Photography Columns

#WeddingWednesday: Six New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

I’m not normally one for resolutions, but I do like to sit down at the beginning of the year and set some overarching goals for the new year. So, I guess am I one...

#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: Sigma SD Quattro H Has The “Wow” Factor

The Sigma SD Quattro H Mirrorless Digital Camera is a highly unique APS-H sensor mirrorless camera designed with the Foveon Quattro sensor. This sensor is renowned for its incredible image quality and color fidelity and produces...

The Photography of Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado is a Brazilian-born photographer, who began his career as an economist. Today he is considered a living legend in the sphere of photography. He has committed himself to long-term projects, all of which...

Put a Little Light on the Subject: GODOX Review

Photography comes from the Greeks - the word meaning drawing with light. Of course, it was over a millennia when Kodak, Fuji, Ilford, and all the others introduced their light sensitive materials that required...

No Pain No Gain: Sigma 85 1.4 Lens Review

No Pain no Gain.....this is one helluva a lot of glass from Sigma. First impression on a Canon 5D Mark III: substantial heft! Who needs to pump iron; This will do! The gains are incredible sharp...
Deborah Cloyed teaching lesson at Samy's Camera Photo Camp

Deborah Cloyed Interview

Samy’s Camera has always been committed to and enthusiastically supported educational programs promoting photography. By emphasizing both the artistic and the vocational potential in photography, they have offered numerous classes, put on special workshops,...
contrast and color

Directing The Eye Part 2 – Contrast And Color

The visual elements that direct the eye are: Contrast, Color, Focus, and Size (balance). Contrast and Color are two elements you have control over during the shooting process and in post. In this article...
New York City

Reflections on New York Photography by Anthony Friedkin

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on the importance New York City has played in my own life as a photographer, and in a much larger and more significant way, the City’s contribution...
Kelly Portrait

The Power of Face-ism

The term “face-ism” and the concept comes from a study on gender bias in the way men and women are portrayed in photographs*. Researchers studied magazines and media and found that photographs of men...