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About Us

Welcome to Berger-Bros Camera


South Shore ShowroomAmityville Camera Store NY

Berger Bros - Amityville, NY
209 Broadway (Rt. 110)
Amityville NY 11701
United States

Phone: (631) 264-4160
Fax: (631) 264-1007


Monday to Wednesday, and Saturday: 9:30 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 7pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 5 pm

North Shore ShowroomSyosset Camera Store NY

Berger Bros - Syosset, NY
226 West Jericho Tpk. (Rt. 25)
Syosset NY 11791
United States

Phone: (516) 496-1000
Fax: (516) 496-2484


Monday to Wednesday, and Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 7pm
Friday: 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

Berger-Bros Photography SchoolHuntington Camera Store NY

Center for Photographic Art
22 Clinton Avenue
Huntington NY 11743
United States

Phone: (631) 421-2200


Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm 
Sunday & Monday:  Closed 

Our Story


If you live on Long Island there's a good chance you bought a camera, perhaps your first camera, from Berger Brothers...

We’re a camera store, not just an online digital camera retailer, or a department store with a camera department. We specialize in cameras, lenses and the things that go with them that you need in your quest for beautiful images. We hesitate to say we're old-fashioned, though in truth, there are certain things about us which are just that. We still believe in offering a good value, in standing behind the sale, and that courtesy and customer service comes first - that if you're happy here, so are we.

We can't count the number of professional photographers who fell in love with photography with a Berger Brothers camera, nor how many still shop with us, for our selection as well as our knowledge of the products.

Started in 1951, Berger Brothers originally sold sporting goods and musical equipment, but quickly switched to cameras when the first generation of Bergers discovered that photography was more fun. As the popularity of photography grew, we were there, helping people discover new methods and technology.

Once upon a time, you could go into a camera retail store, pick up a camera and talk to someone about that camera. We spent long hours leaning against the counters, making friends with people who shared our interest in photography. And the people behind the counter had the same dreams, shared that same sense of excitement, and yes, magic. Decisions were based on the advice of people we trusted, people who actually use the equipment themselves.

In 1973, the second generation of Bergers stepped to the front when Brad Berger took over the reins. Brad has expanded our inventory, but has never forgotten what the family drilled into him from an early age - customer service comes first. The Berger Brothers dream has never been to be the largest camera store in New York. Just the best.

An almost fanatical dedication to customer service

With so many choices, you need someone to trust with answers to your questions. Someone who'll remember you by name when you come back and is as excited about your images as you are.

We hire people who are nuts about photography, and young people who eat new technology for breakfast. Ask around the store what’s the best camera, or best brand of camera and not only will you get a lively discussion, but a passionate one. You'll hear in detail why Nikon mops the floor with Canon, why Canon is hands down the best, why Pentax is now and always will be the most innovative, and of how the name Leica will at times be spoken of in almost reverent tones.

Take a look at our courses and you’ll not only see classes in Photoshop CS4, but Lightroom, Nik Effects and other cutting edge programs. Still think 35mm, 120mm, or even 4x5 film is the way to go? You'll find people here who agree, and Berger Brothers is still a full service film camera store. And if you still have the camera your dad bought in the eighties, there's a good chance we can still service that too. After all we are now servicing our third generation of customers.

We’re eager to provide hands-on demonstrations, and guide you towards making the right purchase. Buying a camera can be baffling, and we're here to take the guesswork out of it.

As the grandchildren of their original customers now shop at Berger Brothers, the commitment to help you find the right product has never been stronger. And with the advent of the internet, we want to bring you the same service. We still think there isn't anything more fun than getting up in the morning and talking about cameras all day. If you're on Long Island, come by one of our stores and lean against the counter. Feel how the camera fits your hand, see the features up-close and ask your questions. If you're not, call us at toll-free at 800-542-8811, drop us an email, or chat online with one of our people, and you will experience the difference that puts us above the rest.

Meet our Staff




Brad is the Owner and President of Berger Bros. Camera, Video & Digital. He has been running the family business since he took over the reigns in 1973. He prides himself in bringing Berger Bros. customer's the best selection of cameras and digital electronics.

Berger Bros. also plays a major role in the Amityville and Syosset business communities giving back whenever the need arises.

Dedicated to the family business, he works almost 24/7, but always makes time for family on weekends.

"I am commited to your Satisfaction! If you have a problem or question give me a call." - Brad Berger

Call:631-264-4160 Ext. 144

Email: BradBerger@mac.com

Brad Berger


Yvonne is a professional photographer specializing in product, food, corporate and interiors. With new digital technology the need for information and education has grown so that she started teaching digital imaging and now has many workshops and seminars that she gives at Berger Brothers School of Photography at "Center for Photographic Art" in Huntington, NY. In the past she was the head Instructor of Photography at "The Art League of Long Island". She was also an instructor for "Panasonic Digital Photo Academy & Creative Learning Solutions" in NYC.

She is well versed on either Mac or PC in Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Elements 13.0, Lightroom 5.0 , printing and color management. She shoots with Nikon, Canon and Leica. Yvonne also teaches, digital workflow, color management and printing.  Yvonne is available as a private tutor for any of the above or for hire for groups and clubs.  She can also take students out on location shoots, provide private lessons out of our stores, tutor you at your own home (or work) computer, as well as set up a photography studio for you.

