The Last Hurrah

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Summer garden blooms Now in senescent throe Sigh their last hurrah Photo opportunities are to be found where you may least expect them. With the approach of winter, visitors tend to ignore the hidden gems in the famous 91st Street Garden on the promenade...

Holiday Photography wit...

From the Best of  Mark Toal Whether you already have a mirrorless camera or get one on Christmas morning as a gift, I want to share a few tips for getting good photos during the upcoming holidays. I’m normally not a conservative photographer; I like to break the rules and try different...

One-on-One Portrait Wor...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace For years people have asked if they could shoot with me and now you can join me in a series of hands-on workshops on studio lighting. The workshop is tailored to your specific needs and photographic experience, so each one is different and fits beginner...

Prime Time for Lenses

Today’s Post by Mark Toal A prime lens is a photographic lens whose focal length is fixed, as opposed to a zoom lens. I’ve always liked the idea of a fixed focal length lens but I’m just lazy and love being able to stay in one place and have the lens do all the work. I love zoom lenses...

Holiday Gift Guide: Com...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I don’t use a tripod very often, but I love having a small tripod that I can carry in my camera case or suitcase when I travel. I have bought a lot of different compact tripods over the years and I’m currently using a couple of Sirui tripods that I really like....

How I Made: Advanced Yo...

Today’s Post by Barry Staver As good as the Panasonic Lumix GH-4 is for still photography, it’s even better for shooting video. I originally went with this system for stills, not intending to shoot video. As a lifelong documentary photographer, I believed there was no need to add motion...