A Walk in the Woods

Today’s Post by Mark Toal This photo was taken on a late winter day in Portland. The reason I start with where and when it was made is that the photo shows the kind of amazing light that we get here in Oregon during the winter and spring. Photographers describe it as a natural soft...

Recycle Your Old Camera

Today’s post is by Mark Toal Old camera bodies, whether SLR or mirrorless, tend  not to have much re-sale value, especially by the time you get around to buying  your next new camera. We’ve probably all have an older camera body sitting around that we don’t use much sitting in a closet...

Having Fun with LED Lig...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The trend of using continuous light sources, such as LED, plays well with photographers integrating video into the services they offer clients. But there’s also a convenience factor. A continuous source lets you see the how light falls on a portrait subject...

What’s Your Next lens P...

Today’s Post by Barry Staver with Joe Farace Let’s take a minute to catch our breath and talk about lenses, their price tags and our need for them. Joe has always wondered why professional carpenters are not more like us in their feelings for their tools. Like us, they need expensive...

Using Exposure Tools: E...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace If you agree that light is one of the key elements that differentiate a good photograph from a snapshot, then it’s  necessary to learn and understand proper exposure. The ability to tweak exposure, even with today’s sophisticated mirrorless cameras, can...

Second Look: Voigtlande...

This post could be subtitled—“Reality Sets In.” Today’s Post by Joe Farace We’re experiencing a nicer than normal Fall here in Colorado. (I hope that’s not a jinx and it snows before I can post this but that’s the way it goes here in the Rockies.) I woke our this morning, looked out the...