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BUSH FIRES RAGING IN AUSTRALIA

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com A satellite view of the Australian fires gives a good idea of how fast and extensive the are. | Source: http://bit.ly/35zkvt2 California has had its share of wildfires, so we know what they are...

Remembering Natalie Wood

  By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com There was no Internet in the 1950s, no cable TV so being on the cover of Life Magazine made you about as famous as you could get. There is no doubt that things...

Hire Your Child as your Holiday Photographer

Parents, we know you put a lot of effort into making the holiday special for your loved ones and little ones.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have all those little details and moments recorded for...

Annual Holiday Photo Booth – Camp Ronald McDonald

Camp Ronald McDonald threw its annual Holiday Party this December, for childhood cancer patients and their families.  Samy’s Camera was happy to be back for their 11th year, providing a free photo booth for all the...

Samys Camera Review

Samy is the kind of guy who is so passionate he would do his work for free. I've known Samy for 10 years now, and he is the kindest, gentlest soul in the photography...

Through Mr. Rogers’ Lens

Fred Rogers was a man who held many titles. For instance, he was a musician. He earned a degree in musical composition from Rollins College in 1951. Some knew him as Reverend Rogers, as he...

THE WESTERN SADDLE: Form Following Function

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com   Before there was the American cowboy, there was the Mexican vaquero, who did essentially the same job. | Source: http://bit.ly/2LkrEGi The saddle is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animal’s back by...

Canon EOS R: The Sleeping Giant

Featured Photo Credit: krblokhin via iStock I've been a Nikon shooter for the longest time. Only recently have I branched out to other brands. I've had several Sony camera over the years - the a6400 among them. I also have a Panasonic...

This Week at Samy’s Camera: Black Friday 2019 is Here!

The nights are longer and the air is a little chillier here in Southern California. Which means two things: First - The fall season is in full swing. And...it's Thanksgiving, which gives us 26 days until...

ANCIENT CAVE ART: The Origin of Painting

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Altamira Cave Date: 35,600 years ago Location: Spain Subject: Ochre and charcoal images of handprints, bison, and horses Discovered By: Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola | Source: http://bit.ly/2OeG1Op The most ancient cave paintings we are...