Best Resources for Connecticut Photo and Video Enthusiasts
Written by Alyssa
Photo and Video Resources
There are lots of options for finding the right gear and space that you need. You just have to know where to look. Whether you are trying to find where to get enlargements printed of your newly scanned slides, need to borrow some AV equipment, or are looking for a studio, check out these local businesses for your needs.
- If you want to develop and print your own black and white film in East Hartford, PhotoSynthesis offers a group darkroom with hourly rates.
- Want to get your newly digitized negative printed on cards to send out to the family? Looking to pick up new equipment and skills to take your photography to the next level? The Camera Bar in Hartford is your one stop shop for cameras, printing services, and instructional classes.
- Ready to learn how to use all your snazzy new photo equipment? TS Photography offers workshops on using your DSLR or mirrorless cameras.
- Need professional equipment to record your next demo? AV Solution of South Windsor offers a hearty selection of audio and visual equipment available to rent.
- You’ll only want the best to view and listen to your newly digitized home videos and audio tapes, check out the Stereo Shop to get professional home theatre equipment.
- Admiring your hi-resolution art slide scans? Get them printed professionally with Photographic Solutions (Norwalk) or Still River Editions (Danbury).
- If you have everything for your next photoshoot, except a place to set up, Studio 95 in Milford offers rental of their studio space, and lighting equipment to photographers and videographers.Looking closer to central CT? Check out Studio 52 North in Middletown.
Getting inspiration for your wedding by looking through your parents’ digitized wedding album? Here are some other awesome ideas for your next event…
- You’ll want your custom designed slideshow presented on the big screen for your big event. Check out A Plus Audio Visual for projector and screen rental, so everyone has the best seat in the house.
- There’s nothing better than take-away party favors for your guests, especially when they are printed photos to remember the great time they had. Check out SnapSeat or CT Party Booths to rent a photo booth for your next big event.
- Whether you have a dance recital, wedding or simply want a family portrait taken, Marsal Studios provides professional event photography for all your needs.
- Powerstation Events can cover just about any production need for every type of event from quinceaneras to corporate.
Vacations don’t happen every day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find adventure and great photo ops right in your backyard. Check out some of these great hikes and outdoor adventures in Connecticut– and don’t forget your camera! Before you go make sure your phone has enough space for pictures, and take a look on our tips on taking great kid photos.
- If your kids think those photos you just got scanned were old, wait until you bring them to Dinosaur State Park. One century is nothing compared to a few hundred millennia.
- With a gorgeous waterfall, and covered bridge, Devil’s Hopyard State Park is an idyllically scenic setting for your next photoshoot.
- Want to get your toes wet? Hammonasset State Park has over two miles of sandy beach, camping sites, and nature programs.
- Every Fall the Florence Griswold Museum hosts a “Wee Faerie Village”- an outdoor exhibition of fairy houses constructed by artists with a specific theme. Check out their history blog for a varied display of digitized documents and scanned pictures to look through online.
Looking to keep a roof over your head? Wandering through an art museum, or getting your hands dirty with a craft workshop is sure to pique your creativity.
- Looking to brush up your photography skills after looking through all your newly digitized pictures? Check out these classes and workshop options compiled by CBS CT.
- Instagram worthy architecture, extensive collections, rotating exhibitions and free admission makes the Yale University Art Gallery stand out.
- Learn about local artists from the comfort of your home, by checking out Aislin Magazine, an Arts and Culture publication highlighting creatives from Hartford and beyond.
- Did you know that Connecticut is home to the first museum dedicated solely to the collection of American art? The New Britain Museum of American Art has over three centuries of paintings, sculptures and artifacts in their permanent collections.
- What do you get when you combine well-known paintings, sweeping gardens, historical mansions and sheep? The Hill-stead Museum in Farmington is a converted estate sure to have something for everyone.
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