Vintage Camera Ads & Covers: Summer Fun Part 3

6/29/2012 3 Comments A+ a-

KEH In-House Buying Event June 28-30

6/25/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

We are hosting an in-house buying event on June 28th, 29th, and 30th at our Smyrna, GA location. You can bring your unwanted, used photographic gear to either sell or trade and choose to get a check on the spot, or receive your trade-in order while waiting!

KEH is currently paying top dollar for digital photography equipment including bodies, lenses, and major accessories. (We're sorry, but we are not currently purchasing lighting, darkroom equipment, or point & shoot film cameras at this time.)

Be sure to bring a valid I.D., and preview the inventory of available stock online if you wish to make a trade-

KEH Camera does not have a retail showroom and does not typically have same-day trade-in options. This is a special event where you will receive quick turn around on selling or trading services.

Event Hours: Thursday, June 28th- Saturday 30th, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Location: 4900 Highlands Parkway SE Smyrna, GA 30082

We hope to see you there! 

P.S.- To get a quote ahead of time, please give us a call at 770-333-4220 or 800-342-5534, or email us at

Camera Crossword Answers

6/21/2012 1 Comments A+ a-

 The answers from Mondays crossword puzzle.... how did you do?

A Camera Brand Crossword Puzzle

6/18/2012 3 Comments A+ a-

Test your camera knowledge by guessing the corresponding camera brands with the camera model clues below to fill in the crossword puzzle (you can either print it out or mentally fill it in). Answers will be posted on Thursday.

Update: The answers are HERE.

And the D800 Winner is...

6/14/2012 24 Comments A+ a-

The winner of the Nikon D800 camera is... Amber Shaw!

And the winner of the secondary prize, the $250 KEH Camera gift certificate is... Michael Sebrey!

A huge thanks to everybody who participated by entering and sharing the giveaway, and congrats to our two lucky winners!

Reminder: Today is the LAST Day to Enter to Win!

6/12/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

Today is the last day to enter to win a Nikon D800 and KEH Camera gift certificate! Giveaway ends tomorrow morning, June 13th, 2012 at 7:00 AM EST. So if you haven't already entered, this is your last chance. If you have entered, then be sure to get your last minute referrals in also!

About The Contest: 
How It Works (Sorry, this giveaway is available for U.S. residents only. Please see official rules below for more info.)
STEP 1: "Like" KEH Camera on FacebookVisit us at and click on the "Enter to Win/D800 Giveaway!" button under our profile cover photo.

STEP 2: Enter the drawingFill out the contest entry form with the required fields.
STEP 3: Share for extra entries!After you enter the drawing, you will be able to share this giveaway with others. Each of your friends that enters the drawing because of you will automatically give you an extra entry! (There are no limits to the extra entries you can receive, and you can return to our contest page at any time to check on how many referrals you’ve gotten.)
STEP 4: Bonus prize!Once you’ve gotten 10 of your friends to enter the contest, return to our contest page and you will be able to “UNLOCK” our bonus prize drawing for a $250 KEH Camera Gift Certificate.
 STEP 5: Win On June 14, we will be selecting our winners by random drawing. After the selection, we will be contacting the winners to let them know that they have won. We will also announce our winners on our Facebook wall, as well as on the blog, so be sure to check our wall and your email inbox to see if you’ve won!

Rules and Eligibility Requirements
Contest ends June 13, 2012 at 7:00 AM EST. No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase a contestants chance of winning. U.S. residents only. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age to enter. KEH Camera will not verify receipt of entries. Incomplete entries are void. KEH Camera is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, incomprehensible, undeliverable or delayed. We reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the original promised prize becomes unavailable. Grand prize valued at $2,999.95, bonus prize value is $250. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Unless otherwise noted, all contests and giveaway prizes are awarded via random drawing. KEH employees and families are not eligible to win. Winners automatically grant the use of their name and likeness in the promotion of this and other KEH Camera contests. KEH Camera will not sell or distribute entrants personal information such as email and mailing addresses. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Nikon.

