Five Ways to Prevent Your Camera Gear From Heat Exposure

In case you haven't heard, we're experiencing a record-breaking heat wave here in sunny Southern California. Temperatures have been in and out of the triple...

Tried and True–Methods for Shooting Fireworks

It is the Fourth! Break out the hot dogs, the beer, the ball game and the tanning lotion. Not to mention the tripod and...

Joe McNally's at Samy's

Nice, Simple Light

Started posting a noir series over at Instagram. This was the leadoff pic, and there were some questions about the lighting, which is really pretty...

Hair in the Air!

This has always been one of my favorite headshots, done some years ago at our long lost Dobbs Ferry studio, by the Hudson River. Maggie...

Lights! Camera! Mud!

This was a corker of a job! The mandate, visually, was power and action, and the subtext was showing the highly accurate auto-focus system...

Five Things That Cost the Same as The Sigma 200-500mm F2.8...

Perhaps you have heard of the Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG? As perfectly and simply described by Sigma, there is no other lens like it....

PhotoCon LA 2018 Expo and Class Passes Now on Sale

Samy's Camera is proud to announce that PhotoCon LA 2018 expo and class passes are now on sale. Presented by Samy's Camera, PhotoCon LA is a must-attend celebration of...

Be Our Guest at WPPI 2018

Be our guest at this year's WPPI in Las Vegas! Samy's Camera customers are invited to attend this highly anticipated, multi-day event. Register through this...

WATCH: The G2 Gallery & Samy’s Camera Present Mark Edward Harris

Recently, photographer Mark Edward Harris stopped by G2 Gallery, where, in partnership with Samy's Camera shared his photographic knowledge and tips on how to be a successful...

Bill Dobbins

Nicéphore Niépce: The Inventor of Photography

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com This is the view from the window of Nicéphore Niépce, one of the first photographic prints ever made. Photo by Nicéphore Niépce. The...