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.  

Samy's Camera Outreach

Helping LA Sheriff’s Department Prevent Youth Crime

In the past quarter century, there’s been a dramatic drop in crime rates among Los Angeles youth.  Uniquely dramatic compared to other large cities.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of gun fatalities amongst...

Samy’s Camera Captures Holiday Memories for Camp Ronald McDonald Cancer Patients and Families

Since 1982, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times has offered a variety of camping opportunities for cancer patients and their families, helping them “recapture hope, enthusiasm, and love of life in a medically and psychologically safe...

Celebrating Life: Photoshoots for Hospice Patients – An Interview with Dr. Sunita Puri

Samy’s Camera Outreach has teamed up with USC’s Keck Hospital to offer portraits for their hospice and palliative patients.  The program is in collaboration with Keck Hospital’s Dr. Sunita Puri, an esteemed clinician-educator and author in...
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...

Annual Holiday Photo Booth for Children with Cancer

Every December, Camp Ronald McDonald throws a Holiday Party for cancer patients and their families. Held at the Warner Bros. Ranch, there’s food and music, fun rides, and activity booths for the 3,000 kids and...
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,...

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...

Samy’s Camera Outreach Helps Music Education Non-Profit Expand

Samy’s Camera has a 40-year history of supporting children’s art education. We use our Outreach program to provide free photography courses and workshops to the students and youth most in need.  We are committed...

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,...

Samy’s Photo Camp: Remembering Spring

As school starts back up in full swing, I find myself reminiscing about last Spring’s stellar photography students. Spring 2017, we brought three new schools into the Samy’s Camera fold (and returned to beloved Good...