You'll notice big changes at Woodward Camera. With a change in ownership (as of January 2022) and a new management team we're excited to introduce an updated Woodward Camera to the photo community!
- Open 7-Days a Week with Extended Hours
- Expanded Photo Lab with New Equipment
- Broader Product Selection
- More Classes & Meet-Up Opportunities
- Fresh New Look In-Store
- New Website & Real-Time Inventory Availability
New Ownership Team
New owners, Craig Kufta & Desmond Kolean-Burley, bring a fresh perspective to a shifting industry. As co-founders of Michigan's top-rated camera store, CameraMall, they believe that listening to their customers and striving to deliver a great customer experience is the best way to keep photo specialty stores relevant when competing with online giants like Amazon and B&H.
We're thrilled to start the next chapter of Woodward Camera, which has been open for more than 50 years; and while we plan on making many changes to update the business, we want to be respectful to Woodward Camera's history and prominence in the community. We plan to keep the name, Woodward Camera, and continue to run it as its own company.
Open 7-Days a Week with Extended Hours
New Hours Starting 9/11/22
Expanded Photo Lab with New Equipment
- You'll notice one of the biggest changes that we've made, visually, is a wall where the photo lab counter used to be. Don't worry, we're not getting rid of our photo lab, we've expanded it!
- New Noritsu Green II Photo Printer that delivers higher-quality prints (February 2023)
- New Noritsu HS-1800 Scanner for scanning film negatives at the highest quality (March 2023)
- New Noritsu V30 Black & White Film Processor that can process 35mm & 120 black & white! (March 2023)
- New 35mm Color Film Processor, so we can process film faster! (July 2022)
- New Slide Scanner to deliver higher resolution scans up to 20MP (February 2022)
- New Photo Scanners to improve turnaround time on scanning (March 2022)
- New Quality Control Procedures (February 2023)
- Processing control strips weekly and using a denistometer to verify our chemistry is top-notch for film development
- Additional cleaning stations and tools to ensure the lab stays clean and your images are dust-free
Broader Product Selection
- We're now carrying twice as much inventory, including the full offerings of Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, & Tamron (March 2022)
- More cameras & lenses on display for you to try (April 2022)
- If we're not carrying a product or product-line you think we should be, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our goal is to serve the photo community, and we would love to hear from you about what you'd like to see in your local camera store!
More Classes & Meetup Opportunities
- We have a new classroom in our loft! (January 2023)
- We'll be starting more in-person classes soon
- Photo meet-ups and gear loan events several times a year
- Make sure to follow us on Instagram or Facebook @WoodwardCamera for updates, or get on our email list to stay informed.
Fresh New Look In-Store
- New vinyl plank floor
- New fixtures & updated product displays
- We have reorganized and remerchandised to create a fresh new look
New Website & Real-Time Inventory Availability
- We launched a new website that allows customers to make purchases and shows real-time pricing & inventory availability (March 2022)