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...

Spring Means Shooting M...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Now that it’s spring (at least here in the Portland area) and the flowers are blooming and the sky is turning blue again it makes me want to set my camera to black and white modes. I once read something about always trying to do the opposite of what you...

Infrared in the Desert

Today’s Post by Mark Toal It’s been a long, rainy winter in the Northwest this year so I haven’t been able to use my Infrared camera as much as I would have liked. Infrared photography is easiest when there are white puffy clouds against a blue sky and fairly bright light. The middle of...

Sharp or Just Acceptabl...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace For my digital image processing, I use a 5K iMac and it’s changed the way I view and work with older images. Images made with older, lower resolution digital cameras and viewed on older, softer CRT monitors don’t compare with how they looked on...

Travel Photography: One...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Every New Year I make a resolution to simplify and get rid of things in my life. For the past month or so I have tired to just use one camera and one lens when I travel. My favorite combination is the Panasonic Lumix GX85 with the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7...

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...