Photography Tips & Tutorials

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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...
Photographing Interiors

Tips For Photographing Interiors

I hope you all had time to check out my post from last week on photographing with natural light. This week, I'm sharing some tips for capturing beautiful interiors. I've been fortunate enough to...
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...

Kelly May’s 7 Tips For Making YouTube Videos

Hello! My name is Kelly May, I’m an Executive Producer in Los Angeles. I’ve created and produced YouTube series for DreamWorks, Maker Studios, AwesomenessTV, Awestruck and Disney Channel. I’ve worked with some of 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....
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...

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...
Organize Digital Photos

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...
Underwater Silhouettes

Shooting Underwater Silhouettes by Todd Winner

Underwater silhouettes are easy to achieve and can produce stunning images for your portfolio. They can either be the main subject in your image or used as secondary points of interest with a strobe...
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,...