Photography Tips & Tutorials

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...
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...
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...
shooting shipwrecks

Top 10 Tips for Shooting Shipwrecks by Todd Winner

Text by: Todd Winner - Photography by: Todd Winner and Michael Zeigler Michael Zeigler on the wreck of the Hogan. San Diego, CA, Canon 5D mark III, Canon 8-15mm fisheye lens, Nauticam housing, and Ikelite strobes. Shipwrecks have always been fascinating...
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...

#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...

Tried and True–Methods for Shooting Fireworks

It is the Fourth! Break out the hot dogs, the beer, the ball game and the tanning lotion. Not to mention the tripod and a cable release. At this time of year, in preparation for...
must-haves fall photography

Must-Haves for Fall Photography Exhibitions

As time to head north for Samy's Photo School's Yosemite National Park, Fall Exploration Workshop grows near,our team is getting increasingly excited about the opportunity.  The dates during which the photography workshop is being held - October 29th...

Three Tips That Will Take Your Food Photography To The Next Level

If you don't know what today is, you really should. It's National Cheeseburger Day! But, before we head off to find a delicious burger to celebrate, let's talk food photography. Food can be a tricky thing to...
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...