It’s Your Choice:...

Today’s post by Mark Toal I’ve been shooting RAW files since I bought a Nikon D70 many years ago. When I open a RAW files in Adobe Lightroom, I love the control that I have over an image’s exposure and white balance. When I’m forced to shoot JPEG files on a point-and-shoot...

Micro Four-Thirds Lens ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Whenever I meet somebody who owns a Micro Four-thirds camera they usually ask is “what lens should I buy next?” Usually they’ve purchased a Panasonic Lumix or Olympus body with a kit lens and can’t wait to start buying a few accessories. I usually...

Photographing the Same ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I recently wrote a blog post about photographing the same location over time. This morning, I again returned to the bluff above the Willamette River and the Blue Heron paper mill and took the  photo. I found a place along the trail that’s easy to remember so...

Shooting Landscapes in ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace When it comes to landscape photography you’ve got options: There is color, monochrome, and then there’s the kind of monochrome images that can only be captured by invisible light. Every color’s wavelength is measured in nanometers (one billionth of...

How I Made the Rodeo Ph...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Last week, I wrote about the “decisive moment” in photography and how it’s easier to catch these kinds of images now that you can grab a frame from a 4K video clip. In this blog post I want to show exactly how I captured the fast moving cowboy and calf and then...

The “Decisive Moment” R...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson popularized the phrase “decisive moment” describing an exact moment that captures the significance of an event. He said that this is the moment when a photographer is creative. In Cartier-Bresson’s day (1908-2004)...