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George's Camera is San Diego's Largest Full Service camera store that offers our low-price guarantee. Locally owned and operated we have been serving San Diego since 1965. We have an incredible selection of photographic and video equipment and supplies, digital cameras and professional lighting. All George's Camera equipment caries an authorized USA manufactures warranty. We even rent most of the equipment well sell and offer a try before you buy program.

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George's has been the source for photographic, digital and video imaging equipment for over four decades. Voted #1 camera store in San Diego year after year for excellent customer service. Some of our clients include the San Diego Padres, Union Tribune, and many more. Join the George's Camera family today!

''George's Camera has the most courteous and knowledgeable sales associates.'' 
Phil McMahon, SD Union/Tribune

The Georges Crew

Hello, I’m David, the CEO/President of George’s Camera. I have worked in the photo industry since 1985 and received a BA from National University in 1992 in Business Administration. I’ve been on advisory boards for Canon, Nikon and Sony.  I also spent a decade shooting photos for the NFL and MLB and been on the board for the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA).  I now focus on landscape and underwater photography, mostly on the Hawaiian Islands. My hobbies are an endless list that include skiing, surfing, scuba diving, flying planes and shooting pictures.

Hi there!  I’m Steve, G.M. of George’s Camera.  In the 12+ years I’ve been at George’s I’ve worked every position from Part-Time Sales, to Sales Manager to Store Manager to G.M.  I’m passionate about traveling, eating well, being outside, and seeing live music (especially Phish).  Back in the day I shot many weddings, corporate events, architecture and concerts, but now I just shoot for fun, mostly with my Sony RX100V.  I enjoy shooting landscapes and documenting my times with friends.  I’ve also recently begun to explore underwater photography with that RX100 and the Sony housing.  When I’m not at George’s, you’ll likely find me either hiking, hanging out on the beach in my town of OB, seeing live music, snorkeling in La Jolla, or playing beach volleyball.  George’s is like family to me and I hope you enjoy the people here as much as I do!

North Park's crew

I’m Ryan, Store Manager at North Park.  I developed my love of photography in 5th grade with my 1st camera, a Kodak instamatic 110, followed very quickly with printing in the darkroom in 7th grade. I'm avid Sony shooter.  My latest passion is time-lapse photography and astrophotography. My love of food has brought me to five continents where I've photographed lions on the savanna, caimans in the Amazon, and temples of Peru, Cambodia, and Thailand. When not on the go I'm often brewing beer.

Hello San Diego, Peter here! As Sales Manager of George's Camera historic North Park location, I have enjoyed focusing on providing our priceless customers with legendary customer service and unmatched photographic assistance. Whether I am teaching private photography or Lightroom lessons, assisting with finding the correct lighting accessories for your wedding shoot, or recommending the best 35mm film for your first film SLR experience, I enjoy all facets and levels of photography! Since 2000, my photographic journey has taken me all over beautiful San Diego for wedding and portrait shoots, as well as all over the globe for wildlife, landscape and leisure photography. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Hi, my name is Mark, and I've been shooting professionally since 1983.  Guess that makes me Georges elder salesman. I shot film my entire career and I'm glad to see it's making a resurgence. Digital had just started when I began at Georges, and it's been interesting to experience new stuff coming out all the time. I love teaching photo and seeing people light up when they “get it”. Come on in to the NP store and let’s talk photography. Hope to see you soon.

Hello!  I'm Jessica and I am a visual artist, with my main focus being painting, printmaking, and most recently, photography.  I was inspired to pursue photography by my late friend, Mark Andrew Gonzales - miss you, bro!  Having worked in several shops, labs, and galleries, I gained tons of experience in printing, photo finishing, and presentation.  I enjoy shooting film and have collected several vintage cameras over the years.  You can find me on the sales floor in our North Park store.  I love dogs so bring your dog in to say hello!

Hi, I'm Jair. I have been a proud member of George's Camera for 4 years, with over 10 years of digital, analog, portrait, commercial, and studio photography experience. Some of the equipment I master include Profoto, Gitzo, Nikon, Sigma, FujiFilm, Leica and Sony. Lately, on weekends, I have been traveling to destinations such as Yosemite, Sequoia, Northern California's redwoods, coastlines, and deserts capturing the majestic views and colors. On other days, I am at the local beaches catching some waves with my long board, or working on a new project. I enjoy taking my breaks at the local North Park coffee shops and am always happy to answer any of your photography questions, set you up with the right gear and hear back from you after your successful shoot.

