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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...
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Top 5 Tips for Shooting Nudibranchs

Top 5 Tips for Shooting Nudibranchs Text and photography by: Todd Winner  Let's face it, underwater photographers are obsessed with nudibranchs and California has more than its share of the colorful sea slugs. But how can...
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,...
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Top 5 Tips for New Underwater Photographers by Michael Zeigler

We've all done it. We get home after a long trip abroad or after a few dives on a local dive boat, we upload our photos, and... *dang it.* "Had I only been closer...
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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...