Why I Always Carry A Ca...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I love photographs that not only capture the way a scene looks, but how it feels. In this photo taken on the Kingston Ferry in Washington State I was feeling a little down because summer was ending and the dark gray fall and winter in the Northwest was...

Why I Love Instagram

Today’s Post by Mark Toal The main reason I use Instagram is that I love looking at creative photos and you don’t have to put up with all the politics and bizarre links (and fake news—Joe) that you find on Facebook. Don’t get me wrong I still post almost all of my images on both Facebook...

These Boots Are Made fo...

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern These boots are made for walkin’ And that’s just what they’ll do One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you – Lee Hazelwood Because I was unsure of what an outdoor excursion might entail, I chose to carry the light and...

It’s Cyber Monday...

The term “Cyber Monday” was created by marketing companies to persuade people to online shopping. shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005, in a Shop.org press release entitled “‘Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping...

Go Monochrome on Black ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of the things I like to do to get myself out of a rut is to shoot a few portraits in monochrome mode. It doesn’t have to be all the images that you make during a session; maybe just a few to see what happens. If you think that’s a bad idea because you...

Happy Thanksgiving: Giv...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace This is a day that celebrates optimism and photographers are, or at least should be, optimists but many of them (me included) have a pessimistic side that echoes some of the best business advice I ever received. In his books and seminars, the legendary...

Holiday Gift Guide: San...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace You can’t shoot a 35mm camera without film and you can’t shoot a digital camera without a memory card. And while I have written about the advantages of having fewer larger capacity cards than more smaller, memory cards keep getting bigger and faster letting you...

Shooting Intelligent Au...

From the Best Mark Toal After la previous blog about how I’ve started using Auto ISO somebody made a lighthearted comment on Facebook asking if I was going to start shooting in Program mode next? The correct answer that I’m more often shooting using the Intelligent Auto Mode or IA with...