Photography Tips & Tutorials

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....

Kelly May’s 7 Tips For Making YouTube Videos

Hello! My name is Kelly May, I’m an Executive Producer in Los Angeles. I’ve created and produced YouTube series for DreamWorks, Maker Studios, AwesomenessTV, Awestruck and Disney Channel. I’ve worked with some of the...
beer photography

I Take Pictures Of My Beer

Over an event photography career which has spanned nearly two decades, Lloyd "Baddog" Brown has become an icon of Los Angeles's social media scene. In recent years, he has carved a niche for himself...
cinema lenses

Cinema Lenses vs Photography Lenses

I regularly get asked about the differences between cinema lenses and photography lenses for video use. “Will cinema lenses really make my video better?” “What are the advantages?” “Are they worth the price?” Good cinema lenses and photography...
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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...
cosplay photography tips

Cosplay Photography Tips

My name is James Rulison, a cosplay photographer located in Southern California. On average, I cover 14 conventions that cosplayers attend per year. I literally have taken thousands of frames of cosplayers from all...