Over 50 top brands from the photo and video communities, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, and GoPro will be part of the event’s trade show, where the latest gear will be on display for exhibition and demonstration.
More than 60 classes will be offered over the course of the two-day event. From lighting to post-processing and everything in between, there are learning opportunities for just about every subject. There are classes for photographers and videographers of all ability levels. Best of all, classes are FREE with your PhotoCon LA ticket.
Photography experts from around the U.S. will be on hand to teach classes and share their experiences with photography and videography. In the classroom and on the main stage for shorter presentations, these experts will give you insights into how to improve your photography using their knowledge, skills, and real-world experience as a guiding force.
Samy’s Camera Photo School will run throughout the weekend, where you can take part in educational events and classes while also helping Samy’s celebrate 40 years in business!
Special guests from the worlds of photography and videography, including Sue Bryce, Joe McNally, Bobbi Lane, and Dean Cundey, as well as celebrities iJustine and Laker Girls Jessie and Julianne.
The inaugural photography expo is May 21-22 in Downtown LA
Finally! Someone has put together a West Coast photography expo that we can get excited about! If you haven't heard, on May 21-22, 2016, right here in Southern California, with our palm trees, beaches, and perfect weather, is a photo expo called PhotoCon LA.
The event is being put together by the folks over at Samy's Camera. Many of you may or may not know, when the Nikon D800 first came out a few years ago, I bought one from Samy's. While I was in their LA store, I observed an amazing culture, one of pride in what they do. I love their service, and frankly enjoy doing business with them.
So, naturally, I was excited to learn about PhotoCon LA. It’s great that we finally have a top-notch photo expo on the West Coast, but even better, I know that if Samy's puts just a fraction of their special sauce into putting on this event, it will be one heck of a weekend!
Okay... I started typing this blog post out before I reached out to Samy's. In the above paragraph I closed off talking about “if Samy's puts just a fraction of their special sauce into putting on this event, it will be one heck of a weekend!” I have since made the time to call them up and learn more about the show, and it’s obvious that these guys didn't cut any corners. They really went all out! It’s not a matter of a fraction of their special sauce...they put the whole kitchen sink into this!
“PhotoCon LA was created based on the need here in Southern California for a major photographic and cinema consumer event. Sponsored by Samy’s Camera, it has received full support from the vendor community to create an exciting experience of showcasing the newest and hottest products and technologies in the industry, a major emphasis on education with over 50 classes and presentations over two days, and the ability for consumers to interact directly with manufacturers.” - David Dimont
Have a look at some of the activities Samy’s has planned for PhotoCon LA 2016:
As if that isn’t enough, Samy’s will be hosting a huge clearance sale throughout the duration of PhotoCon LA. Attendees will have access to an unprecedented collection of clearance items from Samy’s inventory. This includes cameras and lenses, quadcopters and drones, photo accessories, camcorders, bags, and more, all at blowout prices! There will be trade-in and trade-up programs, and show-only deals from vendors as well. If you need to upgrade your gear, this is the time and place to do it!
“We wanted to expand our normal reach in the marketplace to bring attention to all the great tools out there that can help families and photographers improve their picture taking experience. From beginners to professionals, we will be able to share the complete range of equipment and services available both in our stores and online all under one roof." - David Dimont
As David so eloquently described it, PhotoCon LA isn’t just about bringing the pros together; it’s about demonstrating the latest in photographic and cinematic technology, educating people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities about how to be better photographers and videographers, and giving photography enthusiasts in southern California the photography expo we deserve!
So, mark your calendar for May 21-22, 2016 at Magic Box at the Reef in Downtown LA, and join me and thousands of other photographers for a weekend of fun and learning, thanks to Samy’s Camera and PhotoCon LA. Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles will receive a portion of the ticket sales from the event, so not only will you come away from it a better photographer, but you’ll also help children in need.
What are you waiting for?! It will be a weekend to remember, to be sure, so get your tickets today! For further details about the event or venue, or to purchase tickets, visit PhotoCon LA.