Photography Tips & Tutorials

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...
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...

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...

#WeddingWednesday: 5 Tips for Taking Top Notch Wedding Food Photos

What the one part of the wedding festivities that everyone looks forward to? Think about it. Especially if you are participating in the wedding party, the fun really starts when there are two things readily available:...
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...

Three Tips That Will Take Your Food Photography To The Next Level

If you don't know what today is, you really should. It's National Cheeseburger Day! But, before we head off to find a delicious burger to celebrate, let's talk food photography. Food can be a tricky thing to...
underwater tips

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...
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...

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...
beer photography

I Take Pictures Of My Beer

Over an event photography career which has spanned nearly two decades, Lloyd "Baddog" Brown has become an icon of Los Angeles's social media scene. In recent years, he has carved a niche for himself...