About Us

Fotoshp.com started as Castle Photographic in South Pasadena, California in 1979.

Timeline:

First Store opened May 1979, was located at 1425 Mission St., South Pasadena. Product line combination of Photography,  Used Cameras and Printing Broker.

Moved to 1412 El Centro St., South Pasadena added New Cameras, Film and Photo Processing. Labs Used:  Drewry Photocolor, SnapPak and Kodalux.

Moved to larger location at 1522 Mission St., South Pasadena.

 

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Photo circa: 1989
1522 Mission St,
South Pasadena CA

 

In approximately 1990 we acquired the inventory of three different camera stores, one of which started in 1932. Almost a century of quality photographic equipment and supplies.

Added branch store in San Marino, CA. “Castle Cameras & Cards.

Added Custom Framing, Picture Frame and Photo Processing Store, “Picture It – Frame It” 817 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA.

Combined Castle Photographic and Picture It – Frame It into a larger building 1017 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA.

Moved to 1907 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA. and went more than 75% Online Only store.