Photography Tips & Tutorials

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...
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...
amazing underwater photos

Top 10 Tips for Amazing Underwater Photos by Michael Zeigler

Written by Michael Zeigler  Photos by Michael Zeigler and Todd Winner Have you ever taken a photo, reviewed it on the LCD screen, and thought to yourself, "Nailed it!"? Chances are you have, and chances...
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...
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...
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...
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...
cinema lenses

Cinema Lenses vs Photography Lenses

I regularly get asked about the differences between cinema lenses and photography lenses for video use. “Will cinema lenses really make my video better?” “What are the advantages?” “Are they worth the price?” Good cinema lenses and photography...