Digital Q&A: A Que...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Q: Do you prefer large capacity memory cars or smaller capacity cards? And why? A: I prefer large capacity cards for lots of reason. The other day on social media I saw a comment (see Q&A about comments) that this person always uses small capacity...

Meike 50mm f/2 and 35mm...

Today’s Video by David Thorpe The Meike 50mm f/2 is a manual focus, super multi-coated lens for Micro Four-thirds mirrorless (and APS-C) cameras. Lens design consists of five groups of 6 elements. Its minimum aperture is f/22 and the lens has a filter size of 49mm. Meike’s 35mm f/1.7 is...

How I Made Sara’s Portr...

From the Best of Mark Toal Last week I spoke at a workshop on how to use 4K video to shoot a model and grab a singe frame from the 30 frames per second to produce the final image. In case you missed it, here’s link to a blog post that I wrote a about how to shoot 4K photographs. In...

Vintage Stained Glass

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Stripped of bright color Luminous in monochrome  Milk glass butterfly The Eastern yellow swallowtail is a stunner, an avaricious feeder on the butterfly bush (Buddleia) and languorous at rest. In proximity, the complementary purple and yellow shades are...

Obtaining Correct Expos...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace When using the substitution method, you replace an object within the scene with an object of know reflectance, such as a Kodak Gray Card (or the new Gray Card Plus) and take a reflected-light meter reading from this object. You can substitute objects that...

Light Painting a B-17

From the Best of Mark Toal I’ve always wanted to try light painting so when I saw this World War II B-17 bomber that was located just south of Portland, Oregon I knew it was my type of subject. I called by friend Gregg who has done some light painting and we headed over on a night just...