As of this past fall we have a newly minted motto here at Roberts: Your Vision. Your Camera Store. And part of our reasoning behind choosing that is we don’t want to just be guys who sell camera gear and that’s that. It’s easy to be about gear. Gear is shiny, gear is cool, and, let’s be honest, gear has a tangible price (and that keeps the bean counter happy). But, truth be told, all the gear in the world actually exists for one purpose: to make pictures. To capture those fleeting moments of life and capture them as photographs, as videos.
Gear’s great, but it’s what you do with it we care about. Your vision. What you see, what you do, and what you capture. We love it. We love seeing it, we love making it happen, and, we love helping you show it to the world.
That’s why we have a Flickr group, The Friends of Roberts, and why we show recent photos from that group on our homepage at all times. We may not be those big guys out in New York, but we’re still talking more than a thousand pairs o’ eyeballs a day sort of exposure here, if you’re wondering.
So, if you ever want some extra exposure for yourself, don’t be shy. Getting on the Roberts homepage is easy. You just need a Flickr account (they’re still free, after all), and then you just have to share some photos with our group here. You can submit up to 7 photos a week to it, and as you can see we show the newest 16 on the homepage at any given time. It’s just another way we’re showing our commitment to what you are about, and what your vision is. Gear is great, but what we really love is seeing where you take it, what you do with it, and what it’s like to see what you see. Care to show us your vision?