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...
Directing The Eye

Directing the Eye Part 4 – Size by Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 4 - Size When we talk about size in a photograph we are actually talking about relationships; either the relation of the subject to the frame, or its relation to something...
Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 5 – Putting It All Together by Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 5 - Putting It All Together by Thann Clark We have covered the psychological elements that naturally direct the eye: faces, eyes, pattern interruption, text and the visual elements: contrast, color, focus,...
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...
shooting with natural light

Tips For Shooting With Natural Light

I've been obsessed with shooting with natural light since day one. Early on in my photography career, I could barely afford to buy the few lenses that I really wanted, let alone all the...

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...
Super Macro

Super Macro: Beyond Small

What is super macro? Most macro lenses like the Canon 100mm or Nikon 105mm have the ability to magnify a subject to life size or 1:1. In other words, those lenses will allow you to fill the frame...
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...

7 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Capture The Great Summer Outdoors

Summer is an amazing time of the year. School is out, vacation season is in full swing, and for many, it's a time to get outside and reconnect with the great outdoors. Long days and...

We Spent the Weekend With Four Sigma Art Lenses

What does one do when asked to take four brand new Sigma Prime lenses for a spin? First: pinch yourself. Then, one immediately and enthusiastically accepts. When testing out new lenses (especially four at one...