Shooting “Purple Flames...

Special Guest Post by Jamie Zartman   Every February I try to make it down (from Colorado) to Florida for a little warmth and to visit the annual Ferrari Club Car Show in Naples, Florida. With literally millions of dollars of cars on display, block after block after block, the photo...

Cold Weather Testing th...

With a wind chill of 12 degrees F and gusts up to 40mph, I set out to one of my favorite places to shoot when I get a new camera: O’Brien Park in Parker, Colorado. It has snowed the night before and the wet snow flocked the trees and bushes here on Daisy Hill, so I drove into...

Video Thursday: The Pan...

Disclaimer:  I work for Panasonic and this post, in no way, is meant as a review of the new Lumix GH4 Micro Four-thirds mirrorless camera. I believe that the Panasonic Lumix GH4 represents the most advanced still/video camera combination to date. In addition to having a new sensor and...

Mirrorless in the Ballo...

Shot with an Olympus Pen E-P3 and Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens then processed in Tiffen’s Dfx software. The Rays filter adds shafts of streaming light and is found in the plug-in’s Light collection. It only includes one preset but the sliders are intuitive and easy to...

Trade Show Serendipity

  Serendipity: A fortuitous happenstance or pleasant surprise, first coined by Horace Walpole in 1754 in a letter that he wrote to a friend. The 2010 Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show was held in the Anaheim Convention Center, hands-down the best and most human-friendly trade show...

In Studio with the Olym...

Mary and I have fond memories of using early generation Bowens monolights; they were the first really “good” lighting system we purchased when establishing our studio in 1982. We loved shooting with those big, black paint can-shaped 800B monolights because they were inexpensive,...