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Top Five Anniversary Sale Camera Kits for Entry Level Photographers

Not sure if you've heard, but September means one thing around here at Samy's Camera: It's our anniversary! And, as always, we would like to say thank you to all of our loyal customers...

Photo Camp Students Shine at PHOTOCON LA

This summer, the images of four Samy’s Camera Photo Camp students from Arroyo Vista Elementary were displayed in the gallery show at PHOTOCON LA—Southern California’s largest ever photo and cinema trade show—at The REEF...

THE 1913 ARMORY ART EXHIBITION: How It Helped Free Photography From Pictorialism

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Nude Descending A Staircase by Marcel Duchamp was a cubist-inspired painting and was the kind of art that suggested to photographers that there was no point trying to emulate painting styles of...

Food Trucks! LA! Border Grill

Three for three. We had a great stint recently in Los Angeles, working with Samy’s Camera on a threesome series of portraits of some of the more amazing food trucks in the LA scene. We were...

Food Forward: Fighting Food Waste and Hunger

An estimated 40% of food in the United States goes to waste, according to the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC.org). In California, we throw out 5.6 million tons of food per year (KCET.org).  It’s...

We Spent the Weekend With Four Sigma Art Lenses

What does one do when asked to take four brand new Sigma Prime lenses for a spin? First: pinch yourself. Then, one immediately and enthusiastically accepts. When testing out new lenses (especially four at one...

Food Trucks! Mac’D-N-Loaded!

Next up on our “world tour” of Los Angeles food trucks–Mac’d-N-Loaded! This was a fun job, to be sure. Got to use some lenses I rarely use, and meet some really cool chefs. So–how do you...

Food Trucks! LA! Samy’s!

Nothing like lighting on the fly, inside a small, silver box. That was pretty much the order of the day last week when I collaborated with Samy’s Camera to shoot a series of portraits of super...

Five Reasons Why You Should Photograph Your Local County Fair

There are 54 days of summer left. That means that there is only so much time before some of our favorite activities and events come to a close. Besides lounging at the beach, attending...

WE KNOW WHAT THEY LOOKED LIKE: How Photography Gives Access The Past

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Not so long ago, the only way to view a likeness of somebody was in a painted portrait. The idea that anyone had of what historical figures like Alexander The Great, Julius...