On-budget waterproof camera

Last Summer I decided I want to try underwater photography. I did quite a lot of researching on the equipment and realized I simply can't afford it. No, mam! Even the waterproof cases - the ones I would trust to use, not the DIY ziplock bags. So, I was kind of sad I had to... Continue Reading →

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Self-Portrait of the Photographer {Portrait Photography, San Jose, CA}

Who’s up to a challenge? 🙂

Ewa Samples Photography

Taking pictures is my passion. It is a passion of every photographer out there, at least this is what I believe in.

We spent hours on end shooting, editing, thinking about locations or location hunting, visualizing sessions with clients, browsing the Internet and organizing our Pinterst boards. Everything for one purpose – to become a better photographer and to serve our clients better. Many of us have mastered and memorized all the techniques of encouraging our models to feel comfortable in front of the camera. We know a lot about posing, how to make people look good, how to use the light and how to use every bit of space as a good spot for a photograph.

We take tremendous amounts of pictures weekly… Don’t we.

But how many pictures of ourselves, with kids, with spouses or without them, do we have?
How many times when somebody said, “hey you’ve…

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Photo Art Friday on Thursday, and ALL my kids (minus No.4 – the husband)

I'll try to make this post very short today. Simply because No.1 just went down for her nap and I am able to become a couch potato for an hour or two. Starting with my submission for Photo Art Friday: Following with some shots or my darlings who drive me crazy lately. Finishing with No.3... Continue Reading →

Tutorial: “How to take self-portraits”, Part II – Focus without a remote and a tripod

While creating this video I was working with about 20 minutes of pictures and short movies. I knew that making one video out of it is going to be way too long, so I've used only part of it to make the one I'm sharing today, and the rest of it I'll use later. I... Continue Reading →

Tutorial: “How to take self-portraits”, Part I – Basic Tips

When I was brain storming about from where I should start this tutorial, the topic of FOCUS came as the most important. It wouldn't be as important if I had a remote, but this is the point here: I want to show you that not having a remote or tripod should not stand on your... Continue Reading →

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