Shooting with Fisheye L...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The term fisheye, when used in relation to lens design, was originally coined in 1906 by American physicist Robert W. Wood who based it on how a fish would see an ultra-wide hemispherical view from beneath the water (aka “Snell’s window.”) Yes, this is...

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...

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...

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...