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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,...

5 Reasons Why You Should Shop The 2017 Samy’s Camera Holiday Gift Guide

The countdown to Secret Santa exchanges, holiday parties, potlucks and holiday family gatherings have begun. Which means that time is running out to pick and purchase those perfect holidays gifts. While being merry and spreading...

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...

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 Went to San Diego to Test Drive the FujiFilm X-T30 Mirrorless Camera

For those of you who keep a close eye on tech and camera news, it's been an exciting few weeks. A number of new camera bodies from various brands have been announced, one of...

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...

Holiday Gift Series – The YouTuber

Our holiday gift series continues with a suggestion for the "jack of all trades" content creator: The YouTuber. Whether one just made their first upload or have had a channel since the birth of the...

Five Photo Essentials to Pack For Comic Con 2018

In case you've never been, San Diego is a gorgeous coastal city with burgeoning Downtown and Arts communities. Thanks to the California sunshine, San Diego looks like this practically year-round: However, in late July, the...

Sony Days at Samy’s Camera – DAY ONE

Get ready... You just found your weekend plans! Friday, November 10th kicks off our two-day Sony event! Participants are invited to talk to our friendly Sony reps and check out exclusive in-store deals and special...

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...