How I Made “Portr...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal If you think that grabbing frames from 4K video is going to make taking a good photograph too easy for the masses then stop reading this post right now. For this photo of Dion I set up two Westcott LED Skylux lights and a Westcott black X-Drop pop-up background...

Black & White Vide...

Unlike, the advent of sound films that was kicked off by The Jazz Singer in 1928, there seems to be no definitive date when “color” movies began. William van Doren Kelley’s Prizma, was an early color process that was first introduced at the American Museum of Natural History in New...

Mirrorless Video: Tasca...

“Sound is 50 percent of the moviegoing experience….”—George Lucas Mark was with a group of photographers when he caught a glimpse of the Tascam DR-60D in a camera case. The back of the DR-60D reminded him of some of his favorite stereos from the 1960’s. Seeing the side inputs and...

Mirrorless Video: GH4 V...

I’ve had a lot of questions about setting and using the variable frame rate feature on the GH4. I thought the best way to explain it would be with a video. This is the first in a series of videos about using the Panasonic GH4 – Mark...

Video Thursday: The Pan...

Disclaimer:  I work for Panasonic and this post, in no way, is meant as a review of the new Lumix GH4 Micro Four-thirds mirrorless camera. I believe that the Panasonic Lumix GH4 represents the most advanced still/video camera combination to date. In addition to having a new sensor and...

Mirrorless Cameras ...

More and more cameras are including a built in Wi-Fi connection for remote shooting and transferring files to a tablet or smartphone that will eventually be uploaded to social media sites. Even though I’m not quite sure how this is going to fit into my personal photography I thought I’d...