About The Nikon D800:

The D800 is built for today’s multimedia photographer and includes a groundbreaking 36.3M/P FX-format CMOS sensor, Full HD 1080p video at 30/25/24p with stereo sound, class leading ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 25,600, 4 fps burst rate and Advanced Scene Recognition System with 91,000-pixel RGB sensor. For cinematographers and multimedia professionals, 36.3 MP means true 1080p HD cinematic quality video and includes inputs for stereo microphones and headphones, peak audio meter display, DX crop mode to maximize NIKKOR lens selection and angle of view and much more.
This camera also has extremely low noise, incredible dynamic range, the most faithful colors, and in-camera image editing.

Plus, The D800 was awarded the 2012 TIPA Award for Best Digital SLR Expert Camera- “Well-built, but not too heavy, fun to use, and equipped with all the essential functions”.

* Have you read the above information? Then go directly to the entry form on our Facebook page HERE.

KEH on eBay

6/11/2012 5 Comments A+ a-

Did you know that we have an eBay shop also? Well we do! We currently have over 1,000 items listed, including all formats of equipment and accessories, as well as some vintage and collectible items. There are even items that we don't carry very often on including vintage camera straps, bulk "grab bags", and bulk lots of AI gear.

The other two great things about the eBay shop is that most items ship for free, and our listings in this shop show photos of the actual item(s) you are buying, as well as more detailed information about that item and its condition.

Find our eBay shop here, and take a look for yourself!

Free Shipping This Weekend!

6/08/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

It's a perfect time to order your Father's Day Gifts and take advantage of Free Shipping!

Place an order of $100 or more of used photo gear and get free shipping via FedEx Ground to anywhere in the contiguous United States between Friday, June 8th and Sunday 10th. Want to upgrade to expedited shipping or are you placing an international order? No problem! We will credit you $9.95 towards your shipping costs.   
Visit us today at to start shopping, or if you'd like to speak to one of our knowledgeable, professional sales associates, please call 770-333-4200 to place an order during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Photos of the Month

6/07/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

All images submitted to and chosen from the KEH Camera Flickr Group pool. To view a photographers profile, click on the image to be directed to their Flickr page. 

Evans Applewhite
Evans Applewhite, by dsfdawg
Untitled, by Rachel Carrier
Country Church
Country Church, by Lance King
Deer Island
Deer Island, by Dan Squires
Grand Army Fountain at Night, Brooklyn
Grand Army Fountain at Night, Brooklyn, by Shawn Hoke
Real Time High Seas
Real Time High Seas, by Morgan Tyree
"Our" fish
"Our" fish, by Paul Vecsei
When The Rage In Me Subsides
When The Rage In Me Subsides, by Alexander Kunz
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun, by Jeff Weinstein
Triptych, Nesodden Easter 2012
Triptch, Nesodden Easter 2012, by berntln
Passage, by Jordan Parks

One Photographer's Take on Running a Photo Business with Your Spouse

6/04/2012 1 Comments A+ a-

There's this face that people get when I tell them I work with my wife. It's usually one of concern and, dare I say, sympathy. I can't hold it against them, if you would have told me ten years ago I'd be earning a living taking pictures I would have had a pretty good laugh. If you followed it up with the idea that I'd be co-owners with my wife I would have looked at you kind of sideways too. Before I met my wife most of my projects and hair-brained business ideas were based on the premise that I would be leader, production, admin, and janitor. So, it surprised even me, when two years into our young marriage I blurted out "We should start a photography studio”. Given Anna's cautious nature, and uncanny ability to talk me out of any one of my schemes, I was even more surprised when she had said she thought it was a good idea. So that was it- we came up with a name based on a combination of a few of our champagne wishes and off we went.

