Shooting the Leica DG V...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal In today’s installment of What Lens to Buy, Mark looks at the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH lens… My favorite Micro Four-thirds lens has always been the Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4 ASPH lens ($897.99.) It’s small, light and very sharp. When I first...

Infrared: Process or No...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Why do you shoot infrared, when regular photography is already so hard”—question from a reader. My feeling is that infrared photography is as difficult as you want to make it. For example, I was surprised there was a SOOC movement within the world of...

Shoot Some Infrared Por...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace In Mark Toal’s insightful post called “Infrared Portraiture? Why Not” he says, “Somewhere I read that Infrared photography is not good for portraits. Skin tones can look strange and eyes will be black was the usual reason given. By accident last week I...

Black and White Thought...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Lately whenever I pick up my camera I change it to black and white and often the 1:1 square format. Over the winter, I was scanning old black and white negatives from my first years as a photographer and I was struck by how b&w captures the feeling in an...

Clearing Your Mind with...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As I’ve written about on our sister blog, I like to take walks during the day to get a bit of exercise, clear my head and sometime try out  new equipment, which was the case on this particular day. I had just purchased a used but new-to-me white...

Scheduling Model Test S...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace My first step when working with a new model is to schedule a test shoot that usually takes two hours during which I’ll typically make two hundred photographs. I start the process with interview where I’ll look at her portfolio (if she has one) and go on...