Holga Lens for Mirrorle...

The Holga camera was designed by T. M. Lee in 1981 and  first appeared outside China in Hong Kong.The Holga was intended to provide an inexpensive mass-market camera for working-class Chinese in order to record family portraits and events but quickly became a favorite of photographers...

Finding a Project to Ph...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I guess I that I have a very short attention span since I seem to get tired of shooting the same things over and over. Once I’ve photographed something a few times I’m done with it. Long-term projects are a great way to find new things to photograph as...

Lens/Adapters for Micro...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four-thirds cameras both have kit lenses whose focal lengths start at 14mm (28mm equivalent.) Both companies also make and expensive wide angle zooms but I wanted an inexpensive, small fixed wide angle, which the Panasonic 14mm...

Having Fun with 3D Mirr...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal The basic idea behind 3D photographs is to make two identical photos as far apart as your eyes and then view them in a way that makes them look three dimensional. Fuji and Panasonic made dedicated 3D point-and-shoot cameras but you can use your Micro...

Finding a High ISO “Swe...

LED studio lighting systems are a good match for today’s high performance SLRs that have high ISO capabilities. When testing Rotolight’s Anova LED studio light I shot an ISO bracket to see what ISO settings would work best in my studio, ultimately producing a test strip showing a bracket...

How I Made “Sunfl...

It’s the height of flower season here in Portland, Oregon where I live. I don’t normally photograph a lot of flowers. After working in photo labs for 25 years I saw enough photos of flower and cat to last a lifetime or two. I had been trying to photograph both of these flowers outdoors...