Talking To Your Portrai...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As a young photographer I asked my mentor, Jay Perskie, what was the worst thing I could do during a photo session. My guess was going to be setting the camera on M-synch when using electronic flash (remember that?) or  similar technical glitch but...

How I Shot a Business P...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal         Last week I was hired to photograph the Doctors at a veterinary hospital here in Portland. I didn’t have much time or space to work with the Doctors between appointments so I set up my lighting in an exam room. The Quantum T5D flash that I used as...

Shooting the Lumix GH4 ...

Today’s Blog Post by Joe Farace While working on a recent story for Shutterbug magazine about shooting with LED lighting (It’s in the March 2015 issue) I had the chance to work with my Lumix GH4 and battery grip. In setup, the ultra-wide version of Rotolight Anova V2 is placed near...

Using a Macro Lens for ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Panasonic’s Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 Asph Mega O.I.S lens is one of the exceptions of the rule of big macro lenses (in the world of full-frame and APS-C cameras) because at less than eight ounces and 2.46-inches long it’s downright tiny. The lens...

Controlling Flare? Or I...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace In a previous post entitled “What Inspires You to Make Photographs?” I talked about how much I liked the Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH lens. But I also commented that it tended to be a bit flare-prone. Yes, flare can be used as a compositional...

How I Shot a (mirrorles...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I’ve got to admit I was a little nervous when I agreed to shoot a wedding using Panasonic’s GH4 and FZ1000 cameras. In the past I had always photographed weddings using Nikon APS-C cameras and their really good but heavy lenses. Part of the reason I gave up...