Photo Fun

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...