Test Shoots Are a Good ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Back when everybody shot film, testing was  important to improve your photography and most people wouldn’t dream of shooting an  important image before testing the concept or gear ahead of time. Along comes digital capture with LCD screens/viewfinders...

Holiday Gift Ideas 2014...

Today’s post by Mark Toal I’m a sucker for a new camera strap, but I keep coming back to the OP/tech straps. There are a lot of wrist straps these days made of everything from Water Buffalo to custom made Lance string straps. I have friends that swear by these straps. I’ve tried them and...

Facebook 5-Day Black &#...

Today’s post by Mark Toal If you’re a photographer and on Facebook you probably know about the 5-day black & white challenge that everybody has been doing for the past month or so. There are a couple of ways that you can set your Micro Four-thirds camera to shoot in black and white....

A Photographer’s ...

From Joe: A lot of us are thinking about our waistline after our Thanksgiving feats. In today’s post Mark makes some suggestions that will both help us with our diet while having fun with photography at the same time. Today’s Post by Mark Toal Last week my pants lost a button...

Black is the New Orange

Today’s Post by Mark Toal This week I bought two new creative photo tools, otherwise known as toys. I picked up an iPhone 6 and the Ricoh WG-M1 action cam. Both of them brought more questions than excitement from my friends. For the iPhone it was why didn’t I get the iPhone 6 plus?...

It’s All About The Dark...

Today’s post by Mark Toal This time of year in the Portland, Oregon, where I live, the days get very short and frequently rainy. A lot of people, me included, get depressed due to the lack of light. It has an official name, Seasonally Affected Disorder or SAD. I used to mope around...