© Mark Toal, self-portraitWelcome to Mirrorless Photo Tips: Our goal is to provide you with useful tips for using mirrorless cameras and have fun while doing it. You won’t find re-hashes of product announces or viral videos that get space in other blogs or the same press release from a camera company published on the same day as other, similar blogs. Nope, that’s not us. We’re not a hardware or rumor blog speculating about a new camera that might be announced someday after one that was just launched yesterday. Instead you will read about the real-world experience of actually using these cameras. We are, when it’s all said and done a “How To” blog and want to talk about how to use mirrorless cameras to capture the soul of photography.

Joe FaraceEach day, Monday through Friday, we’ll have a new post on how to all of the tools—cameras and accessories—that are available for mirrorless photography and we’ll include links where you can find more information about them. When I say we, this is a team effort. Mirrorless Photo Tips sprung from the minds of Mark Toal and Joe Farace, two photographers who happen to believe mirrorless cameras not only embody the soul of photography but also its future. That’s why we include “How I Made This Photo” posts, where a new image will be shown with all of the details, lens, camera, exposure data as well as what was going on in the photographer’s mind when they made the image.

Mary FaraceJoining Mark and Joe from time to time will be Mary Farace, former professional photographer and now avid amateur shooter, who brings her own perspective to the mix. Mary calls her Nikon V1, her “art camera” because she feels that it unleashes her inner artist. You’ll also be seeing posts from guest photographers, such as landscape and nature photographer Jamie Zartman, distinguished educator Mildred Alpern and Pulitzer Prize recipient Barry Staver who will share their own tips, tools and techniques that go into creating a dynamic photograph — or even video clips. Because mirrorless camera are the perfect platform for “hybrid” photography.

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