Photography Columns

#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...
Engaged Observers Exhibition

Engaged Observers Exhibition at The J. Paul Getty Museum

Currently on view is an exceptional exhibition entitled "Engaged Observers," at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Engaged Observers exhibition is about photojournalism and the electrifying power photography has to tell us about ourselves in intimate,...
David Fahey

Interview of David Fahey of the Fahey-Kline Gallery

David Fahey is considered one of the most respected photo dealers in the United States. He is the director and co-owner of the Fahey-Kline gallery located on La Brea avenue in Los Angeles. He...

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...
Sigma 24-35mm

Sigma 24-35mm F/2 Art Lens Review by Kimberly Genevieve

Last week, I had a brief moment to test shoot with Sigma’s new 24-35mm F/2 Zoom lens(which is the world’s first F/2 zoom lens). Although it was a very quick opportunity, I was left with...
Douglas Kirkland

Interview with Douglas Kirkland by Anthony Friedkin

Douglas Kirkland is one of the most respected and celebrated photographers of the last fifty years. His career and the people he has photographed are legendary. At age twenty-four, Kirkland was hired as a...
Panasonic Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review

PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-G7 DIGITAL CAMERA REVIEW BY ANTHONY FRIEDKIN Recently, I was asked to try out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Digital SLR and share my impressions with our readers. Upon picking the camera up, I was...

Sony RX100 V Review: Big Things Come in Small Packages

Imagine being able to put an incredibly powerful and feature-rich camera that can do almost everything you want in your shirt pocket. Well, it does exist in the small Sony RX100 V. I have had...
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...
Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 5 – Putting It All Together by Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 5 - Putting It All Together by Thann Clark We have covered the psychological elements that naturally direct the eye: faces, eyes, pattern interruption, text and the visual elements: contrast, color, focus,...