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Dollar Tree to Stop Selling Things for $1

If you're a photographer who often turns to Dollar Tree for cheap photo props or do-it-yourself materials, get ready to pay (a bit) more. After 35 years of selling most products for exactly $1, the retail chain announced today that it is hiking its price to $1.25.

Costco is Closing All Photo Centers

Costco has announced that it will be closing the Photo Centers in all its locations by February 14, 2021. The announcement was made known to Costco Photo Center patrons via email early this morning.

Costco Closing (Some) In-Store Photo Depts., Cites Plummeting Printing

Costco's wholesale warehouse stores used to be an ultra-affordable place to get film developed, as it charged less than $2 a roll while competitors often charged several times as much. But film processing started disappearing from Costco locations a few years ago (to the dismay of many). Now the entire in-store photo departments may be the next to go.

This Camera Store Receipt Will Make You Mad

Like many other types of businesses, camera equipment stores can make a lot of money by upselling, or convincing a customer to also purchase additional products and services. But how far can this upselling go before it becomes unethical? A new camera store receipt published online has many photographers furious and some crying "scam."

Michaels: Yes, You Can Do That Portrait Challenge In Our Stores

Photographer Jenna Martin helped spark a movement back in November 2017 when she did her "Ugly Places, Pretty Portraits" challenge in a Lowe's home improvement store. Since then it has spread to other popular retail chains, include arts and crafts stores. But while the #hobbylobbychallenge is officially against store policy, Michaels is embracing and encouraging the #michaelschallenge.

IKEA to Sell Hasselblad Masters Photos

IKEA and Hasselblad have partnered to launch a new IKEA collection of art photos. Called NORRHASSEL, the series will feature eight exclusive photos selected from the Hasselblad Masters Award collection.

This Hobby Lobby Photo Shoot is Going Viral

Photographer Jenna Martin's wildly popular Lowe's photo shoot seems to have sparked a trend. Cincinnati-based photographer Adam Delane visited a local Hobby Lobby crafts store with four of his model friends and shot some portraits. The photos have since gone wildly viral.

$27,000 in Leica and Hasselblad Gear Stolen from The Camera Store

There has been another notable burglary in the world of camera shops. The Camera Store, the Calgary-based store that has a huge following on YouTube, was broken into this past weekend, and the burglars made off with roughly $35,000 CAD (~$27,000) in Leica and Hasselblad cameras and lenses.

Hasselblad Launches Its Own Online Store

Hasselblad just took a big step in a new direction of camera sales with the launch of its own online store. The store will make it easier for photographers to buy Hasselblad gear straight from the manufacturer.

Ugly Places, Pretty Portraits: I Did a Photo Shoot in Lowe’s

A few weeks ago, a model friend of mine, Rachelle Kathleen, and I were planning to meet for a fun little photo shoot. Instead of searching out the usual beautiful locations around where we live, I had the idea to do just the opposite. I wanted to go somewhere “ugly” by all conventional photography standards and then see what we could do with it. Lowe’s seemed like the perfect option.

Strange Conversations from Working in a Camera Store

I've worked in a camera store now for about a year and a half, and I've been a photographer for about 7 years. I enjoy working in the camera shop, as it's my one consistent form of income as a photographer.

B&H Responds to US Govt Lawsuit, Calls Claims ‘Inaccurate’ and ‘Bizarre’

One of the big stories in the photo industry this month was news that the US government is suing the camera superstore B&H Photo Video for discrimination and harassment of its workers.

After initially refusing the comment to the media, B&H yesterday published a statement about the lawsuit and offered its defense. The store calls the governments claims "not only inaccurate, but bizarre."

B&H Sued by US Government for Discrimination

Things haven't been going well for B&H Photo Video, one of the biggest names in the photography retail industry. Just months after being slammed with accusations of mistreatment and discrimination and seeing its workers protest and unionized, B&H is now being sued by the US government for discrimination.

DJI Just Opened a Flagship Camera Drone Retail Store

Since its birth a decade ago in 2006, the Chinese company DJI has rapidly grown into the world's leader in consumer camera drones. Now the company is soaring to new heights with the opening of its first shiny retail location where consumers can get their hands on the drones in person, directly from the company.