For most, you probably feel like:

Meanwhile, photographers and videographers are like:

Whether it’s your day off or the work party is just getting started, you should make time to check out this week’s roundup. There’s some good stuff in here. Let’s get into the details.

Pre-Order Alert!

According to its official website, SIGMA’s cine lenses offer both outstanding optical performance and compactness and are ready to take on ultra-high-resolution shoots in 6K-8K Now true cinematography is within reach, even on smaller projects or for special effects.

Samy’s Camera is now taking pre-orders on these Sigma Cine beauties! Choose and purchase your lenses here.

Have You Spotted the Great Pumpkin?

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It’s Halloween time! And, that means it’s time for another Samy’s Camera Photo Contest! This year’s theme is…THE GREAT PUMPKIN. Anything and everything pumpkin – from pumpkin patch hunting, pumpkin shenanigans with the kids, or pumpkin carving – Get creative, think outside the box, and show us your pumpkins this Halloween!

Keeping this theme in mind, take and submit an original photo for a chance to win one of these Ah-mazing prizes:

  • First Prize: Canon EOS Rebel T6 SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses Kit ($749 value)
  • Second Prize: $200 Samy’s Gift Card
  • Third Prize / Popular Vote: $100 Samy’s Gift Card

The First and Second prize winners will be selected by a panel of Samy’s Camera judges.

The Third Prize winner will be chosen by popular vote. Entrants are not allowed to vote for their own submission.

Enter here.

Share the Moment with Nikon

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Be among the first to see the new KeyMission Action Camera in, well, action! There’s even some free swag for the first attendees.

More info: http://bit.ly/2eBU1hZ

Coming up at Samy’s Photo School

Oct 29: Learning Surf Photography with Stan Moniz

This is an introductory course to the fun and exciting world of surf photography.  Perfect for the beginner who is getting their feet wet, to the experienced surf photographer who is interested in getting their camera into an Aquatech water housing. The instructor Stan Moniz will be going through his personal techniques and set up on both the camera, lenses and a various Aquatech water housing and ports. Aquatech pros will be on hand with housings for all students to work with during the workshop.  This workshop offers real world hands on experience in a creative learning environment out in the field. Each student will have the opportunity to go out in the ocean or at the water’s edge. Take your photography and awareness of the beautiful world of surf photography to the next level with this rare opportunity.

Oct 29: Learn to use your new Panasonic Lumix Camera – FREE event – LA!

Learn to use your new Panasonic Lumix camera with Mark Toal and Peter Preston! Come in and spend time with Mark and Pete from Panasonic and get familiar with your new camera.

OCT 29: Better Photos Now! Levels 1 and 2 with Gregg Cobarr – PAS

Photographer Gregg Cobarr’s Better Photos Now! workshop at Samy’s Camera EDU is a crash course in people photography. In this very popular class, students will learn how to take manual control of their camera using the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Gregg’s infectious energy and enthusiasm ensures that everyone has a great time while they are learning.

Extras

Victor Hasselblad TV Interview From 1967

In 1967, Swedish National Television was granted a rare interview with Victor Hasselblad at his home in Råö on the Onsala Peninsula in Sweden.

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This was shot over a period of two years….

Photography played a big role in this Star Wars Project

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CREDIT: Sebastien Del Grosso

French freelance photographer and graphic designer Sebastien Del Grosso has created a series of beautiful artworks based on the Star Wars universe. It might not look like it, but photography played a big role in the project. Check out his work here.

Have a fun and safe Halloween!