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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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Reasons Why You Should Shop The 2017 Samy’s Camera Holiday Gift Guide

The countdown to Secret Santa exchanges, holiday parties, potlucks and holiday family gatherings have begun. Which means that time is running out to pick and purchase those perfect holidays gifts. While being merry and spreading...
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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...

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...