REVIE WS WEST
Beau Photo Supplies
Sales and Rentals
Vancouver has amazing
locations and great assistants.
has the rental
to help you
get your job
Beau Photo also carries the latest bodies and
lenses from Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Fujifilm as well
as professional lighting, grip, camera bags, filters,
accessories and even film and darkroom supplies.
432 Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
4411 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
3309b S. Bristol St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
530 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
1759 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
1090 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA
9 E. Brooks Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
As the largest lighting, grip and
generator house in Nevada, JR Lighting (JRL) has been renting equipment
to film and television productions since 1991. In response to photographers
asking for more than hot lights and silks, the company now carries umbrellas,
tripods, backgrounds, seamless, Speedotron and Profoto, including battery
packs and all the light-manipulating tools you need. While JRL provides
services such as deliveries, crew recommendations and connections with
local venders, its main function is renting. “Flying with equipment is a total
pain,” says founder James “JR” Reid. “Rent from us and don’t get charged for
all those travel days.” Out-of-town photographers go for the popular one-ton
box truck package, which comes with a selection of grip equipment and
hot lights on rolling carts. With a lift gate and room for other gear, it’s ideal
for any location. The full packages plus all equipment and expendables are
listed on their website.
With six locations in California, Samy’s Camera is dedicated to providing customers with a friendly
and knowledgeable sta; in a relaxed environment. Customers are able to select from all types and
sizes of film, darkroom equipment and supplies in the Film and Darkroom Department. The state-of-the-art in-house lab handles both digital and traditional film processing, and the Camera and
Consumer Digital Department caries 35mm and small-format digital cameras and lenses from every
major manufacturer in the world. The Pro Department carries a selection of Canon Professional
Cinema equipment including the C100, C300 and C500 along with all the new Zeiss Cinema
lenses. Rigs, audio and lighting equipment complete the Professional Video Department. The
Pro Department also carries an unparalleled selection of medium- and large-format cameras and
accessories. Samy’s Rental Department constantly updates its inventory to provide one easy stop for
any shoot or project. All of the locations o;er the full range of products they carry, while the flagship
store in Los Angeles also o;ers specialized services.
PRO KNOCK OUT INC.
2140 Ashbourne Dr.
San Marino, CA 91108
“We are a photo retouching-service firm,” explains
owner Flora Lee. Her company focuses on
clipping paths for digital images, something she
describes as “very critical for photographers to
make clean, crispy photo shots.” Starting with
plenty of experience in what she perceived to be
an underserved part of the industry, she’s been
at it since 2002. “Many companies have their
own teams to do clipping paths in house,” she
says, but the employee turnover rate is high. As
she puts it, it isn’t easy for employers to retain
qualified workers willing “to continue working
on this tedious and boring job for a long time.”
That’s where Flora Lee is on to something big.
She can overlook the tedium and see the larger
picture. She’s a real pro, it shows, and business is
(See locations for EDU Department, Professional and Broadcast
Video, and Playa Vista Rentals online)