October Is Black &...

Form the Best of Mark Toal Now that fall is here and the leaves of the trees in my home state are turning beautiful shades of red and yellow I figured that it was a good time to set my camera to black and white for a month. I’ve seen plenty of fall colors in my life and with any luck...

Shooting with Auto ISO

From the Best of Mark Toal I always love it when something that I’ve scorned for years becomes part or my everyday life. It shows me that there is always something new for me to learn. In this case it’s about using the Auto ISO setting on my mirrorless cameras. I originally started...

Switching Lenses and Sh...

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern  I’m back in the saddle again Out where a friend is a friend—Gene Autry and Ray Whitley No, not back in the saddle again but having a vicarious thrill shooting the whirling Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn, NY. The whizzing horses were richly caparisoned,...

First Impressions: Sigm...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace You may have seen my previous posts on using Sigma’s 30mm f/2.8 lens for travel photography and studio portraiture. (If not, please bounce back and take a read.) When I was making these shots, I was really impressed with the quality and value of this lens. Now...

Video: Just Push The Re...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Last week as I parked at a restaurant for lunch I noticed a man with three Parrots on the back of his truck and music blaring from his radio. How could I not go over and see what this was all about? He turned out to be a very talkative guy who does children’s...

Digital Q&A: The G...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I’ve recently updated to our Gear page and a few of you have taken notice, which brings me to the first question: Q: On your new Gear page, Mark tells us that he uses a Sirui Monopod. What about you? Do you prefer to use a tripod or monopod? A: The short answer...