Pocket Wizard in the Mi...

The inexpensive radio slave I’ve been using for the past few years refused to work with my new mirrorless camera so I found a replacement. It was another inexpensive radio trigger and worked (most of the time) but was rather flimsy and constantly falling off whatever monolight I attached...

Portland/Denver Train D...

Portland Area The Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700 locomotive, which was built in 1938 during the glory days of steam, will be at the National Train Day celebration on Saturday, May 10th in Portland, Oregon from 10 AM to 4 PM. Come on down to Union Station in downtown Portland for...

Wide Angle Lenses for M...

I love wide-angle photography. When I bought my first SLR film camera I quickly realized that the 50mm lens that came with it was just not going to work for me. I moved on to a 35mm then a 28mm, finally settling on 24mm as my wide-angle lens of choice. When digital cameras first came out...

Shooting a Gazebo with ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Whenever I get a new camera or lens I like to test it by photographing a favorite location. You can read about why and how I do that here on our sister blog “Saving the World, One Pixel at a Time.” If you’re a regular reader of this blog...

A Tale of Two Lenses: O...

  A few weeks ago at a camera event I had a chance to try the new Olympus 9mm Fisheye Body Cap lens. For $100 you get a 18mm equivalent, manual focusing, f/8 lens that is so much fun to use. I’ve been using it on my Panasonic Lumix GX7 with focus peaking. The lens only has three focus...

Mirrorless for the Pros...

I’ve been shooting with Micro Four Thirds cameras since the day the system was introduced but I’ve always shot paid assignments with my Nikon and it’s great fast lenses. Now with the Olympus OM-D EM-1 and the recently announced Panasonic Lumix GH4 plus a couple of great fast lenses I’m...