Rhody Gem: The Camera Werks

November 2022


What it is:

A one-stop shop for photography nerds that features everything from vintage cameras to darkroom services.

Where to find it: 

On Hope Street, look for the distinctive orange door and blue neon Passport Photos sign in the ornate front window.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

With a world obsessed with Web3 and the Metaverse, The Camera Werks is a welcome throwback to the analogue era. For over 34 years, Patricia Zacks’ camera shop has served as a home for professional and amateur photographers and memory preservers. The photography services offered are many and varied, from film developing to print and slide scanning, plus video transfers that bring Betamax and VHS memories into the digital age. Photographers will love their selection of vintage cameras and pro-quality used film equipment like lenses, light meters, filters, and more. Showcase your snaps in an Italian wood marquetry frame or opt for their custom framing services. Grab a Rhody-grown postcard or a greeting card from their wide selection as a finishing touch to a unique holiday gift. Heading off to photograph distant lands? They can even take your passport pic.

The Camera Werks  • 766 Hope Street • 273-5367



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