Photography Tips & Tutorials

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...

Five Photo Essentials to Pack For Comic Con 2018

In case you've never been, San Diego is a gorgeous coastal city with burgeoning Downtown and Arts communities. Thanks to the California sunshine, San Diego looks like this practically year-round: However, in late July, the...
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...
Food Photography

Food Photography Tips by Kimberly Genevieve

Food photography has never been more present in the world of photography as it is today. Especially in a world where social media exists, we are bombarded with what people are eating on Facebook,...
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...
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,...

Five Ways to Prevent Your Camera Gear From Heat Exposure

In case you haven't heard, we're experiencing a record-breaking heat wave here in sunny Southern California. Temperatures have been in and out of the triple digits. A few days ago, temperatures in Anaheim were not...
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...

Beat the Heat! Samy’s Camera’s Top Five Summer Photographer Tips

It's hot out there! We are smack in the middle of summer and this heat is not letting up. However, it's also the ideal season for getting out, traveling, and getting a lot of amazing...
costal photos

Shooting Coastal Photos That Connect

For many of us, summer means a trip to the beach. After all, nothing says ‘vacation’ like sand between our toes and saltwater in our hair. The beach is also a popular photography venue...