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BIG NEWS!!

THE CAMERA COTTAGE IS ON THE MOVE!

I LOVE MY LOCATION, BUT PRACTICALITY HAS REARED ITS UGLY HEAD AND TOLD ME THAT I JUST CANNOT GROW ANY MORE AT THIS LOCATION. AS OF MARCH 1, 2015 THE STORE WILL BE MOVING TO 703 GRAND AVENUE IN BILLINGS. THIS NEW LOCATION IS MORE THAN 3 TIMES AS LARGE AS THE ORIGINAL STORE, AND RIGHT ON BILLINGS' MAIN EAST-WEST THOROUGHFARE. I FEEL LUCKY TO HAVE SECURED THIS LOCATION AND LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING MY CUSTOMERS BETTER, AND WITH A LARGER INVENTORY FROM THIS NEW STORE.

BE SURE TO WATCH FOR THE GRAND OPENING THIS SPRING!!

HOURS

1 0:00 to 6:00

TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY

CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY


AFTER HOURS

SERVICE

AVAILABLE

AS NEEDED!

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TO CALL!


703 Grand Avenue                Billings, MT  59101          (406) 671-6640

Billings went totally without a camera store of any kind for several years, except for the big box store retailers that have as much photographic knowledge as the local house fly. At Carters Camera Cottage you get to deal with an actual professional photographer with 40 years of photographic knowledge! The store opened on June 8, 2013 and is now ready to buy, sell, trade, rent and even repair some photographic gear. We also have a WIDE selection of accessories that you will not find anywhere else in Billings!

 

I have made the decision to move my store into Billings for the convenience of my customer base as well as to expand the stores inventory and services!

 

Direct Email is:              Carter@cameracottage.com 

Check out our rental rates

 

now listed on the Equipment page!

QUICK TIP OF THE WEEK!

BABY ITS COLD OUTSIDE!!!

Cold weather (-32 here the other night) presents a myriad of problems for photographers. One of the biggest concerns is the abundance of condensation that forms on cold photographic gear when brought into a warm house after being outside shooting for awhile. Do NOT be fooled! This heavy condensation can wreak havoc with the electronics inside your camera as well as your lens. Some suggest placing your gear inside a ziplock bag for protection until it warms up, this actually works so long as the bag is WELL sealed and you have pressed out as much of the cold air as possible before sealing it. I personally use Tundra cases which have atmospheric sealing and all my gear will fit inside, well protected. Just be sure to not open the case or the bag for at least an hour so as to give the gear the time it needs to properly acclimate before being directly exposed to the interiors warm air.

The solution I use MOST of the time, as I am usually going to be going back out the next day and don't want to repeat the warm-up process daily, is to leave my gear out in the vehicle and only bring it my batteries and memory cards. That way the gear is ready for shooting any time I need it. Warm batteries are your friend, keep a spare in your pocket and change them out every hour or so to assure your gear has the power it needs to work properly.