Photography Tips & Tutorials

HOW TO FIND THAT PERFECT LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION

Finding your next landscape location is a process, not a product, and a critical workflow element for landscape art photographers. After all, if you want to make a great landscape photograph, it is critical...

Beat the Heat! Samy’s Camera’s Top Five Summer Photographer Tips

It's hot out there! We are smack in the middle of summer and this heat is not letting up. However, it's also the ideal season for getting out, traveling, and getting a lot of amazing...

Samy’s Camera Guide to Photographing Fireworks

The fourth of July is fast approaching. That means one thing: fireworks! Summer doesn't really kick off until the outdoor grills are dusted off, the smell of cooking hot dogs and burgers fill the...

#WeddingWednesday: 5 Tips for Taking Top Notch Wedding Food Photos

What the one part of the wedding festivities that everyone looks forward to? Think about it. Especially if you are participating in the wedding party, the fun really starts when there are two things readily available:...

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...

WPPI Wrap Up – 5 Photography Wedding Trends to Watch in 2017

Well Vegas, that’s a wrap! Samy’s Camera, with a pop-up store in tow, attended and exhibited at this year’s Wedding Portrait & Photographers International Expo (WPPI) in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Being the premier wedding photography conference and...

Get the Shot! Macro Black Background

Shrimp on wire coral. Canon 5DS-R, EF 100mm Macro, 1/200, f/13, ISO 320 The black background macro shot is something every underwater photographer should have in their portfolio. It’s fairly easy to pull off and...

#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...

#WeddingWednesday: How to Make a Wedding Photography Timeline in 8 Steps

"Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance." My grandfather and father, both military men I love and respect dearly, raised me with this mantra, and it couldn’t be more true for wedding photography. A wedding day is...

Samy’s Camera Guide to Photographing Conventions

We’re here for the highly anticipated geek and pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comic Con. With over 150,000 in attendance in 2015, Comic Con is going to be massive this year....