I LOVE CAMERAS
I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY,
BUT I ESPECIALLY LOVE BOKEH!!!
- Jesse

Hello! My name is Nico and I absolutely love avocados. I have been doing sales at George's Camera since April of 2017. Outside of George's, I have been a freelance photographer since 2005. Being a sociable dude has made it natural for me to focus on primarily photographing people. I am grateful that through it, photography has granted me memorable experiences and has gotten me to travel to places that I would otherwise not have traveled to. Simply, there's my life before photography, and my life after it. The latter is definitely more documented...and has better color balance.

Hi, my name is Gus.  I’m the lab manager since November 2015. I always had a passion for photography since I was given my first film camera, an old Kodak Browne holiday camera, at the age of 9.  As I got older so grew my curiosity in photography and alternate processes of photography - from Polaroid films to negative films, positive films, infrared films and even digital. I have worked in the industry as a portrait photographer and a technician for more than 19 years. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and capturing memories that will last a lifetime.

Lauren here.  I found an interest in photography in middle school, where I always had a disposable camera in my hand. I have a BFA in photography and enjoy shooting fashion/portraiture. My dog is called Nikon, but I am now a Canon shooter, both digital and film. I am happiest when I see dogs, so please bring yours next time you visit the North Park location!

I'm Kiera. I was born and raised in San Diego, and began with photography at City College. Since then, I have come to George's for my supplies. I am happy to now be a technician in the lab, assisting today's students and San Diego residents with their photographs. I enjoy working with film and am pleased that George's has one of the only fully operational film labs in town!

kearny Mesa's Crew

How do you do! My name is Linda, I am the Sales Manager of Georges Camera Kearny Mesa. I am born and raised in San Diego, therefore I function very well between 72-75 degrees Fahrenheit. I graduated at UCSD with a degree in both Cell Bio and Visual Fine Arts. I've been in the camera store industry for 10+ years now, 6 with Georges, and I love it because I get to play with camera gear when I'm at work.  When I'm not at the store, I am either freezing time with my cameras - photographing weddings, families, portraits and the night sky - or eating food, all day. Hungry all the time. I've shot and have owned almost all the colors of the rainbows, but currently my favorite is my Fuji X-T2, with my Nikon D810 as my go to workhorse camera. I'm a tech nerd, love talking about gear and how things work, but also just enjoy looking at pretty photographs.

Hi, I am Larry McDaniel.  After a couple years of stringing for news and periodicals, I launched a 30-year adventure in an area of my passion...commercial advertising, product, and industrial photography. I attribute my studio and lighting skill to the mentoring of a couple “old school” masters, drawing and sculpting, and a desire to cause the light to reveal the best image. I had the privilege of creating images for clients such as Teledyne, Taylor Golf, Sharp Reprographics, Farberware, Red Lion, and others.Currently, I promote the photographic arts as a sales associate and Educational Coordinator for Georges Camera.  I’m also a member of several High School and College CTE Advisory Boards, a BSA Photo Merit Badge Councilor, and a photo imaging instructor.  I hope to see you in the store or better yet…see you in class!

Trevor here.  I have over 20 years of experience in the photography business, starting at Ritz Camera, then North County Camera and Calumet, and now at George’s for 4 years.  I’ve been able to see the photography industry radically change from film to digital and enjoy helping customers with both.  Helping customers find the right camera for what type of photography they want to do is what I do best.  I have been a photographer for weddings, concerts, sporting events and other business events. For my personal interest photography, you will see me shooting a Leica. When I’m not at George’s, you might find me at local wineries with my family and shooting the wine making process.

Hi everyone! Let me introduce myself. My name is Vincent Vega Fuentebella. Many people know me as Vincent Vega. If you know me from social media, you may know me as @theSLRtist. Hopefully you can get to know me and just call me Vincent. I’ve been taking pictures since I’ve worked at Ritz Camera, but I didn’t embrace photography until I started working at George’s Camera. From working with George’s I’ve grown so much. I’ve learned that our job isn’t to sell cameras, but it’s to make photographers. I hope that I can share my passion with you.