Email: Yvonne Yvonne@ybdigitalstudios.com

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Brett is the manager at our Amityville store. He has been in the retail business for 22 years. He has also been into photography for more than 17 years. Brett's main area of expertise is in Sports Optics; such as Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, and Rifle Scopes.

Brett is also our resident Telescope expert. His preferred cameras are the Pentax ist DSLRs. You can see some of Brett's travel photography on display in our Amityville store.


Andrzej is the manger of our Syosset store. Born in Poland, he moved with his family to the United States in 1983. He has a Masters Degree from Law School and International Trade School.

As a hobbyist photographer he enjoys photographing Ships and Planes, as well as family events and weddings. He speaks Polish, Russian, Czech, and of course English.



Tim has 20+ years of photo retail and photo industry experience. His passion and professional experience in photography spans 30 years. Specializing in commercial, fashion, portraits, photojournalism, sports and landscape work, his photography has awarded him with many opportunities to capture the image. Tim is also one of Berger Brothers leading class instructors.

He leads courses in DSLR beginner, DSLR advanced, sports, landscape, speedlight flash, point and shoot, and is available for private one on one lessons. With many hours of teaching experience, his down to earth and comfortable method of instruction has received many accolades from his students.

He's an expert in lighting and digital imaging combined with his unique style is shared with ease to those looking to develop experience and knowledge in the world of photography. When experiencing your visit to Berger Brothers, ask for Tim to support you with any aspect of how to “capture the image”.


 John F.

John Flynn has been an independent filmmaker in New York since 2012. His work on a wide variety of films, including major films with Oscar nominated actors and DIY productions, gives him a vast knowledge of all the gear being used in the industry today and by low budget independents. John is the Video Expert at Berger Bros. Camera, and he is dedicated to helping you with whatever it is that you are shooting. He also teaches classes at the Center For Photographic art, giving his students valuable insight from years of working professionally. His production company, Skye Films, can be found here: www.skyefilmsnyc.com



Richard's areas of expertise include: Digital and 35mm Cameras, Medium and Large format equipment, camcorders, Binoculars, and Telescopes. Richard has worked as a wedding photographer for over 16 years using both film and digital formats.

He's the head of the Video Transfer Department and our Used Camera Department - better known as the "antiquities department" As you can see he is also very photogenic.


Frank has had a passion for photography since his Dad gave him his 1st Kodak Brownie Camera. He is a professional photographer who specializes in Family and Children Portrait Photography.

He has over 30+ years of sales experience. He also shoots Weddings and Events both in his own studio and on location. He is also a Berger Bros instructor for the Berger Bros Camera Digital School of Photography

Phone: 516-496-1000 Ext. 124


Jessi Carrieri is one of the sales managers at Berger Brothers Camera with responsibilities of mail order operation and commerce with corporate bids from government and educational institutions. She also serves as the supervisor where she oversees the employees with any customer service needs.

Jessi also has a long continuing interest and appeal for photography since picking up her first camera at the age of 5. She attended BOCES to receive a certificate in photography and then attended college to receive a degree in the applied art and science of digital photography as well as media art that includes video production and experience with studio set up and audio recording skills using RODE Microphone products.

She performs freelance photography specializing in concerts, events, portraiture, sports, landscape and macro work. Her 10 years experience in photography and 8 years experience in retail has earned her a solid amount of respect amongst her peers and our customers.

Contact Info: Jessica@berger-bros.com



Rob Silverman enjoys photography and it all started with his first photography class in high school. Since then Rob has graduated from college with a degree in photography.

Rob now does freelance photography specializing in automotive, events, and aerial photography. He started out at Berger Brothers as a sales associate and now is in charge of all repairs.


Frank is our eBay online sales department manager and is also known as the “eBay guy.” He is our resident expert and has been involved with the use of eBay and online sales since eBay started back in 1997. He can be found at our Amityville store location working on the Berger Bros. eBay store site listing items for sale, taking high quality pictures of items to be sold, answering customer questions and inquiries, maintaining our custom eBay items along with packaging and shipping sold items to our customers.

Our eBay department can be contacted at: auctions@berger-bros.com



Ed has been with Berger Bros for nearly seven years. Since his beginnings here as a customer service representative, he has received his associate degree in Desktop Publishing and Design from Nassau Community College, and has taken on a wide range of responsibilities at Berger Bros; most notably head of the design department. A good portion of the brochures and flyers you see in-store at Berger Bros are designed by him, as well as some of the graphics and thumbnails on this very website. He is also an associate class coordinator at our Amityville location.

Ed takes photos as a hobby but he also uses his Nikon D3100 DSLR to take photos for personal designs as well as more professional design jobs. He is more invested in the editing aspect of photography rather than the technical aspect, and enjoys photo retouching and color correction.

He is proficient in Photoshop and can work his way around Lightroom for photo editing. He also uses Adobe InDesign and Illustrator for more layout-based design work. Above all, he gets the most joy out of drawing and playing music.


Phone: 631-264-4160 Ext. 115

Email: ed@berger-bros.com





Ken is the editor of our "Berger Bros. Camera Digital News" Newsletter and provides web operations support. His current claim to fame is a show of New York City street photographs at theOK Harris Gallery in Soho.


Website: KenNadle.com



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