Camera store opens… up a mountain!

Wex opens a camera store up a mountain
(Image credit: Wex Photo Video)

Is this the most remote camera store in the world? Well, it's certainly the most remote camera store in the United Kingdom, located in the Welsh mountains in the Snowdonia region.

As part of World Photography Day, British retailer Wex Photo Video opened its latest store on the summit of Moel Hebog. Sitting 2,569ft above sea level, in one of the UK's most picturesque landscapes, the store offered advice on how to capture the perfect photo, and offered a selection of cameras, tripods and lenses for sale.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.