buenos aires for photographers


Buenos Aires is without doubt one of the world’s top photography destinations. Argentina’s buzzing capital provides extraordinary cultural and visual contrasts; beautiful architecture, urban streetscapes, stunning parklands, open and photogenic locals, extremes of wealth as well as unavoidable signs of poverty. All of this coupled with a lack of paranoia and the restricted access that photographers face in most of today’s world cities, makes Buenos Aires a photographer’s dream.

What’s more,  Buenos Aires is still a relatively undiscovered photographer’s paradise. Considering its status as one of the great world cities, Buenos Aires is still relatively un-photographed. Making it even more perfect for budding photographers wanting to make their mark on the city.

At Foto Ruta we want to encourage more people to get out and shoot Buenos Aires, and we’re always creating content and resources to help people do just that:


Our blog

We regularly update our blog with Buenos Aires and photography related news and tips. Check out our recent blog on What makes Buenos Aires so damn good for taking pictures for more information


Photography resources in Buenos Aires

  • Camera accessories and equipment : Although you can purchase pretty much any type of equipment and camera models in Argentina, be aware that due to the government’s strict import policies, anything that falls under the category of electronics is likely to cost triple what you’d pay in North America or Europe. Our advice would be, stock up on memory cards, card-readers and camera batteries before you arrive and try not to break anything whilst you’re in the country, as it wont be quick or easy to repair.
  • Professional printing: Our most trusted supplier is Megaphoto Buenos Aires. Their service is high-quality, fast and reliable, and the prices for enlargements and reproductions are very reasonable. The print-technicians are are skilled and can be trusted to colour-calibrate your digital files
  • Camera dealers: Buenos Aires has a number of certified Canon and Nikon dealers, as well as reliable (and lots of not so reliable) repair retailers for digital and film cameras. We personally recommend Cosentino with locations in both Belgrano (get off the D line at Juramento) or in Microcentro (Get off at 9 de julio on the D or B line)


Support and advice for photographers visiting Buenos Aires

If you have any questions about Buenos Aires or need advice relating to photography please feel free to email us at hola@foto-ruta.com.