Best Photography & Camera Stores in NYC
There are so many great photography stores in New York City to buy equipment, grip, or props. Here are some of my top picks:
Flug has so a great selection of equipment to rent from. It’s great because they have a location in Long Island City, Queens (super close to my studio!) and in Midtown, Manhattan. All the employees are really friendly and they throw a killer Halloween party every year.
Manhattan - 546 West 48th Street / New York, NY 10036
Long Island City - 43-10 21st Street / Long Island City, NY 11101
Set Shop in Chelsea has a huge selection of backgrounds, special effects gear, and photography grip. They are awesome if you ever need something in a pinch. I’ve been able to get foam core within a hour messengered to my studio!
36 West 20th Street / New York, NY 10011 USA
Adorama has literally everything! I like that the store is easy to get to from lots of trains since its coviently located in Chelsea super close to Set Shop. Also, slightly off topic, but I’ve contributed to their blog about how I get inspiration. You can read it HERE.
42 West 18th Street / New York, NY 10011
Paper Source has a HUGE selection of hand made backgrounds that I use sometimes for my shoots. Pro tip: look online at the selection before you go to the store. They don’t show everything on their displays, but if you call ahead with a style you like, they can bring it up from the back.
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