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A Happy Leica Reunion at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles

When one decides to make that leap into photography and invest in their first camera kit, it’s near impossible to fathom one's gear obtaining any scratches, dirt, cracks or dents. The body must stay...

THOSE DARING YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES: WWI And The Birth Of Aerial...

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com We have long taken for granted seeing photos taken from the air of such things as cities, buildings, roads and landscapes.  Not only that, but with the recent introduction of drones  average...

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 link in order to claim a complimentary expo pass or...

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 travel photographer. Check out the full phototalk here: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gMgqJSt2y0] Harris started...

THE RELEVANCE OF THE VIEW CAMERA IN THE DIGITAL AGE

By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com A view camera in 1858. It used wet plate technology with very slow emulsions. But the design of the camera itself has hardly changed since. | Public Domain Just as cars have gone...

PICTURING THE RAILROAD

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Some steam locomotives were huge, almost living beasts. They were complicated, hard to build and maintain, but in the 19th century they conquered the American continent. | Public Domain Imagine this: for all...

REVIEW: The Panasonic Lumix G9 – What More Could You Ask For?

A few weeks ago at Samy’s Camera, I was handed a slick black box with graphics with the new G9 from Panasonic Lumix inside. After unboxing and putting a battery and lens on the...

The Best Tweets of the #CESBlackout

CES 2018 is the most anticipated electronics convention in the world. Every year, thousands of businesses, professionals, and attendees fill the Las Vegas Convention Center in order to get a sneak peek of the...

“WE HAD FACES!” Norma Desmond On Looking Like A Movie Star

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Greta Garbo had one of the great photogenic faces of all time. However. Credit: George Hurrell Faces, and recognizing what they look like, are so important to human beings that we have a...

Annual Photo Booth for Camp Ronald McDonald Holiday Party

Samy’s Camera was back for 2017, their ninth year providing a full-service photo booth for the families of Camp Ronald McDonald Holiday Party.  Samy’s Camera’s Harold Sweet and his trusty team of fellow employees...