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...

How to Correct (Slight)...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Everybody makes mistakes and sometimes when shooting—just like you—I just loose track of my camera settings, accidentally change them or don’t keep up with changing lighting conditions. More often than not, and that results in an underexposed image. When...

In The Studio with the ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A lightbank is simply a black box with one side covered in diffusion material that lets light from a source pass through and illuminate the subject. Lightbanks diffuse the raw light produced by an electronic flash or other light source and produce a clean...

Tips for Making Boudoir...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I’ve always preferred the term “intimate portraiture” instead of boudoir photography but since that’s what most photographers call this genre, I don’t want a semantic disagreement get in the way of today’s post. Boudoir photography is practiced by...

Shooting Portraits with...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Panasonic ‘s Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens lets you to capture subjects in their actual size with a true macro 1:1 ratio with a minimum focus distance six inches. The lens, which has a built-in image stabilizer, consists of 14...