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...

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...