Looking for a photo store near San Marcos?

Looking for great photographic gear and services in San Marcos?  Whether you’re a beginner or pro, into digital cameras or film cameras, our staff has the photographic knowledge to help you find exactly what you need.  We have new and used cameras, photography accessories, memory cards, and film.  Plus a wide range of repair, film developing, printing and restoration services.

We’ve been in business at the same store location for over 35 years.  Starting with film cameras and premium developing we kept up with the rapidly advancing technologies of digital photography to best serve our San Marcos customers.  So we now offer advanced scanning, archiving, and printing services as well.

Camera and Accessory Sales

We offer new and used cameras plus a full line of photographic gear.

Into digital photography?  We have some great point-and-shoot models as well as advanced digital SLRs, and we have or can get just about any memory cards you might need.  Into film?  In addition to 35mm point and shoot we have SLRs and even 120 format film cameras.  Plus color and B&W film, including hard-to find Fuji Instax and Polaroid film.

You’ll also find some great choices in new and used lenses — manual and auto focus, wide angle, and telephoto.

And a full line of accessories and quality products such as tripods, camera bags, batteries, and chargers as well as pro-grade lighting equipment such as light stands and reflectors.  Plus some great choices in binoculars.

Printing Services

We serve our San Marcos customers with decades of photographic knowledge that enables exceptional repair, scanning, printing and restoration services.  In addition to quality film developing (B&W as well as color) our many services include the following.

  • We specialize in scanning and archiving photo prints, negatives, and slides.  Once in digital format your photographs are easily shared and never degrade.
  • Once in digital form we combine technical and aesthetic expertise in photo restoration through retouching and other editing techniques.  We’ll skillfully rescue treasured images that have faded, color shifted, or suffered from scratches, tears, or stains.
  • We’re experts at making prints from digital files, film negatives, slides, and existing prints.  Everything from wallet-sized to large format mural sizes.  We also provide professional mounting services.
  • Have some movies or video tapes you’d like to share or start watching again?  Our advanced equipment can transfer video tape, 8mm movies, and 16mm movies to DVDs and MP4 formats as well as handle video tape and DVD duplication with no loss in quality.

Camera Repair & Service

There’s no need to toss a point-and-click camera due to a small problem, or abandon your favorite SLR.  Our experienced experts can repair most camera and lens problems.

New to photography and want to learn more than camera instructions provide?  Want to take your photography to the next level?  We offer a variety of camera classes and photography lessons.

Need a passport or visa photo?

Need a visa or passport photo?  Professional business portraits?  Just drop by then check it off your list.

San Marcos Scenery

You don’t have to head out to the coast for great scenic photo opportunities.  There’s a couple of great spots right here in San Marcos.  For native plants and flowers there’s Jack’s Pond Park.  And at the top of Double Peak Park you’ll find a panoramic view of all of North County.  Plus the many other parks and open spaces San Marcos has become famous for.


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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