Why I Love Intelligent ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I frequently hear new photographers say that they need to learn to shoot in the Manual mode on their camera. When I tell them that I shoot a lot in the Intelligent Auto (IA) mode they look at me like I don’t have a clue about what I’m doing. Trust me, I spent...

Using Speedlights for O...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The key to improving your outdoor portraits is knowing the right time to use flash. Start by looking at the existing light falling on your subject and evaluating the range of shadows and highlights appearing within the scene. Using the cameras LCD preview...

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...