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Tips for Photographing Live Music

THINGS TO CONSIDER A long-time music photographer once told me, "If you can make the drummer look good on stage, you can make anybody look good." Photographing concerts and live music events can be tricky.  There are a lot of... Continue Reading →

Photoshop Tip #2: Give dull hair a quick & easy boost

In the image below we have a situation that comes up a lot; dark hair over a dark background and the hair just doesn't pop.  Start looking at portraits and you'll see it time and again.  I'm going to show... Continue Reading →

Creative Lens Kit for Mobile Phone Photography

Cell phones are everywhere! Almost every person has a phone and is constantly using it to flood social media with countless amounts of images. And why not? It's the one camera that is guaranteed to be on a person at... Continue Reading →

Fun in The Action Camera Studio

I had the opportunity to collaborate with two awesome women in the Sacramento area to create beautiful images using the Action Camera studio. I gained some inspiration from a few photos I found on Pinterest, and I decided to put Action... Continue Reading →

Beauty Headshots: Two Lights & No Background

Create beautiful headshots by learning techniques for two light set up and no background needed.

Getting great portraits with a single inexpensive 19″ ring light

Lights, lights and more lights.  As a full time wedding and portrait photographer I have a vast array of lights; 8 or 10 speed lights, 5 or 6 high powered strobes, half a dozen LED panels, 3 or 4 florescent... Continue Reading →

85mm Showdown: Zeiss Batis vs. Sony G-Master

If you shoot one of the Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, then adding one of these two lenses can give you the ultimate portrait shooting machine. Which one is for you?  If you've asked yourself that very question and still... Continue Reading →

A few quick tips for wedding shooters.

A lot of wedding shooters come to Action Camera to get their gear so I though I'd put together a little discussion about some of the things I think wedding shooters should consider.  Depending on your level of experience, what... Continue Reading →

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