Photography Columns

…So Began My Friendship with Graham Nash

I have been writing camera, lens and product reviews here at Samy's Camera since last year. As I have written, I have been a professional and fine art photographer for many decades now. In the...

Size Matters Deux – Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Digital

Let me call it as it is and slightly contradict the title. Also, this will be a continuation of exploring the digital medium format arena. The contradiction is that I have gotten amazing results...
ZEISS OTUS 55MM

Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4 Lens Review

I recently had the opportunity to test and play with the brand new Zeiss Otus 55mm / 1.4 lens. This lens has been noted as one of the sharpest lens' ever created. This caught...

So You Want to Start A Photography Business?

So You Want to Start A Photography Business? One of the most common questions I get from aspiring photographers is “How do I start a photography business?” While there’s definitely not one route to success,...
JAMIE TRUEBLOOD

Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers Crew Call Review

I am excited about a wonderful exhibition currently on display at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. The display honors individuals that are so often overlooked in our celebrity-driven...
Rule of thirds

Forget the Rule of Thirds by Thann Clark

Composition is the soul of photography, but not an easy subject to master, and not one that can be learned by following simple rules. The first thing inevitably taught in photographic composition is “The...
What Doesn't Kill You

What Doesn’t Make You Stronger Kills You by Thann Clark

What Doesn’t Make you Stronger, Kills You. What you should know about critiques.   Anyone attempting anything creative has to face criticism.  Whether you are seeking an informed opinion, or dealing with online comments, the words can sting. ...

The Nikon D3400 is Light & Simple to Use

First impression: Wow. The Nikon D3400 fits into my not-so-small shooting hand perfectly; not to mention, the camera is super light. It's a solid little camera that will eliminate all day camera carry fatigue on...

#WeddingWednesday: The Client Questionnaire, Part 2

I started describing my client questionnaire in last week’s blog. This week I’m writing about the second half of my wedding client questionnaire.     Family Formal Shot List A family formal shot list is a...

#WeddingWednesday: The Importance of Posing

When I first started my photography business, I built it on creating “natural, true to you portraits!”. I had written on my website, “no bright lights, no stiff poses, just you and your natural...