ABOUT US:
We are myself (Henry Paine, owner/technician and photographer), and my wife, Joanne, co-owner and webmaster.

When you contact Henry Paine Camera Repair and Photography, you will be communicating with one or two friendly people. This is not a large business where you never get to speak to the same person twice (if you even get to speak to a person). If you have a question, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are in the process of revising our website and migrating to a new web host, so we will be making frequent changes as we go along.

THE REPAIR WORK:
Back in 1975 I wanted to make a living in the field of photography, but did not want to be a commercial photographer. I took a correspondence course in camera repair and started repairing cameras as an independent contractor for a local camera store. My reputation spread by favorable word of mouth until I was able to make a living as a small business owner. Over the past 35 years, I have become well-known as a trusted and knowledgeable expert in the repair of cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment.

THE PHOTOGRAPHY:
Before I started repairing cameras, I saw the work of the brilliant photographers, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Brett Weston, and was inspired to follow my own dream of becoming the best photographer I could be. I taught myself the Zone System technique that was first developed by Adams and was fortunate enough to participate in a couple of his workshops before he passed away in 1984. My two consuming interests—camera repair and photography—have intertwined to make me very knowledgeable in both areas and I feel lucky to have found these two careers I enjoy doing every day of my life.