Having no prior experience shooting as part of a team, I carried this thought that we were two photographers, just covering the same event. I would look at where Anna was shooting, and instead of trying to think about what she was thinking, I'd go somewhere else and try to do something different... or better. It was silly really, we'd take turns shooting or taking breaks; we'd swap positions and poses; sometimes we'd even high five or laugh. But, for the most part, it was a solo job that we happened to do together. I remember there was a point in our first season of shooting when I stopped caring who made the best image, or who was in the right place at the right time. It was like a light went on: we weren't two photographers working together, we were a team that apart from each other, could not function as well as the whole. It was then I realized that a business with your spouse can only function like a healthy marriage-  you have build each other up in your strengths, and you support each other in your weaknesses. In the end, the glory goes to the whole, and never to the parts.
I'll be the first to admit that, other than being a great photographer, Anna's true skill-set is in editing and color grading. I'd love to say that it was my creation that has mastered our "look," but it wouldn't be true. Anna edits all of our images, every one of them. Because of this, I learned one of the most import lessons of working with a partner: It is so important when you are working as a team to divide your tasks. It is easy to say, but in the midst of running a busy schedule and workflow, it's also easy to let certain things slip under the rug. One thing doesn't get done, another thing doesn't get done right, and before you know it, you're siting there wondering what went wrong. Early on we decided what lenses we'd shoot with, who would edit, who would cull, who would contact the clients, run the social media, and so on and so forth. As soon as you define your tasks it becomes that much easier to appreciate what the other one does. There's this part of me, when we post a blog or get featured somewhere, that turns off the photographer in me and just acts like a husband, a husband who is so proud of his wife, for what she has accomplished, and that part of the business is something I never expected.
I'd imagine there are a lot of people that would think that working with your spouse would be a nightmare. If you are one of those people, then I would not suggest starting a business with your husband or wife. For those of you who sit in an office apart from your other half and only wish for more time with them however, I would strongly encourage you to seek out a combination of your passions. The joy of shared success vs. solo success is something that can only be experienced, and not explained with words. In my experience, with the right mind-set and a lot of hard work, running a business with your spouse will only make you appreciate them more, and grow the two of you closer together. Being able to work alongside my best friend is one of the greatest blessings I could have asked for. As I've watched Tin Sparrow grow as a business, I've seen it grow into a celebration of our love for each and a passion we share, just as much as it is a celebration of the amazing weddings we are allowed to capture.
the photographers

Contributor Bio: Matthew Novak is a designer & photographer living outside of NYC with his wife and two daughters. Together Anna + Matt run Tin Sparrow Studio, a modern wedding and portrait photography company that focuses on story-telling through poignant images.

News + Featured Items

6/01/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

News and Reminders:
* There is a new email sign up box on the right side of the blog. If you do not already receive our emails, you can easily sign up there by entering your email address into the box. This will allow you to stay up to date on KEH news, products, sales, and promotions.
* Don't forget to sign up for our Nikon D800 Giveaway! And, spread the word so you can earn extra entries and be entered into the secondary giveaway to win a KEH gift certificate. Head on over to our Facebook page HERE for the entry form and official rules.

Best Posts of May:
* How Big Does My File Need To Be? File Dimensions and Print Size
* Photo Transfers: Comparing Surfaces
* Photography and Printmaking, Part 1
* Photography and Printmaking, Part 2

Featured Items of the Week:  
For the month of May, we posted a "Product of The Day" on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. These may just be great used items that we love, or items that have been recently marked down. On Fridays, we have been posting a roundup of the items we've posted that week in a "Featured Items of The Week" post right here on the blog for those who may have missed them daily. 

Monday- 10 F1.8 Schneider Cinegon C-mount Lens w/ caps (movie lens) (EX)

Tuesday- A.Gordon Director's Viewfinder Mark IV (16/35mm) w/ strap, case (BGN)

Wednesday- Graflex RB Series B 2x3 w/ 127 F4.5 Ektar Lens, Graflex 8 exp. Roll Back (LF collectible) (BGN)

Thursday- Minolta Spotmeter M Light Meter (ambient) w/ case (EX)

Friday- 35mm Bulk Film Loader with Counter (Watson 100) (EX)