Photography Tips & Tutorials

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...

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...
Don't Take Pictures

Don’t Take Pictures

Photographers are visual people, it is safe to say we are among the most visual people there are. As a group we are the least likely to think about how words and language affect...
Summer Adventures

Get Your Gear Ready for Summer Adventures Photography

How many times have you grabbed your camera bag for a trip and realized that your battery is dead or that you’re missing an important accessory?  Take these tips for getting your camera and photography...
Mom and Dad Cameras

5 Best Compact Cameras for Mom & Dad

As we wrap up Mother's Day and prepare for Father's Day, we thought we would put together a guide of our best cameras for mom and dads who want better results when photographing their...
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...
Underwater Silhouettes

Shooting Underwater Silhouettes by Todd Winner

Underwater silhouettes are easy to achieve and can produce stunning images for your portfolio. They can either be the main subject in your image or used as secondary points of interest with a strobe...
directing the eye

Directing the Eye Part 1 – Psychological Elements by Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 1 - Psychological Elements Composition is the art of arranging things in a photograph to achieve the maximum impact. It is affected by where you choose to place objects, how you pose...
dragging the shutter

Dragging the Shutter Underwater by Michael Zeigler

Written by Michael Zeigler  |  Photos by Michael Zeigler and Todd Winner Dragging the shutter underwater can help produce images that convey a feeling of motion to the viewer. Strobe light allowed me to "freeze" the foreground subjects...
Parade Photos

Picture Perfect Parade Photos

The Fourth of July holiday and local parades go hand in hand. Gathering together with our community and veterans to celebrate the founding of our country and appreciating all who protect our liberties is...