I’m BJ, but my friends and family call me Beej - and I consider everyone friends and family at George’s.  I have a music composition/recording and graphic design background which led to video production. Photography was a natural progression for me in producing product-marketing collateral, which was my latest venture. I take great pride in helping others and I hope to share my knowledge so others can attain their photography goals via George’s Camera.  I am an avid animal lover fostering about 1200 pups, kittens, guinea pigs and mice over 7 years.  I enjoy cooking, writing music, my 69 Chevelle, my dog Ralphie, and my Nikon D7200 - coming soon - Sony A7iii.  Hope to meet ya at George’s!

Hi guys! My name is Willow and I'm a sales associate at George's Camera.  When I was a kid, my mom would give me disposable film cameras to play with.  From there, my fascination grew into a passion. I still have boxes filled with film strips I shot when I was just five years old!  Now, I'm a photography and graphic design major in college.  I love collecting and shooting with all sorts of vintage film cameras.  When I'm not at the shop, you can find me traveling the world, taking a nap with my pup Maverick, or working in my college's dark room.  I love shooting landscapes, small weddings, and portraits of my friends.  If I'm shooting digital, you can bet I'll be using my Canon 5DIV; but if I'm shooting film I'll be with my Leica M3 and my favorite Canon AE-1.

Hello!  I'm David, a sales associate at George's Camera in Kearny Mesa.  I love selling photographic equipment, and I've been blessed to do just that for the last forty years.  I worked as a photojournalist in Aspen Colorado, as well as a freelance and fine arts photographer from 1977 to 2009.  I also managed two different camera stores during that period.  The bulk of my work was done with film cameras, but I've embraced digital photography, and I currently use a Sony RX100V.  I love playing at the beach, taking long hikes, scuba diving, and travelling.  I have three adorable grandsons living in La Jolla which are the love of my life.  My current passion is landscape and cityscape photography using the Sony A7RIII and a Zeiss 18mm lens.  Please stop in and we'll play with the newest state of the art equipment and find what's just right for you.  Have fun and keep clicking!  "Photography is a love affair with life."

Hi, I'm Jim.  I've been the Rental Manager at George's Camera for the last 4 joyous years.  I was originally born and raised in the beautiful city of Chicago and then relocated to San Diego about 11 years ago.  I'm kind of a healthy food smoothie freak hippie scissors kicking in the gizzard kind of guy that loves to eat out of mason jars.  In 1974, I bought my very first camera, a Pentax K1000, and I still have it to this day.  My days of Portrait, Wedding and Commercial photo has past, and I now enjoy fun photography pets and scenery and all the beauty around me.

Hi it’s Patrick.  I’ve been in the photo industry since 1997 and at Georges since 2009.   You can find me in rentals, repairs, or sales.  My photography talents include shooting weddings and family portraits.  Outside of work you’ll find me raising two kids and hanging out with family and friends.

Hey there!  I’m Daniel and work in the rental department and in sales part time.  Why only part time?  Well, because I also travel a lot to shoot weddings all over the country and parts of Mexico.  I’m currently shooting Sony after switching from Canon last year, but I like all cameras.  I also do a lot of video, as I come from a DP/AC background from when I used to live and work in NYC.  I’m a pretty big geek when it comes to electronics or cameras and I love solving problems when they pop up.  Oh, and Jim thinks that I can fix anything which is great - but also my wife thinks that I can’t use a hammer.  Lastly, I’m a dad of a beautiful baby girl who is running around and having me chase her all over the place, we have a ton of fun.

Hello, my name is Esteban and I work for Georges Camera Kearney Mesa as a sales/rentals associate. When I am not at work I like to venture out around North Park and take pictures of street art. I also like to capture landscape photographs, which often requires hiking, so I picked up a Sony a6000 a few years back.  I have a dog named Darla, and two parrots named Lina and Marley who make great subjects for portraits. I love food and discovering new restaurants. I took a film class in high school to learn about the process of developing film in a dark room, and even worked with pin hole cameras to really understand how exposure works. That film class allowed me to have a different sense of appreciation for the art.

Hi, my name is Thomas. I have been the Warehouse Manager at George’s Camera since October of 2017. I check in all inventory and it's really cool to be the first to person to handle the new cameras and lenses. I use my GoPro to shoot a lot of my favorite activities which include hiking, snorkeling, mountain biking and anything outside really. I also love to travel, I use my Sony HX80 to document all my expeditions. I really enjoy traveling to Mexico, South America and Europe. My wife and I recently bought a house, and had a baby girl, so a lot of my free time is spent with my infant daughter and working on our home. Hope to see you soon at George's Camera!