Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2....

“I fancy, it is springtime in the Rockies. The flowers with their colors are aflame…”—Gene Autry Today’s Post by Joe Farace There is no more beloved singing cowboy than Gene Autry and I was lucky enough to see him perform with Champion the Wonder Horse when I was...

Photographing at Car Mu...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Joe and I share a love of photographing cars on the street or in car museums. With summer coming there will be outdoor car shows everywhere. Just Google “car show” and your city or state and you’ll see a list of events. Joe has written a lot about how to...

Shooting the Lumix Macr...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Panasonic’s new Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH Mega OIS lens is a 60mm (equivalent) lens that’s designed for close-up shooting. Its macro capabilities include a minimum focusing distance of 4.1-inches along with a 1:1 magnification ratio for true macro...

Studio Lighting on a Bu...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A long time ago an old photographer told me, “light is light.” What he was trying to say was that it doesn’t matter what kind of lighting gear you use—speedlights, power pack and head systems, or monolights—the most important this is the light is produces....

Understanding Different...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A portrait shoot is a team effort, which is one reason why it’s important to talk to your subject and discuss what you—and they—would like to accomplish during a session. Many times I’ve seen people who are photographing people and expecting them to do all the...

Understanding Anamorphi...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I recently wrote a blog post about trying to understand anamorphic video. Panasonic just released their firmware update for their GH4 camera that includes an anamorphic setting. Anamorphic allows you to use a dedicated anamorphic lens to shoot a video that is a...