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Classic Baseball Photos from the Archives

What better excuse to explore some classic baseball photos than the start of the Fall Classic? As the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals take to the field for the 2015 World Series,...
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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 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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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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

A Happy Leica Reunion at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles

When one decides to make that leap into photography and invest in their first camera kit, it’s near impossible to fathom one's gear obtaining any scratches, dirt, cracks or dents. The body must stay...