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WPPI Wrap Up – 5 Photography Wedding Trends to Watch in 2017

Well Vegas, that’s a wrap! Samy’s Camera, with a pop-up store in tow, attended and exhibited at this year’s Wedding Portrait & Photographers International Expo (WPPI) in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Being the premier wedding photography conference and...

So You Want to Start A Photography Business?

So You Want to Start A Photography Business? One of the most common questions I get from aspiring photographers is “How do I start a photography business?” While there’s definitely not one route to success,...

Three Reasons to Celebrate the Return of Ektachrome

In case you missed the CES memo, Kodak, originally announced January 5th, revealed that one of its most beloved film stocks is making a comeback. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HszEKQjGvQE] Known for its fine grain and color reproduction,...

Dad-tography: Fathers Behind the Lens

Family photos were once a collection of candid polaroids and prints preserved in various photo albums. From baby's first steps, family picnics, birthdays, and graduations, parents are eager to capture every moment. Today, these memories...

Star Wars 40th Anniversary: Photographs in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Forty Years, seven (soon to be eight) movies, and billions made in box office and merchandising, Star Wars is, arguably, one of the most beloved movie franchises in pop culture history. Today marks the...

#WeddingWednesday: 6 Things That Should be in Your Honeymoon Photography Kit

So, the vows have been exchanged, the cake has been cut and the guests have gone home. The only thing left to do is to board a plane and jet off to your dream...

We Visited the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve and OMG…it was AMAZING!

For a long while, California was experiencing a pretty serious drought.According to the Los Angeles Times, signs of severe drought began on January 28, 2014. As far as just how bad the drought was, let's...

Los Angeles is Blooming: Four Locations to Snap SoCal Wildflowers

It's just three days until Spring; and, in beautiful Southern California, signs of the changing seasons are already being noticed. One sign in particular every year gets nature enthusiasts, curious locals, and eager photographers...

Behind the Lens: Photographers of The President of the United States

Before photography, heads of state were painted or sculpted, often driven by a combination of artistic interpretation and the wishes of the subject to be portrayed in a certain manner. The gaze of a...

Food Photographer Ariel Ip on the Sony A7R II: It “Blew My Mind”

When you think of professional camera gear, Canon and Nikon will always be the first and second brands to choose from. I am a Canon user for over ten years. I started my photography...