Photography Tips & Tutorials

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...
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...
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...
dehaze underwater photograph

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...
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...
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...
directing the eye part 3

Directing the Eye Part 3 – Focus by Thann Clark

Directing the Eye Part 3 - Focus Using focus to direct the eye is taken for granted — so much so its effect can often go unnoticed — but its pull is absolute. Focus might...

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...
Rule of thirds

Forget the Rule of Thirds by Thann Clark

Composition is the soul of photography, but not an easy subject to master, and not one that can be learned by following simple rules. The first thing inevitably taught in photographic composition is “The...

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....