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Samy’s Camera Pet Photo Contest – Presented by Memento (CLOSED FOR ENTRIES)

Calling all Pet Lovers! Samy's Camera and Memento are teaming up and we want to see your furry friends. Starting Monday, August 28, Samy's Camera Pets Photo Contest - Presented by Memento is open for entries! Submit...

Seven Things That Scare the Heck Out of Photographers

Happy Halloween everyone! Traditionally, when people think of things that go bump in the night, vampires, the boogie man, and ghosts come to mind. However, the real terror for photographers don't involve mythical creatures or...

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...

Sony Days at Samy’s Camera – DAY TWO

Day One of Sony Days at Samy's Camera was, in a word, awesome! When Sony and Samy's team up, it's a morning-til-night party (I mean, it was pretty dark by 6:30 pm) featuring incredibly talented...
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...
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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...

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice – Autumn 2017 Pics & Tips

Hey guys, guess what? Summer 2017 is a thing of the past. Pack up those flip flops and breakout the scarves and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING...Fall is here! For photographers, autumn means rich warm-toned landscapes, dramatic silhouettes at...
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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...

Holiday Photo Tips from Samy’s Photo Camp Students

One of the classes in our after school photography course is Storytelling.  Students learn how a single photo can tell a story, or how a series of photographs can evoke the overall spirit of...

Holiday Gift Series – The Retro Enthusiast

Over the past few years, instant cameras have been making a serious comeback. It seems like a growing number of people agree that there's something exciting and special about waiting for that shot, encased in...