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...
Fireworks Photos

Adjusting Aperture For Fantastic Fireworks Photos

Photographing fireworks can be a bit tricky because we’re working in the dark. However, with some knowledge you can be taking fantastic fireworks photos. Perhaps most important is learning to adjust aperture when attempting to...
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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...
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Top 5 Tips for Shooting Nudibranchs

Top 5 Tips for Shooting Nudibranchs Text and photography by: Todd Winner  Let's face it, underwater photographers are obsessed with nudibranchs and California has more than its share of the colorful sea slugs. But how can...
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...
New Orleans Travel Photography

New Orleans Travel Photography Tips

There's something so special about New Orleans - it's both haunting and quite charming. It's old and spooky by also holds a special place in my heart because there really is nothing quite like...
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Organizing Digital Photos in 5 Easy Steps

ORGANIZING DIGITAL PHOTOS IN FIVE STEPS Now that the holiday season has ended, what are you going to do with the 1500 digital photos you took? One of the many joys of digital photography is...
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Dehaze Your Underwater Photographs

By Michael Zeigler and Todd Winner Adobe recently rolled out their 2015 update to the Creative Cloud suite of products. Amongst a myriad of enhancements and performance boosts is the Dehaze effect. Also included in...

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...

#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...