As a special preview of the LA Baby Show, coming up on the weekend of November 5-6, we have interviewed or profiled many of the Show’s vendors and participants. You can read all about them on this Show blog, but of course the real fun is experiencing the Baby Show in person.
Tickets to the Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual, and can be purchased here.
As the Presenting Sponsor of the LA Baby Show, Canon has partnered with their prominent LA distributor Samy’s to help create the Show. Canon has been a benchmark of the camera and photography industry for years, and Samy’s is a leader in image products and has led the way for over forty years. They combine fantastic customer service with the latest in products and technology.
To learn more about Samy’s and Canon, we spoke with Terry Taitz, a member of the Samy’s team.
For those who don’t know, what are the goals and core mission of Samy’s?
For over 40 years, Samy’s Camera has been the leader in sales of high quality imaging products and the ultimate resource for the professional and amateur photographer. Knowledgeable sales staff, exceptional customer service, and an impressive up-to-date inventory are the reasons that Samy’s Camera enjoys a loyal following. Samy founded Samy’s Camera in 1976 with a vision for a full service store. This vision is exemplified in all of our locations, including our flagship store on Fairfax Boulevard, with three floors stocked with the latest and most exciting selection of photographic, video and electronics equipment available.
When and how was the company started? How has it evolved since then?
In the past 15 years, Samy’s Camera has expanded to include successful full-service stores in Culver City, Pasadena, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. We now provide this renowned service, information and product inventory nationwide at our web site or call us at 1-800-321-4SAMY.
What sets Samy’s apart from other camera companies?
Samy’s Camera regularly hosts equipment demonstrations, special sessions with manufacturers, product training, and guest classes – all in addition to our own classes held in our state of the art computer lab at Samy’s EDU. Our EDU blog is a place to find useful information online about classes, workshops and photo trips. It’s also a place to connect to the photo community and see helpful videos from our instructors and friends.
Our Camera Department carries an extensive selection of digital SLRs, lenses and point and shoots from every major manufacturer. Samy’s realizes that professional photographers, as well as amateurs and students, are always seeking the most advanced photographic and video technology. Samy’s rental department constantly updates its extensive rental inventory to provide one easy stop to prepare for any shoot or project. For those looking to “trade up” or find a rare and unique camera, our Used Camera Department buys and sells an extensive selection of used cameras and lenses.
How did Samy’s get involved with Canon, and the LA Baby Show?
As Canon’s largest dealer on the West Coast and based in Los Angeles it was a no brainer that Canon reached out to us to participate in the LA Baby Show as their supporting dealer.
What can parents expect to see from Samy’s and/or Canon at the LA Baby Show?
The parents attending the LA Baby Show can expect to see all the wonderful imaging products that Canon has available and answer any questions they may have on these products and photography in general.
To find out more about Samy’s, check out samys.com.