About Orms

About Orms

Orms Direct - Pro Photo Warehouse - Your Online Photographic Experience

About Orms

Orms Pro Photo Warehouse has been servicing the Southern African photographic industry since 1996. Through the passion and motivation of owner Mike Ormrod, Orms has become the leading one-stop full service store for both professionals and enthusiasts alike. Above and beyond the retail and service offerings, Orms is constantly striving to create and support a community experience for customers and clients, adding value through workshops, events, giveaways and competitions, our social media website Orms Connect, as well as a standalone photography school, The Cape Town School of Photography. When you walk in to Orms Cape Town or Orms Bellvile, you become part of the Orms family.

Who we are:

Operating since 1996, Orms Prophoto Warehouse stocks all the top brands in cameras, lenses, filters, bags, lighting and a wide variety of photographic equipment. We buy exclusively from local distributors (Canon SA, Nikon SA and Sony SA) to ensure our customers are protected by the full local guarantee. We are proud to stock the largest range of photographic equipment in South Africa.

The Sales Team:

With over 200 years combined experience - our sales team will be able to help you whether you're a professional photographer or a keen amateur. The team is always happy to offer their expert advice for all your photography queries - from what equipment to buy, to dealing with technical glitches. Our staff is committed to staying informed about the latest photographic trends and technological changes in order to offer our customers the best advice.

One-Stop Photographic Shop:

Orms has strived to create a total photographic experience, where we have surrounded ourselves with photographic businesses, ensuring you have access to a range of photographic services.  We are next door to Framed by Orms – professional framers and the sole South African agents of DIASEC. Across the road is Digiprint, where any large format printing need you have can be met. Also across the road from us is The Cape Town School of Photography and Pics2Book photobooks. Orms will trade-in your used photographic gear on new gear. In addition, we have an in-house repairs and servicing division.

An Orms Store Near you:

The Orms Central store is conveniently located in Town on the corner of Roeland and Canterbury streets and we have twenty dedicated parking bays - so our customers can take their time as they browse through the store.  Our brand new Orms North store is located at 294 Durban Road in Bellville. For our many customers all over the country, we have an excellent relationship with several local and international courier companies to ensure your orders get to you as efficiently as possible.

Buying Online:

Even the most technophobic customers have found buying from OrmsDirect online to be an easy, efficient process. Our dedicated internet sales department ensures your orders are processed and sent out timeously. We are extremely vigilant in discouraging fraud, in order to protect your online security and keep our prices low; our SSL 123 Certificate is your guarantee of security.

The ProPhoto Lab:

The Pro-photo Lab is a professional laboratory that deals with all the professional services of printing. The lab has a wide range of services including film developing, E6 processing, black and white processing, black and white hand prints, photo-editing and enhancements. The Prophoto Lab also specialises in archival photographic exhibition printing. It uses Lightjet and Inkjet printers. With a team of highly experienced printers we are renowned for printing exhibitions for some of the top photographers in South Africa. For your convenience, you can also upload your images to our FTP server.