Photography Columns

GREG GORMAN: Celebrity Photographer – And More

By Bill Dobbins www.billdobbinsphotography.com Actor Djimon Hounsou as photographed by Greg Gorman.Greg Gorman is a celebrated photographer of celebrities.  And much more.  While  I’ve always been aware of his celebrity portraits, what else impressed me about his...
Photographing Interiors

Tips For Photographing Interiors

I hope you all had time to check out my post from last week on photographing with natural light. This week, I'm sharing some tips for capturing beautiful interiors. I've been fortunate enough to...

#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...

Review: Phototools Beauty Dish with Grid (32 In.)

When one is testing a beauty dish, it helps to find willing beauties to pose for the review. Fortunately, we have two brave enough to face my lens here at Samy’s Playa Vista. So, with...

#WeddingWednesday: Tips for Shooting Rainy Day Nuptials

Contrary to popular belief, it does rain in Southern California. As California photographers, we may be less equipped than photographers in other regions.  But never fear! Perhaps the venue is outdoors, without an indoor...
Ralph Nelson President Obama

Ralph Nelson Interview

Ralph Nelson is considered one of the finest and most highly respected unit still photographers working today. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, the unit still photographer works on...

Review: Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

I have to repeat that I feel like the luckiest photographer in the world having such amazing photographic products handed to me to test and give you my take (in my simple way). If...

Priced to Sell: Nikon B500 Review

Are you looking for an affordable gift for a family member or maybe even yourself? This Nikon B500 is priced to sell. Are there better cameras out there? Of course; but, for this price, you...

From Here To Eternity Zoom: Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 is The Perfect Bridge Camera

Let me start by saying that I recently bought the FZ2500 that I am reviewing from Samy’s Camera. So, I must admit bias here. Yep, one of the hazards of working with Samy’s Camera...

Kylie Reviews – Tamron 90mm Lens

Hey photo world! I’m back with a series of new reviews of some fabulous new lenses. First up is the Tamron 90mm f 2.8 macro lens, and let me tell you- this is going...