How I Shot a Business P...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal         Last week I was hired to photograph the Doctors at a veterinary hospital here in Portland. I didn’t have much time or space to work with the Doctors between appointments so I set up my lighting in an exam room. The Quantum T5D flash that I used as...

Quadcopter Diary Part 3...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Repeat after me: You will crash your Quadcopter. You will crash your Quadcopter. You will crash your Quadcopter. You will crash your Quadcopter …. I feel like I should write this on the blackboard 100 times. With its built in GPS and easy to use controls,...

Shooting the Lumix GH4 ...

Today’s Blog Post by Joe Farace While working on a recent story for Shutterbug magazine about shooting with LED lighting (It’s in the March 2015 issue) I had the chance to work with my Lumix GH4 and battery grip. In setup, the ultra-wide version of Rotolight Anova V2 is placed near...

Seen at Imaging USA 201...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Imaging USA is the National Convention of PPA, the Professional Photographers of America. This year it was held at the amazing Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Opryland is a huge 2000 room hotel enclosed in a glass dome with waterfalls, and an indoor boat...

Using a Macro Lens for ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Panasonic’s Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 Asph Mega O.I.S lens is one of the exceptions of the rule of big macro lenses (in the world of full-frame and APS-C cameras) because at less than eight ounces and 2.46-inches long it’s downright tiny. The lens...

My 85th Anniversary in ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal My second granddaughter, Eliza’s, birth two days ago on February 9th and what would have been my fathers 92nd birthday got me thinking about my life in photography. I like to say that I’ve been in Photography for 85 years since my grandfather started...