Social Media Popularity

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I’ve never been very good about figuring out what works best to get people to look at my websites or images on the Internet. Joe takes care of all that stuff for this blog. For the past seven years I’ve been adding photos to my personal photo blog. After I...

Hybrid Photography and ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal This year I wrote a few blog posts about shooting video with your mirrorless camera and next year I plan to do a lot more on the subject. Video is out of my photography comfort zone so I keep returning to still photography. For a lot of photographers...

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...

When to Shoot Mirrorles...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Maybe I’m just a little slow learning new things but when it dawned on me that a subject is meant to be video if it’s moving and a still photo if it’s not moving, video got a lot easier for me.   I’ve been a still photographer for a long time and still...

Creating a Time Lapse V...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I never thought I would have any use for the time-lapse feature that’s built-into my Lumix camera. Then I meet a group of guys in Hood River, Oregon that asked me to record 30-days they had to build a Rat Rod car for a competition. I went on-line and learned as...

Is 4K Video the Future ...

My head and hard disk are both spinning after a recent demo I did about shooting a portrait session in 4K Video. That’s right—video. My head is spinning as I think about how having the ability to grab a usable still frame out of a 4K video is going to change the way we shoot...