AMHERST, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — In a day and age dominated by digital and cellphone cameras, one shop in New Hampshire is carving out a place for the niche of film photography.
Photo Retro is based in Amherst, New Hampshire and serves as a destination for anyone interested in classic, analog photography. Even though its only been open for over a week, Jason Lane, the founder of Photo Retro, told WBZ's Shari Small they manage to have a pretty diverse age group of customers.
"It's a healthy mix of older folks who set it aside when digital cameras came and younger folks getting interested in photography in general," Lane said. "They go 'oh film photography this is something new.'"
Lane's shop sells materials and supplies for anyone interested in various types of classic photography, everything from 35 millimeter products to large format photography. The store serves as a retail hub for Lane's company Pictoriographica that makes photographic dry plates and accessories.
Aside from selling film photography products, Photo Retro is also a place where beginners and experienced photographers can learn the art of film photography. Photo Retro hosts workshops for new film photographers to help them learn how to use equipment and how take film photos.
For more experienced photographers, they have on-site darkroom available for rent to help develop photos. As of now the store is only open Fridays through Sundays.
WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.