Hidden Gems: Think Tank...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Beginning a new series… Hidden Gems are camera accessories that I wouldn’t want to live without. Camera accessories are addictive and it’s easy to buy too many cases, straps or even lenses. Well, maybe not lenses. I’ve started to look at the...

Shooting Iconic Images

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Freedom Tower’s rise Unfurled from a wind-blown flag Strengthens nation’s ties Suppose the subject we shoot is a familiar one, a highly recognizable iconic image. Then why another? For example, Freedom Tower, the main building of the rebuilt...

Photographing Fireworks...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Some photographic subjects, such as fireworks or lightening, can’t easily be captured using any of the standard exposure metering systems but there are some cameras, including some from Olympus, that offer a Fireworks Mode that slows the shutter speed and...

Shooting Landscapes wit...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace While Mark Toal and I were visiting the Garden of the Gods, he loaned me a Panasonic Lumix GX85, with which I used to make the below shot. Mary ordered me a black Lumix GX85 with 12-32mm lens for my birthday last month and it finally arrived. Here are a...

My Favorite F-Stop

Today’s Post by Mark Toal                  When I was a kid I always had a favorite color, super hero, car, etc. Now that I’m an adult I have a favorite f-stop; It’s f/7.1. When I was shooting events and weddings for a living I found that when I shot at larger apertures, such as...

Shooting in a Small Stu...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Before I moved into a new house and my new 11×15-foot home studio*, when I wanted to shoot full-length shots in my 7×9-foot basement studio, the solution was to clean up some of the junk on the opposite side of the studio space and pose the models...