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This is the oldest camera store in the country, opening the
doors in 1872 on the gold fields. We have only had 3 owners, George
Richards, Phil Thornton and the current owners the Lewis family.
The company has continued to evolve from primarily a studio through
to cameras and processing and a commercial lab in the 1970s. We now
stock a wide range of photographic equipment and process for many
proffessionals in our area. We endeavour to provide personalised
service and up to date information. The store's atmosphere is calm,
proffessional and friendly.
We offer products from Canon, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus,
Pentax, FujiFilm, Samsung, Ricoh, JVC, Sanyo, Tamron, Sigma,
Lowepro, Bushnell, Manfrotto, Flip (Cisco), Matin, Joby, Metz and
We are members of PICA, DIMA and the PMA and were awarded Camera
House Rex Alexander Store of the year 1981 and 2001, we were also
Ballarat Chamber of commerce finalists in 2003+2005.
Our services include:
â€˜Photo Fridayâ€™ is a weekly photography competition that Camera House Australia runs. Every week we choose a new theme and prize, and this week the winner was Linda Hepburn who entered a amazing image for the theme: SPORT.
We asked Linda a few question...
416 Sturt StreetBallarat VIC 3350Ph: +61 3 5331 1633Fax: +61 3 5332 2488
What makes your job rewarding?
Being appreciated by customers and staff.
What's your favourite camera?
What's your passion for photography?
Capturing the exact right moment.
I love having the right equipment to get the best result.
I love capturing emotion and preserving it for a lifetime.
Catching the moment.
I have been in the industry for many years and have watched it
evolve from super8 movies into the digital era. I joined
Camera House as a young member and have watched it evolve into a
The excitement of a well shot portrait or wedding and the
I just love imaging and using my skills to better an image
byeond the norm.
I look forward to gaining even more experience as a business
operator and further refining my product range to better suit my
Communicating with customers effectively.
The whole industry being Japanese based.
I am currently studying a double degree in Japanese and Commerce
and wish to purse a career in the photo industry liasing with