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: Branding and Pricing Refresh

The down season is the best time to focus on your branding for the coming year. When shoots and fewer and editing is lighter, you have the time to devote to your brand. As...

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...

The Off-Season: Making the Most of it

Wedding season is over and the busy Spring season has yet to begin. While you may find yourself with more time, the off-season doesn’t have to be slow. Here’s a few things photographers (myself...

#WeddingWednesday: Photographing Small, Intimate Ceremonies

As weddings get more elaborate and expensive, elopements are becoming more and more common. As a photographer, an elopement presents a unique opportunity: a chance to capture the pure moments without all of the...

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: Photographing Winter Engagements Outdoors

With the weather cooling down and the air drying out (and depending on the part of the country you’re in, the precipitation building up), photographing outdoors in the winter poses its own unique challenges....

Review: The Phototools Table Top Photo Kit

I have to admit that after reviewing many of the products from Phototools which is exclusive to Samy’s, I am amazed at the thought of detail and the build of the various photographic products...

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...

#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...