A Poetic Catalogue

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Flower catalogues are nice Images so precise But they surely miss the mark With clarity too stark Flower pictures in catalogues, while botanically accurate, lack emotional charge. I desire something more poetic in images of the bursting spring offerings. A ...

A Few Words About Portr...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Mark Toal once asked the question: “Is 4K Video the future of portrait photography?” and provided an interesting answer. In the meantime, I’d like to answer a question that I’m most often asked about my portrait and glamour...

Signals of Spring

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern “Little faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup,” a variation on Sara Teasdale’s poem, Barter Signs of spring are popping up, and the best way to spot them in New York City is to casually walk the side streets of a local neighborhood where residents...

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...

People Make Photographs...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I’ve said this before and it’s worth repeating for any new readers of the blog: I am not employed, under contract, or sponsored by any camera company. The ads you see at right are from companies that Mark and I know and trust and go to pay the...

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...