We're a Certified
Photographic Consultant Center, and we're proud of it!
What's it mean to be a CPC Center, as
recognized by the Photographic Marketing Association International?
It means that you'll find the most
knowledgeable specialists at our store, specialists who can answer almost
any question and solve any problem related to photography and cameras -
whether they are classic cameras or the latest digital offering.
Association International (PMA) awards the Certified Photographic
Consultant (CPC) designation
individuals who successfully meet
rigorous testing on photo and digital imaging technologies. The CPC
is the highest professional recognition in the photo/digital imaging
many CPC Centers. South Carolina has 4, North Carolina and Georgia only
have 1 apiece. We're proud to be part of that elite group!
Owner Chris Lydle has been in the
photo industry for most of his life. A frequent speaker to industry
groups, he's the author of several CD publications. In 2002 Chris
was selected as the third-ranked Certified Photographic Consultant
in the world.
currently Chair of the CPC Advisory Council.
Trey Martin, a Certified
Photographic Consultant, is a long-time Aiken resident. He was
recently promoted to store manager.
an enthusiastic digital photographer but still misses his years
of black & white darkroom work.