Get a Fresh Start with ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I once received an e-mail from a reader asking “why do you do infrared photography, when regular photography is already so hard?” The sort answer is because it’s fun. And yes, because it captures light that is invisible it can be challenging but if...

Portrait of a Cowboy

From the Best of Mark Toal I recently visited Old Tucson Studios in sunny Arizona for a photo shoot. Where I live in the Pacific northwest I’m more used to working under cloudy light that acts more like a giant softbox. I’d forgotten what it was like to shoot in bright sun,...

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...

Black and White Thought...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Lately whenever I pick up my camera I change it to black and white and often the 1:1 square format. Over the winter, I was scanning old black and white negatives from my first years as a photographer and I was struck by how b&w captures the feeling in an...

May the Fourth Be With ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace So the Emperor turns to me and asks, “So what kind of digital camera should I get Darth Vader for his Birthday?” And so I says, “Mirrorless, of course.”   Happy Star Wars Day If you don’t know a Wookie from an Ewok: Star Wars Day is an unofficial  holiday...

Processing Mirrorless I...

From the Best of Mark Toal I’ve had many questions about how I process my black and white images. I wrote a blog post about how to set your Micro Four-thirds camera to black and white for our sister blog, Saving the World, One Pixel at a Time but today I want to share how I process the...