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...

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...

Bicycles and Art

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Artistry of form In silvery tensile spokes Wheel  of adventure Bicycles have intricate sculptural shapes with the wheels, spokes, and angled handlebars in familiar arrangement. The problem is that surroundings often distract enjoyment of their geometric...