How I Shot “Las V...

From the Best of Mark Toal I think that the best time to take photos in Las Vegas is either very early in the morning as in this case or in the early evening. I started out before sunrise and came across this scene by the Aria and Cosmopolitan hotels about an hour after sunrise. I wanted...

Choosing the Right Lens...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Both Olympus ($1149) and Panasonic ($797.99) make 7-14mm wide-angle zoom lenses. The maximum aperture of the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm ASPH is f/4 and the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm PRO Lens is f/2.8. If you’re a wide-angle photographer like I am...

Bicycles and Art

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Artistry of form In silvery tensile spokes Wheel  of adventure Bicycles have intricate sculptural shapes with the wheels, spokes, and angled handlebars in familiar arrangement. The problem is that surroundings often distract enjoyment of their geometric...

New Year’s Resolu...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Over the past several years, my personal photography has enjoyed a sort of renaissance. This burst of creativity is sometimes the topic of dinner table conversations between Mary and me. She sometimes credits a change in camera brands from the system I’d...

Do You Really Need A Fu...

From the Best of Mark Toal The full frame sensors used in DSLRs ostensibly measure the standard 24 x 36mm film standard, the Nikon 600 for example has a 35.9 x 24 mm imaging sensor. The Micro-Four Thirds standard  sensor size is 18 × 13.5mm. So tell me again why you need a full frame...

Holiday Photography wit...

From the Best of  Mark Toal Whether you already have a mirrorless camera or get one on Christmas morning as a gift, I want to share a few tips for getting good photos during the upcoming holidays. I’m normally not a conservative photographer; I like to break the rules and try different...