Working with Lighting R...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace If you’re new to studio lighting (although the concept applies to available light portraiture as well) you may have heard the term “lighting ratio.” In photography, the term lighting ratio refers to a comparison of the main light (from which shadows fall) to...

Photographs and Memorie...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Last week I had to fly to Florida to help move my mother into a nursing home. She has lived alone for most of her 92 years. One of the first things we did was to bring photos from her apartment to her new room so she could feel at home. As I looked around her...

Clothing Advice When Sh...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I  think that client communications is the most important aspect of portraiture. That dialog begins with the initial contact and then moves through all of the communications that happen during a session but to make the best possible portrait, you should ...

What Is Available Light...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A kind of golden hour one remembers for a lifetime… Everything was touched with magic.—Margaret Bourke-White It ‘s 3 AM and a clanging alarm clock jolts you into semi-consciousness. It’s pitch black outside; last night’s storm has subsided but it’s...

Focusing for Infrared C...

Today’s Post  by Joe Farace When passing through a lens, light waves of different colors and wavelengths don’t focus on the same plane. That’s why, most lenses can’t focus infrared wavelengths on the same plane as visible light. So when you shoot infrared images it may be necessary...

Shooting Infrared with ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace If you read my First Look at Panasonic’s Lumix GX8 you may be left with an impression that I don’t like the camera. That’s not entirely true: I may not like its size, weight and ergonomics but the GX8 is an awesome picture-taking machine and is technically...