I drove to the Mint Los Angeles to see Dalton perform Heaven. Heaven is obviously a personal song for Dalton and when I have the ability to direct a video for an artist, I'll take every opportunity to research them. That is the least we can do as photographers and directors, give the client the respect of knowing their project inside and out.  In this case, I've known Dalton since about 13 years old and I feel confident in who he is but that shouldn't stop the research process. (READ MORE)

Photo Conversations


Get the latest in the world of photography with new products, updates, and more! 

Photo infographics

Learn how to photograph by downloading free infographics

Get free downloads on helpful photography and post-production infographics that help with learning photography fast & easy!

My Latest Shoot

Walid Azami, photographer

Go behind the scenes to my latest photo shoots and see we build a project from start to finish, as I explain the process of creation.




I started my "How to Photograph" project because after about 8 years of photography it was time to teach others about the business of photography, photo shoots, lighting, and client management. I began my career with zero knowledge of using a camera or booking a client. I taught myself one new thing each day and 7 days a week I was on Youtube or at a local bookstore learning studio lighting, retouching, etc... I made countless business mistakes, really embarrassing ones but each was a lesson! In there were also great decisions and I photographed or directed clients like Usher, Kanye, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, HP, VW, Target, Courtney Love, etc... I plan on teach you all of that, my mistakes (lessons) and my accomplishments. 

Therefore I started this photography project, to share my experiences with others. My hopes are that you also find a path to success and want to continue learning about photography.

Thank you,