Another Take on Infrare...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “From the research that I’ve done it seems that the bright Arizona sun caused he pupils to be smaller which is where the dark area is. If I had been shooting in a darker scene where the pupils were more dilated I would have gotten darker eyes.”—Mark Toal...

How I Shot “Las V...

From the Best of Mark Toal I think that the best time to take photos in Las Vegas is either very early in the morning as in this case or in the early evening. I started out before sunrise and came across this scene by the Aria and Cosmopolitan hotels about an hour after sunrise. I wanted...

First Dusting of Snow

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern “A spoonful of sugar  Makes the wintry medicine go down“ (With apologies to Mary Poppins and both Sherman lyricists) Even with new prime and zoom lenses in my arsenal, it seemed only right to pay some attention to the Micro Four-third lens that began...

Photographing People Yo...

From the Best of Joe Farace, with photographs by Mary Farace I strongly believe that photographers should use their technical and aesthetic skills to not only photograph their older friends and relatives but should display and preserve these images in an album or website so future...

Fisheye Friday the 13th

From the Best of Mark Toal If you’re a fan of Fisheye lenses like I am, frequently filing Fisheye Friday fotos on Facebook, Fotodiox has a fantastic convertor for you— the Lensbaby Fisheye lens. I love the Lensbaby Fisheye lens on my Micro Four-thirds cameras. When the Lenbaby is used...

Seven Tips for Better P...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Vladimir Horowitz, arguably one of the greatest piano virtuosos who ever lived, practiced every day. Which brings us to the answer to the classic question: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? “Practice, practice, practice.” From time to time I’m  asked...

Choosing the Right Lens...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Both Olympus ($1149) and Panasonic ($797.99) make 7-14mm wide-angle zoom lenses. The maximum aperture of the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm ASPH is f/4 and the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm PRO Lens is f/2.8. If you’re a wide-angle photographer like I am...

The Sharpest Knife in t...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of the biggest advantages that digital imaging has over traditional photography is the ability to sharpen images. Many image editing program, including  Adobe Photoshop, contain a Sharpen command that works by raising the contrast of adjacent pixels but...