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.

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  Camera Exchange is my local camera retailer they always have what I am looking for. Their staff is always polite and helpful. I recommend this place to all my friends

    photography, About Us Andrew Lozano
    11/09/2018

    photography, About Us  The staff and owner have been very helpful through out several purchases that I've made with both their new and used high quality products. I'm always treated with such respect regardless of my experience and welcomed to take my time, sample items and form questions in order to know what is most suitable for my photography needs. I highly recommend visiting camera exchange! They have even offered free workshops from representatives that have been very informative. 5 stars, a great local business to support!

    photography, About Us Alfonso Cantu
    7/06/2018

    photography, About Us  I got a super nice camera bag for 30$ here! Will definitely go to this store again! It holds all my stuff and more!

    photography, About Us Yeeter Parker
    11/23/2019

    photography, About Us  I don't know much about cameras, but I do as much research as I can. The staff here have always been knowledgeable and free, and not pushy. They seem to have everything, including patience!

    photography, About Us Paul B.
    12/25/2019
  • photography, About Us  I was referred by a vegan friend and the service phenomenal. 😎 employees that gave undivided attention no rush. And I got 50 mm for $80.

    photography, About Us Qwalion & Marquita Busby
    4/12/2018

    photography, About Us  Camera exchange is a staple of San Antonio. The people there are super down to earth and incredibly helpful. I've been renting and buying all my gear there for years.

    photography, About Us Eddie Fernandez
    9/11/2020

    photography, About Us  Awesome place tio get information, rent cameras and gear, and just an overall the people who work there are chill and make you feel as part of the camera community.

    photography, About Us Sam Pippert
    3/08/2019

    photography, About Us  Much different store than I experienced about 9 years years ago. On a recent visit the staff was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. In my opinion it's worth paying a little extra to support a locally owned store, especially when they try to earn my business.

    photography, About Us Josh S.
    5/19/2018
  • photography, About Us  Took 2 classes at The Camera Exchange. Basics in Photography 1 and 2. It's definitely a beginners course but I genuinely found a lot of value in both the classes. I've had my camera for a few years but wanted a better understanding of all the features my camera has to offer. I did feel I got my moneys worth. Received some great tips from a professional and portraits and landscape photography. I would definitely recommend these classes to people that are just starting off.

    photography, About Us Ana Rivas
    5/19/2018

    photography, About Us  The staff here are AMAZING!! Especially Sam! They are very helpful helping you and informing you of any questions you may have. The classes they have there are great also I've leaned so much through these people. I rent lenses and equipment through them all the time and have no complaints.

    photography, About Us Heather Stille
    4/26/2018

    photography, About Us  This place is awesome! Super knowledgeable. Great prices. Friendly staff

    photography, About Us Janessa Reitzel
    12/21/2019

    photography, About Us  Excellent quality products and they help with any need I've had. Also have a good used equipment section with some really nice stuff.

    photography, About Us Vincent Aguilar
    9/03/2019