About Us

The Camera Exchange is San Antonio’s photography store. We are a local, family-owned business specializing in photography for over 45 years. We believe our customers are the most important aspect of our business and our philosophy is simple: we have a passion for photography and we want to help our customer take better photos. Whether a hobbyist, amateur or professional, we have something for everybody. Our knowledge is free and we are here to help answer your questions and help guide you in finding the right equipment that suits your needs. Spend a little time with us and you will get better pictures!

Check out the latest and greatest in the world of photography. Learn how to unlock your skills with our photography classes. Get a great deal when you buy used equipment, or trade in your old equipment to upgrade to the latest digital camera. Rent gear and choose from the largest selection of lenses, cameras, lighting and video gear in San Antonio.

photography, About Us

About Us

The Camera Exchange is San Antonio’s photography store. We are a local, family-owned business specializing in photography for over 45 years. We believe our customers are the most important aspect of our business and our philosophy is simple: we have a passion for photography and we want to help our customer take better photos. Whether a hobbyist, amateur or professional, we have something for everybody. Our knowledge is free and we are here to help answer your questions and help guide you in finding the right equipment that suits your needs. Spend a little time with us and you will get better pictures!

Check out the latest and greatest in the world of photography. Learn how to unlock your skills with our photography classes. Get a great deal when you buy used equipment, or trade in your old equipment to upgrade to the latest digital camera. Rent gear and choose from the largest selection of lenses, cameras, lighting and video gear in San Antonio.

our customers

    photography, About Us  Great Camera Shop! They have all your wants and needs at this place. They are very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Definitely somewhere I’d keep coming to for all my camera necessities!

    photography, About Us Adri Chavez
    2/10/2021

    photography, About Us  Wow! Stopped by today to ask about a camera repair. The customer service was unbelievable! Without exception, everyone greeted me with a smile and was ready to assist. This store could give lessons on customer service. I'll be back. Thank you all!

    photography, About Us Frank Allara
    1/18/2021

    photography, About Us  Excellent Camera store in the center of San Antonio. They have what you need and they work with used gear and rentals as well. I won't say they have everything but they will have something that will address all of your photography needs.

    photography, About Us Geoff Tac
    1/18/2021

    photography, About Us  Such a professional and kind store. Even with the chaos of covid and Christmas, they were patient and willing to talk to an amateur wanting to rent gear. Highly recommend this place for rentals and purchases. 🤘🥳❤

    photography, About Us C H
    12/26/2020

    photography, About Us  I was blown away at how friendly and knowledgeable these people are about cameras. For a newbie that knows some stuff about photography I felt risky comfortable talking to Sam about a camera purchase. Even if you are just thinking about wanting a better camera, or want to rent a lens check this place out!

    photography, About Us Christian Carnes
    12/17/2020

    photography, About Us  The tall guy that helped me (slight British accent) was very knowledgeable and patient. I’m a beginner and just wanted another lens for a camera I inherited. He helped me select all the accessories I needed but was not pressuring me to buy. I will definitely shop here again!

    photography, About Us Joyful Landmarks
    11/22/2020

    photography, About Us  Recently took a photography course with Sam and had a great experience. He is very knowledgeable and friendly! I am excited to take the second course!

    photography, About Us Jen Kulesza
    11/03/2020

    photography, About Us  Love renting all my equipment from the camera exchange. They always have the equipment I need. I recommend them to anyone who’s looking to rent photography equipment.

    photography, About Us Brenda salas
    10/06/2020

    photography, About Us  As a photography enthusiast, I was not comfortable trying to clean my camera sensor, so I took my camera in to be serviced. The staff were friendly and quick to help. I also sent two lenses in to be calibrated at the same time. They had a quick turnaround. I tested out the lenses that weekend and was very pleased with the cleaning and calibration. I will definitely be back to their store in the future 🙂

    photography, About Us Laurie Owens
    10/06/2020

    photography, About Us  I've been renting from this place for over a year. I could not ask for a more intelligent, helpful staff. They have a great selection of rental gear as well as purchasable products. I've been very happy with them and will continue to use and recommend them to any of my industry friends.

    photography, About Us Woody Lawson
    10/04/2020