May is National Photo Month, and, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Capturing those special moments on your camera is important, but it’s also important to find a good camera shop that offers a range of equipment and can handle unforeseen repairs. Whether photography is something you are passionate about or you just want to capture special moments, be sure to check out these camera shops in Sacramento to help make your photography truly stand out.
Pardee’s Cameras
3335 El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 483-3435
www.pardeescameras.com

Pardee’s is a family-owned business that was born out of the family’s love of photography. Established in 1946, the patriarch of the family turned his passion for taking photos into a business. Today, Pardee’s Cameras carries over 20 brands of cameras and related equipment. It also offers services like professional sensor cleaning. Be sure to check out the collection of antique cameras that showcase the photography industry over 50 years. Pardee’s Cameras is truly a one-stop-shop for everything you will need to capture special moments.

Mike’s Camera
2200 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 444-6080
www.mikescamera.com

Mike’s Camera started off as small store in 1967, holding fast to its values of offering the best prices and outstanding customer service. The store has since earned accolades for “Best Camera Store” by Photo Trade News. Mike’s Camera offers products of all grades from eight camera makers. If you’re in the market for new accessories, you’ll find a good selection here. Want to learn more about photography? Mike’s Camera offers photography classes as well.

California Precision Service
1714 28th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 451-1330
www.camrepair.com

If you already own camera gear, proper maintenance is very important. You obviously want to make sure your equipment not only works properly, but also lasts. California Precision Services specializes in repair and maintenance of cameras. It specializes in the cleaning and repair of both cameras and lenses for most major brands, including Sony, Canon, and Nikon. California Precision Service is also an authorized Nikon repair facility, which is important when it comes to warranties but also gives you peace of mind that the job will get done right.

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Photosource
6346 Elvas Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 454-5499
www.photosource.biz

Are you new to photography? Are you just not sure what brand or model you would like or not sure what all equipment you will need? If so, check out Photosource. The trained staff at Photosource are great advisors on entry-level gear purchases, but can also answer professional technical questions. If you are a photographer who needs a few quick speciality items but don’t want to purchase all new equipment for just one shoot, Photosource offers gear rentals.

Action Camera
1000 Sunrise Ave.
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 786-2288
www.actioncamera.com

Action Camera carries a good selection of gear, ranging from camera bodies, lenses, to extended batteries, and cases. Action Camera offers a range of photography courses, which vary from basic point and shoot photography to advanced and sports photography. They also have a studio available for rent if you need a place for a photo shoot.

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Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She has traveled to over 60 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.