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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...

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 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...
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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...

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...

Behind the Lens: Photographers of The President of the United States

Before photography, heads of state were painted or sculpted, often driven by a combination of artistic interpretation and the wishes of the subject to be portrayed in a certain manner. The gaze of a...

Sony Days at Samy’s Camera – DAY ONE

Get ready... You just found your weekend plans! Friday, November 10th kicks off our two-day Sony event! Participants are invited to talk to our friendly Sony reps and check out exclusive in-store deals and special...
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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...
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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...