Photography Columns

Kelly Portrait

The Power of Face-ism

The term “face-ism” and the concept comes from a study on gender bias in the way men and women are portrayed in photographs*. Researchers studied magazines and media and found that photographs of men...

Review: The Phototools Table Top Photo Kit

I have to admit that after reviewing many of the products from Phototools which is exclusive to Samy’s, I am amazed at the thought of detail and the build of the various photographic products...
sony a7 rII review

Sony A7R II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Review

A couple weeks ago, I was invited by Sony's Digital Imaging Team to attend an exclusive two day photography experience in San Diego, California. During those two days, I had the opportunity to get...

Camera Review: Nikon D850

What a pleasure it is to have written these reviews for Samy’s Camera this past year. I have tried just about every camera brand and in all sizes and megapixels and have enjoyed them...
sigma review

Is it Sigma or is it Zeiss? That is the question: Sigma 20mm 1.4...

I am Ralph Elliott Starkweather, a professional photographer with over 40 years of experience and a customer of Samy's Camera since they first opened their doors. My goal with this and upcoming reviews will be...
Larry Bell

Larry Bell Interview by Anthony Friedkin

Larry Bell came to prominence in the burgeoning Los Angeles art scene during the 1960's as one of the originators of what came to be known as the "Light and Space" movement. Bell's work...
Road To Freedom Exhibition

Road to Freedom Exhibition Review

I find it unfathomable that human beings could treat each other so horrendously, based simply on the color of one's skin. To me it sounds like a bad science fiction novel. But as time...
Dan Brunn

Architect Dan Brunn Interview By Anthony Friedkin

Award-winning Dan Brunn, a champion of modern architecture, is an architect whose designs transcend traditional boundaries. Brunn creates a sustainable vision that empowers the natural elements of location, materials and space. He meets the...

Priced to Sell: Nikon B500 Review

Are you looking for an affordable gift for a family member or maybe even yourself? This Nikon B500 is priced to sell. Are there better cameras out there? Of course; but, for this price, you...
JAMIE TRUEBLOOD

Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers Crew Call Review

I am excited about a wonderful exhibition currently on display at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. The display honors individuals that are so often overlooked in our celebrity-driven...