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

  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Ana Rivas
    5/19/2018

    review rating 5  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.

    thumb Heather Stille
    4/26/2018

    review rating 5  They are all great! Everyone is very helpful and knowledgeable. I appreciate them helping me through my stupid questions.

    thumb Matt Baker
    1/21/2018

    review rating 5  Excellent quality products and they help with any need I've had. Also have a good used equipment section with some really nice stuff.

    thumb Vincent Aguilar
    9/03/2019
  • review rating 4  Very helpful. They have used and new cameras, and their staff is very knowledgeable. A little pricey, but not to the point where it's crazy

    thumb Luis Gallegos
    4/25/2019

    review rating 5  I just want to thank the gentleman Colin & the young lady with brown trench coat, sorry I didn't catch your name, & staff I had a big dilemma with my SD card. I photograph my parents for their 50th anniversary not realizing that the images were shot in raw mode not in jpeg therefore my images could not get process for printing , right away Colin recognized the problem and was helpful courteous and professional and got me to what I need to get to... but the best part & went to my surprise that when Colin returned with my SD card it was at no charge. A true blessing coming from the Camera Exchange especially on the holidays and also that the wedding is in 3 days... I was really short and pressing for time but I got it done thanks to Colin at the Camera Exchange store,, Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year may God bless you all....

    thumb Esparza Rick
    12/05/2018

    review rating 5  Service here is exceptional. They are amazing and knowledgeable. Been a videographer for awhile, just started photography. So I have a lot to learn. They have the knowledge and tools here to get the job done. Rental department is the bomb. Saved me many times. Thanks guys yall rock 💪🏽

    thumb George Delgado
    8/11/2019

    review rating 5  Phenomenal experience. I set out in search of a film camera and camera exchange seemed to be the place to go. I was greeted as soon as I walked in, and was quickly shown the film cameras. Between 3 of the employees they're was a ton a knowledge being shared with me about the cameras, film, how to do certain things with the film, how to process, etc... I walked out of there with a new camera and every question I had answered. Thank you guys for the great experience!

    thumb Brett Hough
    11/11/2017
  • review rating 5  Amazing selection of rental equipment. Super knowledgeable and friendly staff, that are genuinely interested in helping you get the shot your looking for. They even remembered me and asked me how it went, everything was perfect, thanks to Camera Exchange.

    thumb Craig Gundlach
    12/11/2018

    review rating 5  Always find good assistance and knowledgeable professionals whenever I visit. I'm an amateur photographer who is trying to "up my game". The folks at the Camera Exchange have been helpful in helping me assess equipment and provide tips for better results.

    thumb Quinn Britt
    4/12/2019

    review rating 5  They we're excellent. This is an extremely knowledgeable place with helpful and understanding workers. Definitely the place to go if you are into photography.

    thumb John Owens
    4/20/2019

    review rating 5  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.

    thumb Sam Pippert
    3/08/2019