Samy's Camera Outreach

Samy's Camera Outreach The goodwill division of Samy’s Camera.  We provide empowering portraits for children’s & women’s causes, seniors, hospice patients, and animal shelters, plus free photography classes to low-income schools and youth groups. For info, volunteer opportunities & all media inquiries, press kit or photo requests, please contact the program director, Deborah Cloyed at outreach@samys.com.  

Pug Nation LA

Samy’s Camera Outreach At Pug Nation Rescue

Never underestimate the power of a portrait, be it of a person or… a pug. Samy’s Camera Outreach spent an afternoon at Pug Nation Los Angeles, photographing their very adorable, adoptable houseguests. Pug Nation LA...

Samy’s Camera Donates Photography Course in East Hollywood

Samy’s Camera Outreach happily donated a semester photography course to Kingsley Elementary, a 500-student LAUSD school in East Hollywood. The school’s dedicated principal Karina Salazar works hard to provide Kingsley’s students with quality education and...

Annual Photo Booth for Camp Ronald McDonald Holiday Party

Samy’s Camera was back for 2017, their ninth year providing a full-service photo booth for the families of Camp Ronald McDonald Holiday Party.  Samy’s Camera’s Harold Sweet and his trusty team of fellow employees...

Samy’s Camera Donates After School Photography Course & Cameras

This Fall, Samy’s Camera Outreach donated a semester photography course to Westminster Elementary Math & Technology/Environmental Studies Magnet. Magnet programs aim to diversify and desegregate Los Angeles schools.  Instead of the court-ordered bussing of the...

Food Forward: Fighting Food Waste and Hunger

An estimated 40% of food in the United States goes to waste, according to the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC.org). In California, we throw out 5.6 million tons of food per year (KCET.org).  It’s...
Deborah Cloyed teaching lesson at Samy's Camera Photo Camp

Deborah Cloyed Interview

Samy’s Camera has always been committed to and enthusiastically supported educational programs promoting photography. By emphasizing both the artistic and the vocational potential in photography, they have offered numerous classes, put on special workshops,...

Samy’s Camera Outreach Offers Free Photography Education at South LA’s Holy Name of Jesus...

This Fall Samy’s Camera Outreach was delighted to offer a semester photography course at South LA’s Holy Name of Jesus School free of charge.  Holy Name of Jesus parish has a long, rich history beginning...

OYHFS Boys’ Group Home: Photography Workshop & Art Show

Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services (OYHFS) is a non-profit agency that provides comprehensive treatment, education, and support to more than 1,300 at-risk youth each year.  OYHFS provides so many services to LA families,...

Operation: Love Reunited. Samy’s Camera Outreach Provides Free Patriotic Family Photo Sessions to...

"Giving back to those who want nothing more than to come home." That’s the motto of Operation: Love Reunited – a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides free professional photography sessions to military families dealing with...

Living Beauty: Serving Women Cancer Patients

Samy’s Camera Outreach had the pleasure of photographing a Potluck & Meditation event for The Foundation for Living Beauty. The Pasadena-based non-profit was founded in 2005 with the goal of providing supportive services to women cancer...