Keeping Your Photograph...

From the Best of Mark Toal, photography by Joe Farace KISS is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” that was  associated with aircraft engineer Kelly Johnson. The KISS principle states that systems work best if when they are simple rather than complicated;  simplicity...

My WiFi Workflow

From the Best of Mark Toal I’ve written before about using in-camera Wi-Fi to transfer photos from your camera to your phone. I frequently use it to get photos to my iPhone so I can post them on Facebook, Instagram, etc. A recent trip to Yellowstone National Park really brought home how...

Spring Means Shooting M...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Now that it’s spring (at least here in the Portland area) and the flowers are blooming and the sky is turning blue again it makes me want to set my camera to black and white modes. I once read something about always trying to do the opposite of what you...

Answering Reader Questi...

Today’s Video by Barry Staver and Joe Farace Click and Flash, the Snapit Brothers* are back in Studio B and they’re answering reader questions, most of which in this episode are related to exposure. That’s because obtaining proper exposure is the second most popular...

Mirrorless Video at 24,...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal When shooting video you can set your camera to shoot 24, 30 or 60 frames per second (fps). Almost all mirrorless cameras with video capability will record at 30 frames but 24 and 60 may not be available on all of them. Movies are often shot at 24 FPS since...

The Art of Schlepping G...

Today’s Post by Barry Staver As I prepared for a location assignment, shooting a multi-day conference and taking portraits of attendees during their session breaks, a nasty flashback hit me. This gig was taking place in a downtown hotel/office building. In a ballroom on the 38th floor....