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Our History

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Westridge Photos was only 3 years old when we took ownership in 1993. Since then we have had many changes but the one thing to never change has been our quality of service.

Owners Cameron and Julie Clark have been passionate about photography and see the business as a way of encouraging others to be passionate as well. Julie has been involved in photo processing for more than 40 years from back in the days of dark rooms and blind processing supplying Chemists as wholesalers through to state of the art digital systems and on-line ordering. We have seen many changes over the years but none more so than the introduction of Digital Imaging. For many labs this spelled the end of the line and many could not accept the change. In one year alone it was reported that as many as 80% of independently owned labs in Australia closed down.

When you visit in the store or call on the phone, you may be served by Stuart who has been with us on the journey almost as long.

We not only accept change, we embrace it. We have been managing the very expensive process of upgrading our equipment to maintain cutting edge technology without forsaking tradition where it counts. We believe it counts with your photos and as such the irony is we are resisting the change to inkjet technology for regular prints as the Silver Halide process is still far superior both now and in the future. If you were lucky enough to be around in 100 years, our choice should prove to be a sound one rather than chasing profits per print that inkjet could give right now.

Looking to the future, we see customer service as our priority as well as maintaining the passion of photography. It is so easy now to take a photograph that it is becoming lost as a means of recording history rather than as a snapshot that is discarded. We encourage you to print your photos for display and for archive so that when the time comes for looking back, you will have those memories in your hand to share rather than only in your memory.