Shooting Your First Rod...

From the Best of Jamie Zartman Shortly after I purchased my Panasonic Lumix GH4, a friend called and asked if I wanted to go to a rodeo that evening. I was anxious to see what the GH4 could do shooting in continuous mode and immediately agreed, grabbed my cameras and went. I decided to...

Graffiti on the Train L...

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Visitors, tourists, and neighborhood residents are generally unaware of the graffiti art on the walls of an active two-and-a-half-mile long covered train tunnel beneath the Upper West Side Riverside Park promenade walkway in New York City. A small section...

Mixing In at The Mall

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Although I am not a happy shopper, a mall affords an occasion to watch the world go by as my companions scout the stores.  At an open food court of a Korean mall in Flushing, NY, I sit obscurely off to the side with my camera primed to observe the flow of...

What Kind of Photograph...

From the Best of Mark Toal Somebody recently asked me this question and initially I didn’t know how to answer. I described the type of photos that I shoot and they replied “you’re an opportunist photographer.” At first I was taken aback by the label but I realized...

It’s Not the Gear, It’s...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I think it’s pretty obvious but equipment doesn’t make portraits, people do. It’s obvious that you’ll need a camera and some kind of light source to shoot portraits but you don’t need a $9,000 Hasselblad X1D-50c to make...

Tulips in Black & ...

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern In a recent post, Spring Means Shooting More Black and White, Mark Toal suggested shooting spring scenes in black and white to go against the conventional grain. Why not? Dare to be different, particularly when tulips appear in the varied range of buoyant...