Trying to Getting a Gri...

From the Best of Mark Toal Anamorphic format is the cinematography technique of shooting a widescreen picture on standard 35 mm film or other visual recording media with a non-widescreen native aspect ratio. Have you ever seen a movie or photo that makes you say, “I have to do that”? I...

Lessons from the Road

Today’s Post by Mark Toal As part of my job for Panasonic I’ve been traveling all over the country talking about and showing the new Panasonic GH5. My job is to be the technical expert and demonstrate every feature of the camera. To do this I spend a lot of time with the camera shooting...

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...

The Spokane River in Bl...

Today’s Post from the Best of Mark Toal Whenever I visit Spokane ,WA the first thing I do is head over to photograph the amazing river that runs through the center of town. I had recently attended a photography exhibit of Carleton Watkins images of the Columbia River that were made...

A Springtime Hike with ...

From the Best of Mark Toal Here in Portland, the weather is showing signs of an spring so Jasmine and I decided to take a hike.  I grabbed a Panasonic Lumix G5 and two kit lenses, the Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 (28-84mm equivalent) and the Lumix 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 (90-300mm equivalent.)...

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...