It’s My Year for Video,...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions since I rarely remember them a week after New Year’s day. But this time of year does make me think about what I want to learn next to further my photography knowledge. For a few years I’ve...

Post Focusing: Is it Fo...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace When Panasonic announced their Post Focus firmware update one blog commenters said “Olympus’ Focus Bracketing and Focus Stacking is for serious photographers. Panasonic’s Post Focus is meant for sloppy people…” Yet, a reviewer once said of the Lytro camera, “a...

My Favorite Photos of t...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal At this time of year I like to look back at my favorite photographs from the past year. Social media sites like Facebook and Flickr make it very easy to find my best photos since that’s what I posted to these sites. My Meetup.com photo group set up an...

How I Photographed The ...

Today’s post by Mark Toal In previous posts, Ive written about the importance of why you should always need to carry a camera with you to the point where I think we don’t ever have to use the phrase again. So now that you do carry a camera with you everywhere, what the heck do you shoot...

A Walk in the Woods

Today’s Post by Mark Toal This photo was taken on a late winter day in Portland. The reason I start with where and when it was made is that the photo shows the kind of amazing light that we get here in Oregon during the winter and spring. Photographers describe it as a natural soft...

The Difference? Where t...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Ansel Adams once famously said that the difference between a good picture and a bad one was “knowing where to stand.” For studio photography you can add that the difference is also in knowing where to place the lights.  Let me show you what I mean:    ...