John Ralph’s Camera House – Family-owned store with reputation for service.
Camera House Erina is the Central Coast’s own Specialty Camera Store, located midway between Sydney and Newcastle in a handy drive-in location at Fountain Plaza, Erina. This is a family-owned business with the goal of providing a One Stop Shop for popular photographic products and services. Having joined the Camera House group back in 1989, the store has changed from film based focus through entry to the digital age and now embraces the online shopping experience.
The experienced team at Camera House Erina which consists of photographers, lab specialists and salespeople with extensive retail and service experience, happy to help all photographers, keen enthusiasts, and families. You’ll find a new level of enthusiasm and leadership. The team is even more committed to the development of a genuine, relevant, and personalised approach across every facet of the business. The instore experience involves personal photographic advice as well as formal instore training sessions. The team is passionate about photography in one way or another and strives to promote and support local photographers. On staff there are specialists in advanced interchangeable lens photography, videography, consumer and professional areas such as travel, landscape and portraiture, darkroom and film photography, as well as workshops on Astro photography, Landscape and Practical Camera Use.
Product range and pricing:
Customers reap the benefits of the broader range of cameras, lenses, binoculars and accessories on offer. Maintaining competitive pricing across the range has encouraged photographers from hours away, as well as interstate, to become regular purchasers. Access to the buying power of the Camera House group allows the store to deliver big city pricing and whilst maintaining old-fashioned service levels. John Ralph’s Camera House carries a variety of products and services in store. Stocking some of the biggest and best brands in the market including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Manfrotto, Sigma, Bushnell, Go Pro and DJI. There is a variety of products in these brands including DSLR, compact and mirrorless cameras for both professional and amateur photographers. A feature is the range of memory cards, batteries, tripods, filters and many other useful photographic accessories by Promaster – Americas’ largest independent photographic accessory range.
Additional training available;
The team at Camera House Erina is focussed on all aspects of customer experience. The store offers seminars and workshops on all popular cameras and accessories to help give you a boost of confidence and show you all the hidden gems about your camera. From the free online lesson available with camera purchase through the 2.5 hour Introduction to Photography and workshops in either the dedicated training room or at one of the many scenic locations on the Central Coast. Just ask one of the friendly staff members and they will pass on more information.
Full Service Photo Lab:
One of the differentiators between this store and local competitors is the high quality, in-store photographic lab services. Offering a variety of in-store and online services to help bring your memories back to life. Some of the services offered in-store include on-site film developing and printing, digital printing and scanning, passport and other ID photo for all nationalities and ages. Prints can be made from key-chain size up to one metre wide. There is also a range of different size, colour and style frames and albums to store your photos in.
To assist saving and passing on photographic memories across the generations, the store has focussed on specialised equipment to offer affordable bulk archiving services. Film scanning, slide scanning, print scanning and transfer of tapes and movies to DVD and USB are popular as the Baby Boomers approach retirement. The original slides, tapes and prints do not leave the store as an additional security measure. Photo retouching is also available for old and damaged photos.