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6 Great Vintage Women’s History Photos You Probably Haven’t Seen

From masters of high fashion to documentarians, photographers have always found women to be fascinating subjects. Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl and Dorthea Lange'sMigrant Mother are examples of photographers engaging with female subjects so skillfully that a single...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

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...

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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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...

Samy’s Photo School Presents: Holiday Open House Series – December 9th & 16th

From techniques to gear, photography is an exciting and every expanding visual realm. Thanks to the accessibility of photography education and affordable, yet advanced hardware and software, artists, from beginners to seasoned pros, continue...