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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 a cable release. At this time of year, in preparation for...

YOUSUF KARSH: Portrait Photographer Extraordinare

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com A sself-portrait by Yousuf Karsh Since painting evolved to focus on realistic representations of reality many hundreds of years ago, creating portraits of contemporary individuals became a major subject for artists.  Being commissioned...

AUGUSTUS FREDRICK SHERMAN: Documenting Ellis Island

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the U.S. as the United States’ busiest immigrant inspection station for over 60 years from 1892...

HOW TO FIND THAT PERFECT LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION

Finding your next landscape location is a process, not a product, and a critical workflow element for landscape art photographers. After all, if you want to make a great landscape photograph, it is critical...

Samy’s Camera Donates Photography Course in East Hollywood

Samy’s Camera Outreach happily donated a semester photography course to Kingsley Elementary, a 500-student LAUSD school in East Hollywood. The school’s dedicated principal Karina Salazar works hard to provide Kingsley’s students with quality education and...

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

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. So much so that this behemoth of a lens boasts...

GRETA GARBO: The Perfect Face

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Any photographer is aware that some faces are more photogenic than others.  Some that look great to the eye simply doesn’t register very well in two-dimensional photographs.  There are those that come...

Spring is Here!

Sunshine and Flowers make for happy photographers of all ages. Here’s what our latest crop of photography students have been up to: Check our more Samy's Photo Camp posts here.

THE ORIGINAL CAMERA: A Look At The Camera Obscura

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com Photographic technology introduced the camera as a device for recording images on a light-sensitive medium in 1839. Since then we have seen this apparatus in various iterations – from the view camera...

Living Beauty: Serving Women Cancer Patients

Samy’s Camera Outreach had the pleasure of photographing a Potluck & Meditation event for The Foundation for Living Beauty. The Pasadena-based non-profit was founded in 2005 with the goal of providing supportive services to women cancer...