Our History

Ever since Alan Photo Trading’s establishment in 1986, Alan Photo Trading has been committed to provide you with affordable photographic products and reliable services.

Being in the industry for over 3 decades now, we have grown and understood the importance in keeping up with times. We serve photographers and videographers of all levels. Professional, amateurs or entirely new to the industry? We promise to provide you with the best solutions for your needs.

To further cultivate our customers with their photography and videography knowledge and skills, we hold educational workshops for our customers that are conducted by professionals in that particular field. A variety of workshops are conducted to help our customers learn and socialise with others alike.

Timeline & Milestones:

1986
– Alan Photo Trading opens its very first store in Sim Lim Square

2006
– Alan Photo Trading expands and opened its second store in Funan IT Mall

2011
– Alan Photo opens Lumen By Alan Photo to cater for the high end consumers

2016
– The opening of REC By Alan Photo Alan Photo Trading

2017
– The opening of the third store at Raffles City

Our Story

Alan Photo Trading was founded by Mr Alan Tan, selling films and analog cameras. It was decent business up until 1995 where the introduction of digital began.

Alan, not much of a photography enthusiast himself, being sound businessman naturally embraced the change of market trends and started to bring in digital cameras as well. Business from then only increased. Back then, a digital camera was marketed as a must have for all families in order to capture their memories during vacations or even at home. It was boom time for those involved in the camera business.