Who We Are

We began our journey in the photographic retail space from a slightly different angle than most other camera stores. Sean and his Wife Diana opened the first Camera West store in photographic mecca, Carmel by the Sea in the early 2000s. The goal wasn't to be just another camera store but rather to be a destination for photographers and photographic enthusiasts to relish in the rich history of photography, fine photography, and the latest cutting-edge photography equipment. These sentiments carry over to our businesses today as we seek to curate the finest selection for fine photographic gear from vintage to modern.

Currently, we have three destinations for photographers in California. Our primary store in Rancho Mirage, California, serves as our base for our online sales and logistics while also being just minutes outside of sunny Palm Springs. We have a second store in Walnut Creek California that features an incredible retail space and Leica boutique and proudly serves the East Bay & surrounding areas. Our third store results from our long-time passion for Leica Cameras. Leica Store San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind Leica photography destination located in downtown San Francisco, right across the streets from the China Town gates on Bush St.

What We Do

We're a camera store, and we sell cameras, right? True, but we do a lot more than just sell cameras. Camera West is a community that fosters and nurtures the best service and expertise around the products we are passionate about. Our mission goes beyond selling a camera or a lens, and extends to passing along our passion for photographic gear to our customers. Talk to any one of us at Camera West and you will find that working at Camera West is more than a Job. It is a passion. Why? Because we are all creators, photographers, and gear junkies.

Our Work Community

What's it like to work at a Camera West store? Camera West offers a competitive salary, benefits, and a one-of-a-kind work environment. Working at Camera West has benefits that extend beyond compensation. Team members have access to some of the best photographic gear on the market and are encouraged to familiarize and test gear. We also offer one of the best employee purchase programs available. Are you a photographer with excellent customer service skills and a passion for photographic equipment? If so, we'd love to talk more about joining our team.

Join The Camera West Team!

We are actively looking for a new member of our sales team at our San Francisco and Walnut Creek Locations. We invite you to apply if you are knowledgeable about photography and photography equipment and have exemplary customer service skills. We offer a competitive salary, health benefits, and an outstanding working environment for anyone who enjoys photography. Any resume submitted without photographic knowledge will not be reviewed.