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...

The Russians Are Coming...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal From writing this blog post I get a lot of photo accessory recommendations. One of my co-workers, Jack Salamanchuk, knows that I love quirky cameras and lenses so when he called and suggested a Russian-made Helios 44M 58mm f/2 lens I had to order one. It has a...

Shooting with Westcott’...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Lighting isn’t just about the quantity of the light produced and is more often about the quality of that light. In the photo world, “scrim” is loosely defined as a screen-like mesh that’s placed in front of a light to reduce intensity, not necessarily to...

Making Available Light ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Light, whether it occurs naturally or artificially, has three basic characteristics: quality, quantity, and color and it’s the quality of the light on a subject ultimately determines the effectiveness of a portrait. To some photographers “available...

What’s New from P...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal At the Photo Plus camera show in New York last week it was obvious that small mirrorless cameras are growing in popularity and Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and Fuji all had large booths. Working in the Panasonic booth I found that photographers no longer...

New Software For Black ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Continuing a theme that Mark wrote about on this past Friday; today he shows yet another way to create black & white images…   Last week I learned about new software from Macphun called Tonality Pro. I use a variety of methods to convert color...