Announcing Capturing LA Video Contest

March 15, 2016

Samy’s Camera is partnering with The Audience Awards to launch the Capturing LA Video Contest! Over $12,000 in prizes will be awarded through the competition which will help to celebrate 40 years of Samy’s Camera as a landmark retailer in Los Angeles.

Capturing LA Video Contest

Entrants should prepare a film of less than 5 minutes which helps mark this milestone by representing what has made Los Angeles the premier city in the country. Whether it is the beaches, city scape, Hollywood, the food or the people, focus should be on the filmmaker’s view of what, over the past 40 years, has made LA what it is today. Participants must submit their entry at by May, 9, 2016.  The hashtag #photoconla should be used for tagging and sharing on social media. Finalists and winners will be showcased at Samy’s Camera’s PhotoCon LA event held on May 21st and 22nd in Downtown Los Angeles.

Samy’s Camera presents PhotoCon LA!

Southern California’s Largest Consumer Trade Show for all things Photo and Cinema!

Samy’s Camera, Southern California’s largest camera retailer, is pleased to announce sponsorship of PHOTOCON LA.  Billed as a ‘Photo & Cinema Extravaganza’, PhotoCon LA will take place on May 21 and 22, 2016, 10:00am – 6:00pm, at the Magic Box at the Reef in Downtown Los Angeles.  Over 50 of the photographic and video industry’s top brands including Canon, Nikon, Sony and GoPro will be in attendance to make the event Southern California’s largest ever photo and cinema consumer trade show.

Over two days, the vast 60,000 square foot space provided by the Reef will be packed with a virtual Who’s Who of the Los Angeles photographic and cinema communities providing entertainment, education and opportunity for all levels of photography enthusiasts and professionals. Many of the most respected brands in photography and video will be on hand to offer exhibition and demonstration of their camera and photography related products. Most of who will be offering exclusive deals and discounts only available to PhotoCon LA attendees.

Specials guests will be sharing their experience as photography and video professionals.  Speakers and instructors from all over the United States will be presenting their work, style and techniques in a lineup that will cover all aspects of photography and cinema. Celebrities from the worlds of sport, entertainment, social media and more will also be in attendance.

PhotoCon LA’s theme for 2016 will be a celebration of Samy’s Camera 40 years in business in Southern California. The legendary camera retailer has been a part of the Los Angeles photographic community since opening their doors in 1976. Samy’s Camera’s flagship location on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles is an iconic part of the city’s landscape. The retailer will be offering amazing deals on cameras, photographic and video equipment to attendees of PhotoCon LA.  All arms of Samy’s Camera’s business, including Samy’s Camera Rentals and Samy’s DV & Edit, will be represented at the event including Samy’s Camera Photo School who will be offering a full program of educational events and photography classes throughout the weekend.

A full schedule PhotoCon LA  events, classes, and speakers will soon be available, and on Facebook at

About Samy’s Camera:


Since Samy’s first store opened in Los Angeles in 1976 owner Samy Kamienowicz keeps improving on his vision of a photography retailer that meets every consumer’s needs. Each of the six full-service locations in California is thriving, proving that brick-and-mortar businesses can still succeed with exceptional products and great service. Visit

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