Photographing a Rat Rod...

From the Best of Mark Toal I was asked to photograph this Rat Rod as part of a series that I’m doing on Rat Rod’s and their builders. I was shooting the outside of the car with a Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Asph lens. And wanted to get a shot of the interior with the...

My Favorite Gear: Yongn...

Today’s Post by Barry Staver Let’s cut to the chase. Dedicated flash systems are lacking in the world of mirrorless photography. Both Canon and Nikon still rule in this world with their respective camera systems. I’ve tried the dedicated TTL flashes made by Panasonic for my Lumix GH4’s...

Visit Mark at WPPI ‘17...

Mark will be in the Panasonic Lumix booth at the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers) show from February 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. WPPI is one of the largest photos shows in the country with classes and an Expo. All the major camera companies and photo labs will be at...

Little Things Mean a Lo...

From the Best of Mark Toal Now and forever , that always and ever Little things mean a lot—Kitty Kallen Mark’s Photo Tip of the Day: Pay attention to the details. It’s so easy to get lost in our own thoughts or looking at our smartphone that we miss a lot of the amazing small...

Continuous Lighting and...

Today’s Post  by Joe Farace Everybody knows that higher ISO settings produce more  noise but that threshold is a constantly moving target. In my original Shutterbug review of the Nikon D800 I shot images at ISO 12,800 and said, “Being able to shoot (high quality) images at high ISO...

Travel Photography: One...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Every New Year I make a resolution to simplify and get rid of things in my life. For the past month or so I have tired to just use one camera and one lens when I travel. My favorite combination is the Panasonic Lumix GX85 with the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7...