Nine Favorite Photography Resources in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Visual Art
Midday Suns by Mark Klett
5. Fine Art Framing
If you're lucky enough to nab a piece by Mark Klett, Brad Armstrong, or Bob Carey, head straight to Fine Art Framing. Local photographer Richard Laugharn has run the framing shop in Tempe for years and has framed works by the best photographers in the state. Given, he might not be the cheapest option for your upcoming First Friday show or your final project, but he's the guy who guarantees to give your photograph a classic and sturdy home.

4. Snapfactory
Photographers Mark and Diane Wallace run a full-service, digital studio that specializes in photographing people, but when they're not shooting subjects for a client, the photographers open up their doors for workshops for all levels in digital photography, commercial styling and video production. Classes are all hands-on and run from $150 to $500, depending on session time and equipment use. For more information, check out the Snapfactory website.

Location Info


Tempe Camera

606 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Tilt Gallery

7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Art Intersection

207 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: General

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All my gear was stolen and I wanted to try out some lenses before I purchased anything new. I went to the rental department at Tempe Camera and my experience there was terrific. I am a moderately experienced armature and I found the guys at the rental counter to be welcoming, non-intimidating and very much willing to work with me on both suggestions for what I should try, how it works and rental pricing. I took a lens out for a week, didn't like it because of the focus mechanism, and they let me swap it out for another lens mid-week at the same price. The pointers and tips they offer are a free bonus.


I've had the same experience in the sales department. Unfortunately, their prices are a little higher than you pay at the big internet retailers and you have to pay taxes, but you are paying for their expertise and assistance that you can't get online. You also get to touch and play with everything before you buy it, which you can't do online. I hate paying more than I have to, but also think it is unfair to use them as a showroom and then go buy from Amazon so I have mixed feelings, but I try to buy from them when the pricing is relatively close.


I highly recommend Tempe Camera.

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