Back alley: Acme Camera

Acme Camera Company, Sugar House’s local photography store, offers semester-long rentals of film and digital cameras at a discount toward students. “They have a small staff that’s knowledgeable and, every time I go in there, they are very helpful,” said Cameron Kerper, sophomore economics major. Photos by Rachel Robertson

Acme Camera Company, Sugar House’s local photography store, offers semester-long rentals of film and digital cameras at a discount toward students. “They have a small staff that’s knowledgeable and, every time I go in there, they are very helpful,” said Cameron Kerper, sophomore economics major. Photos by Rachel Robertson

Directly across the street from Sugar House Pub, off the beaten path and nestled in an alley, sits Sugar House’s local camera shop: Acme Camera Company.

With camera gear ranging from film to digital, Acme offers creatives in the Sugar House area an affordable rental alongside previous rental gear for sale at reasonable rates.

Acme started up over two years ago with the hope to offer affordable camera gear and rentals to the Sugar House community.

Before Acme, the Sugar House area lacked an accessible camera shop. Pictureline is a fine alternative, but Jake Smith, sophomore communication major, said: “Acme is affordable, and I feel like they aren’t trying to sell me something any time I go in there. They are genuinely interested in helping me find something I like.”

Acme offers semester-long rentals of film and digital cameras at discounted rates for students.

“It may be difficult to find if their sign isn’t out on 1100 East, because they are located in an alley,” said Cameron Kerper, sophomore economics major.

Kerper rented a 35mm SLR for the semester last Fall.

“They have a small staff that’s knowledgeable, and every time I go in there, they are very helpful,” he said.

The shop makes it easy for students to advance their photography skills since its rates for rentals and used gear are so affordable.

Owner of Acme, Jacob Nuttall, said, he started Acme because there was a gap in the market for camera rentals in Salt Lake City.

On weekdays, rental prices are cut by 25 percent, so it offers incentive for students to play around with new equipment while taking photo classes on campus.

Stop by and see the Acme Camera team. The boutique-style shop has equipment for amateurs and professionals alike.