Focus Stacking Primer

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I should know by now that as soon as I sneer at something I’m going to end up doing it. I’ve seen focus stacked images online for a few years and I just didn’t think it was for me. I don’t like things that take a lot of time to do or involve lots of steps to...

Back in the Studio Agai...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace After a stretch of shooting with LED and Fluorescent continuous lighting, it felt good to get back to working with studio lighting that had enough power to shoot photographs at f/11 and ISO 200—without pushing either the lights or the camera. In this case...

Making Sunny Day Portra...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace According to Current Results, a website that summarizes published data and research papers on weather, wildlife and the environment, the Denver area has 245 sunny days a year. By comparison, Miami in the “Sunshine State” has 249. The classic way of...

Street Photography—Shoo...

When I’m traveling for work I love to walk around whatever city I’m in before and after work. The camera gives me a good excuse to head for parts of cities that I haven’t seen before. I’ve written before about carrying one camera and one lens to keep my life...

Using Exposure Tools: E...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace If you agree that light is one of the key elements that differentiate a good photograph from a snapshot, then it’s  necessary to learn and understand proper exposure. The ability to tweak exposure, even with today’s sophisticated mirrorless cameras, can...

Wratten Filters for Inf...

Colored filters are often referred to by Wratten numbers. What’s a Wratten? The Wratten system was developed in 1909 by the English firm of Wratten and Wainwright in a book they published called The Photography Of Coloured Objects. Established in the 1877, Wratten and Wainwright...