No Matter What Shape (Y...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I believe the camera you use and the way that you use it determines the format or shape of the final image. Look no further than the hundreds of YouTube videos shot using a vertical format—the shape of the smartphone—despite every TV show or movie the...

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...

Celebrating Labor Day

From the Best of Mark Toal with Joe Farace Thanks for visiting on our little home on the Web on this Labor Day. Today there is some images to maybe inspire you to photograph people, as the sing says “all kinds of people.”  Photograph your kids; make portraits of your mom,...

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...