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TBT: Summer Photography in Los Angeles

Splash in the sea and foam Cash in Paree and Rome Just a little change will make that city of the angels your home Somewhere the hearts are fine Come where the stars still shine You’ll be sitting pretty...

Back to School Throwback: Vintage Classroom Photography

Who else was super excited as summer came to a close and back to school shopping season (finally) arrived? Back to school time means a new year, new clothes, new gear, and So. Much. SHOPPING. That search...

Top Five Wedding Guest Photography DONT’S

Summertime means that wedding season is in full swing. The weather is ideal, hot days mean lovely indoor celebrations or awesome evening soirees, and Instagram gets flooded with jaw-dropping weddings photography. With an increasingly social...

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...

Samy’s Cameras: The Deardorff 8×10 Field Camera

Samy’s Camera is unlike any other work environment. If one is a photography buff, a trip to our Corporate offices in Playa Vista or to our Los Angeles store feels a lot like being...

The Rise of Retrotech (And 4 Must-Have Instant Cameras for #BacktoSchool)

These days, it seems nearly impossible to keep up to date with the latest and greatest in technology. For photographers, every few years calls for a gear upgrade, whether it be a new camera,...

Say Cheese: The Evolution of School Portraits from Oil Paintings to the Digital Age

It's that time again: where summertime is drawing to a close, the colors of autumn are beginning to appear, and that insatiable urge for pumpkin spice everything is taking over your sense. Yes, it’s...

The Brownie: The First Camera of Photography Icons

F amous photographers were once, dare I say, amateurs. Whether their kit was gifted or purchased with their own hard earned money, their time was spent studying and experimenting with light, subjects, and developing their...
Capture LA Photo Contest

Capture LA Photo Contest Winners Announced

The Los Angeles Times and Samy's Camera co-sponsored the Capture LA Photo Contest to help celebrate Samy's Camera's 40 years of business in Los Angeles.  Photographers were encouraged to submit a photo which they...
Rain Photo

6 Vintage Photos Of People Coping With Rain Better Than LA

Los Angeles and rain aren't the best of friends. Light showers can threaten chaos on the roads. When the really big Los Angeles rain storms hit - such as the much threatened El Nino...