Trip Man will be hosting a series of photo walks in Windsor and Eton, 2 or 3 times each week, starting after Easter 2018. I will be showing small groups around the towns' streets and looking for unusual photo opportunities. We will be running these walks on the same days as the 'changing of the guard' and we will get to see the marching band and troops as they make their way to the castle. Bring your own camera, film or digital or borrow one of mine.
For more information and to book, please check out this link to our partner's website Airbnb.
From March 2018 I will be running analogue photo workshops in Central London twice per week.
The session will start at the Camera Museum Cafe in Museum Street, WC1 at 1230 and lasts about 3 hours. We'll be walking around Bloomsbury's squares and gardens using 35mm film cameras. You can bring your own camera or borrow one of my Olympus cameras - either a Trip 35, an OM10 or OM1n.
Small groups sizes of 6 will enable us to easily discuss photo techniques and I'll provide a B&W film for you to use. A great way to interact with like-minded people and pick up some useful tips. The area is perfect for street photos, lots of green space, lovely Georgian architecture and nice back-drops for people shots too. It is just £50 per person and you even get a cup of tea or coffee thrown in too.
Find out more and sign up here on our partner's website (AirBnb). I look forward to meeting you!
We also sell our Trips in The Photographers' Gallery in Central London just near Oxford Circus and Liberty's. There may be some cameras there with a different colour and type of leather than those on our website. The gallery has a great bookshop in the basement and our Trips have pride of place in the glass display cabinet. They come with instructions, lens cap and wrist strap in a little white box.
We are proud to announce that we now have our Olympus Trip 35 cameras for sale in The Conran Shop in Marylebone, Chelsea and Selfridges in London and also in the Paris store.
The cameras will be supplied in a neat package with lens cap, wrist strap and instructions. As well as our favourite leathers, some new colours and textures of leather will be available, not previously sold on our website.
New - Museum Photo Frames in Real Hardwood!
We are launching our own range of high quality photo frames and will be selling them here on our website plus a new Museum Frames website, as well as on our Etsy and Folksy stores. I've been framing pictures for years but have only recently decided to sell ready-made photo frames. They will be hand-built using the finest hardwoods and museum quality components - unbuffered cotton mount boards and the best UV glass. They will be made to last and designed to protect your precious photos for a lifetime.
We are delighted to announce that we have collaborated with high-end leather accessories designer Ally Capellino on a range of special edition cameras. The Trip 35 cameras have special high quality veg-tanned Italian leather with the 'AC' logo embossed on the side of the camera leather. The cameras will be available in 4 beautiful colours - navy blue, tan, red and cream. They will be sold in the 3 Ally Capellino shops in London - Shoreditch, Portobello and Marylebone. http://www.allycapellino.co.uk/london-shops
For more than 30 years, Ally Capellino accessories have taken their place on the global stage, reliant not on trends, but on timelessness and quality of design, and discreetly representative of a discerning type of modern consumer.
Ally Capellino also stock camera bags and straps, using the same high quality leather. They have an on-line store and ship worldwide. Watch their website for details of the release of the cameras shortly.
Good news and bad news in as much as we have had to raise the price of our cameras a little on the website. This is because we are finding it harder and harder to find good Trips at a reasonable price. On e-bay for example, the prices have risen by at least £15 on average in the last year. For Trip owners this is good news as the value of their camera has risen and is set to continue to increase, making them a good investment.
I believe we can easily justify the price of our Trips. Ours are excellent value considering we have completed a full service and replaced the light seals. All cameras have had any necessary repairs. We don't sell cameras with dents. We buy lots of cameras with damaged bodies, but we use these for spare parts. Probably every 3rd or 4th camera we buy is only suitable for parts.
We sell the cameras fully serviced/repaired like this so that we can be confident in offering our 6-month worldwide warranty.
There are many other sellers out there claiming to have serviced a Trip and with new leather and light seals. Some are done better than others. Many offer no warranty. I believe we are the best in the market, having 10 years experience doing what we do. We have more than 2000 happy customers around the world and we have lots of repeat customers. (Thank you to all of you!)