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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...
Petoween

Petoween Photo Contest: October 2015

We are thrilled to announce a new seasonal photo contest focused on pet photography. Using Halloween as the theme, take the best pet photograph and enter Samy's Camera's PETOWEEN PHOTO CONTEST and you could win...
mothers day photo contest

Motherly Love Photo Contest: April 2015

We are excited to announce a new photo contest just in time for Mother's Day! Share your favorite photograph of what motherly love means to you and you could win a brand new camera...
scholarship photo contest

Samy’s Photo School Contest: March 2015

Samy’s Photo School is excited to announce a photography contest in partnership withMonth of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA).   Samy’s Photo School invites you to submit Your Most Amazing Photo for a chance to win a one-year scholarship to one...
band photography

My Travel Sized Life: Band Photographer’s Blog from the Road

Band photography 101 from someone who’s figuring it out one plane ticket at a time. My love for music and life on the road began when I saw Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous” my freshman year...
Sports action photo contest winner

Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Sports Action Contest

On January 20th we launched our latest contest, Sports Action Photography! We teamed up with Panasonic to offer three of their top-selling cameras as prizes and invited everyone to upload their favorite pictures for consideration on Samy's...
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...

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...

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...

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...