offer camera classes and photography lessons to help you get the most from your photographic gear.

By the Way:  If you’re interested in nature photography don’t forget to visit Carlsbad’s Magee Park.  There’s also Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch (but only from March 1 to March 10 each year) as well as Batiquitos and Aqua Hedionda lagoons.

Expert Camera Sales & Repair

At our store we do far more than just stock shelves.  We’re experts in all aspects of photography, ready to answer your questions and help you make informed decisions.  Whether you’re interested in film or digital cameras, the latest technology or classic older equipment, odds are we have what you’re looking for.

  • new and used film cameras and digital cameras
    • digital SLR along with point-and-shoot cameras
    • 35mm SLR as well as point-and shoot cameras
    • 120 format
  • new and used lenses
  • film, including B&W, Polaroid, and Fuji Instax
  • memory cards
  • a large variety of camera accessories
    • batteries and chargers
    • tripods
    • camera bags and backpacks
    • lighting equipment and reflectors


Camera and Lens Repair  Don’t give up on a camera you love and can use almost without thinking.  Sometimes they can be economically repaired.

Professional Photo Services

We’re experienced hands at providing quality film developing and printing services along with the latest in digital conversion, archiving, and printing.  In addition to outstanding quality printing and restoration services we can scan and digitize just about any media — old photos, negatives, slides, movies, and video tapes.

·      Film Developing  We still serve Carlsbad with quick turn-around quality 35mm color and B&W film developing.
·      Print Services To meet our customers needs we provide photo duplication and printing services from a wide variety of sources.  Prints can range from wallet-size all the way up to mural-size enlargements.
·      prints from negatives, slides, existing photos, and digital sources
·      professional mounting available
·      Archival Scanning and Conversion  Want to convert old photographs, movies, or video tapes to digital formats?  They’re then safely archived and you can view them on just about any digital device.  You’ll save time and get the best-quality results with our services.
·      scan from photos, negatives, and slides
·      transfer 8mm movies, 16mm movies, and video tape to mp4 and DVD
·      Restoration  Old pictures fade,  get scratched, and become torn and folded.  With a skilled eye and the latest equipment our experts can bring artistic photos and treasured memories back to life with digital retouching and editing. 

Professional Passport & Visa Photos

Need a passport or visa photo?  Or perhaps business portraits?  Call us for a quick and economical portrait shoot.


We love sharing our photographic knowledge.  If you need more than quick instructions or want to make the most of your camera for the best images, contact us for our camera lessons and photography lessons.


Photography Classes

Read from happy customers.

“I forgot my light stands when I came to Carlsbad for portraits. I was recommended to head over to this camera shop. Low and behold, they had to light stands that I purchased. Saved me from embarrassment. The guy there was very cordial and nice.”

Bob K.

“I went in to get my Canon 70 D checked out to see if I need my sensor cleaned. I didn’t get the guy’s name but he was really helpful. He told me everything looked ok. He went as far as blowing out any dust. Great customer service. I’ll be a return customer soon.”

Ben B.

“Went there to have a picture enlarged and printed. Pretty easy, e-mail the picture to them and they did the rest. Done in a few days, the pictures were beautiful and the cost little. Definitely will return.”

Tom W.

Get In Touch

(760) 436-0562


112 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas Ca 92024



Open Hours

Tue-Fri: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sun & Mon: Closed

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