Celebrating Labor Day

From the Best of Mark Toal with Joe Farace Thanks for visiting on our little home on the Web on this Labor Day. Today there is some images to maybe inspire you to photograph people, as the sing says “all kinds of people.”  Photograph your kids; make portraits of your mom,...

Golden Hair

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern A recurrent image of Edvard Munch, the Norwegian Expressionist painter, is a young woman in white. She has long golden hair and a lithe figure. In many paintings her face is concealed. We see only her back as she seems to gaze into her future. As a visual...

How I ‘Shoot Thro...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As Douglas Adams writes at the beginning of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “This never happens…” A portrait subject meets with a photographer who tells them “stand over there,” clicks the shutter and the resultant pose is perfect. Actually that’s not...

Digital Q&A: Live ...

Today’s Post by Barry Staver & Joe Farace Lenses Mentioned: Lumix G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 Lens (in Silver, also available in black) Lumix G Vario Lens, 14-45mm, f/3.5-5.6 ASPH or...

Swivel and Touch LCD Mi...

From the Best of Mark Toal Last week, the articulating, touch sensitive LCD screen on my Panasonic Lumix GH3 saved me during a photo shoot. Have you ever tried to photograph a three year old that doesn’t want her photo taken while a security guard tries to tell you that you can’t...

Choosing the Right Lens...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal In my job with Panasonic I get a lot of questions from mirrorless shooters about which lens to buy and why. Lots of people, including myself, fall in love with a lens just because it works great in low light or is a long zoom lens. It can be hard to step back...