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THIS JUST IN: Rock music photographer Rob Shanahan is teaming up with Samy's Camera for an event you don't want to miss: http://bit.ly/1nbeGJ5. Register now before this seminar sells out!

This seasoned pro, who works as Ringo Starr's personal photographer and as chief photog for Yamaha Music Corp., is sharing some of his behind-the-scenes stories capturing the biggest names in music, as well as demonstrating the lighting and post-production techniques that have put Rob Shanahan Music Photography in a league of its own.

Shanahan's work has graced countless album covers, magazines, ad campaigns and books. Now he's released his own book documenting his extensive background in music photography. Those who purchase "VOLUME 1: Through the Lens of Music Photographer Rob Shanahan with foreword by Ringo Starr" can get their copy signed at the seminar. 

For more on Rob Shanahan visit www.robshanahan.com/.
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BONUS: We're giving a Samy's Camera $25 gift card to each person who attends!
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Need a new lens? Save up to $100 on select Tamron lenses for your DSLR: http://www.samys.com/brand/Tamron/2007.html.
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All of us here at Samy's Camera wish you a Happy Fourth of July! We're closed for the holiday Friday but will be back open Saturday.

Who's busting out their cameras for parades and fireworks displays?

Here's some tips for making the proper adjustments so you get some fantastic shots of tonight's fireworks:
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THIS IS HUGE: We've taken $150 off the price of the Canon EOS Rebel T3 and $100 off the Canon EF 75-300 III zoom lens, for a combined savings of $250! You can get both for just $399.98.

Read all about this killer deal at http://bit.ly/1bBYnPr. Act now before supplies run out!

See why camera enthusiasts are fans of the Rebel T3:

* 12.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed.
* ISO 100 – 6400 for shooting from bright to dim light.
* Improved EOS HD Movie mode with expanded recording [HD: 30p (29.97) / 25p], and with in-camera video editing options.
* High speed, reliable 9-point AF system utilizing a high precision, f/5.6 cross-type center point.
* Enhanced metering with a 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system for accurate metering between exposures.
* 3.0 fps continuous shooting up to approximately 3 JPEGs or approximately 2 RAW.
* 2.7-inch wide TFT LCD monitor (230,000 dots) with Live View function for improved viewing.
* Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
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ALL THIS WEEK: See the best in strobe studio lighting during our Profoto Demo Day! Profoto representatives will be on hand to demonstrate the B1, a battery-powered monolight with TTL at the following locations. See you there!

Tuesday - Samy's Camera Los Angeles
Wednesday - Samy's Santa Ana
Thursday - Samy's Pasadena

For more on studio strobe lighting: http://www.samys.com/c/Strobe-Lighting/2/361.html.
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We wanted to share these great photos taken last week at our Malibu Wines Landscape Photography Workshop by Ron Kacmarcik.

Between the vineyards, the exotic animals, wine tasting and the chateau, Saddlerock Ranch made for quite the photo expedition. The event, which sold out within a week, was such a big success that many of you have asked we do it again -- stay tuned!

Don't miss out on our wide variety of classes and events, offered practically every day of the week at our 6 full-service locations. You can get a complete listing at www.samysphotoschool.com!

(photo credit: Ron Kacmarcik)
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A LEADER IN HYBRID PHOTOGRAPHY: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 digital camera offers a true hybrid experience, providing sharp stills and 4K video recording capability (QFHD4K: 3840 x 2160, 30 fps in MP4): http://www.samys.com/s/fz1000.

You can switch easily between video and still capture for the ultimate in image creativity. The FZ1000 also features in-camera playback and 8-Megapixel screen grabs (3840 x 2160) of 4K video footage to capture the spur-of-the-moment shots often missed with ordinary still photos.

Pre-order the FZ1000 here: http://www.samys.com/s/fz1000.
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Learn how Lightroom 5 can be utilized to produce a perfectly polished portrait. Adobe expert Natasha Calzatti is leading a 3-hour class Wednesday, July 16, at Samy's Photo School in L.A., where she'll demonstrate:

- Basic adjustments for tone and color to optimize the appearance of a photo
- Basic image cleanup to eliminate simple spots and distractions
- Using the new retouching brush
- Utilizing the HSL Panel for isolation of one color
- Skin smoothing
- Sharpening of the eyes
- Lip color
- Healing & Spot Brush
- Teeth whitening
- Using the advanced Brush tool techniques

Also, learn about virtual copies where you can experiment with black and white image adjustments and or add a color tint and vignette effect. Finally, crop and learn about various methods of printing, from contact sheets to fine-art prints. And how to share on the web.

Register now before this popular class sells out: http://bit.ly/1s1rMsA.
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Fourth of July parades are a great photo opportunity, but they are what you make of them. If you shoot straight-on, from the usual perspective, you're going to get mediocre photos. It's all about switching up the viewpoint. Here are a few of our favorite pointers for the parade photographers: 
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WE'RE MOVING: Samy's Camera Santa Barbara moves to downtown S.B. this July!! We're thrilled with our new space, centrally located at 530 State Street, near all the shops. We're busy getting it all dolled up so it's even better than our last store. Stay tuned for our opening sale! 
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Photographer Jac Keo took these striking shots during our sold-out Malibu Wines Landscape Photography Workshop. The event, which sold out within a week, was such a big success that many of you have asked we do it again -- stay tuned!

Don't miss out on our wide variety of classes and events, offered practically every day of the week at our 6 full-service locations. You can get a complete listing at www.samysphotoschool.com!

(photo credit: Jac Keo)
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We're rolling out a NO TAX SALE in honor of Father's Day! Pair that with our additional doorbuster price cuts and rebates and cash in on some of the BEST PRICES you'll see all year! Check out our weekly ad for more: http://www.samys.com/g/weekly-ad/2426.html.

BONUS: You get a FREE intro photography course at our Samy's Photo School, offered at all of our 6 locations, when you purchase a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera ($500+). More info here: http://samysphotoschool.com/free-with-purchase/.
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For more than 30 years, Samy's Camera has been the leader in sales and rentals of the highest quality imaging products and the ultimate resource for the professional and amateur photographer. Our knowledgeable sales personnel, stellar customer service and commanding inventory – it's why Samy's has become the largest imaging retailer on the West Coast and one of the best nationwide.

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