Wide Angle Lenses and L...

Today’s Port by Mark Toal After writing about how much I love wide-angle lenses I bought the Leica/Lumix 25mm f/1.4 lens as a birthday present to myself. In 35mm terms, the 25mm lens has the same angle-of-view as a 50mm lens, so it’s not exactly a wide angle lens! I had told myself...

Three Ways to Improve Y...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace My friend Danny made the snapshot of a young Joe Farace (at left) in 1955 while we were climbing the steps of DC’s Washington monument. The camera bag on my shoulder contained a Brownie Hawkeye—with flash attachment no less—that I later used to make a similar...

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...

Holiday Gift Guide: Uni...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal This is more of a stocking stuffer. The Power 2000 universal battery charger is one of the best accessories that I’ve ever bought. It not only charges most Li-ion camera batteries but also supports AA and AAA batteries. You can plug it into an AC wall plug, USB...

HDR and Time Lapse Cont...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Promote Systems USB tethering control now available for the Panasonic Lumix GH4. Another product from Promote  Systems is the Promote Control for shooing time-lapse, HDR image’s, HDR panorama’s and HDR time-lapse images....

Holiday Gift Ideas: Lum...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal This little lens was designed for the Panasonic Lumix GM series of cameras. The GM series are the smallest Micro Four-thirds cameras that Panasonic makes and come in a kit with a very small 12-32mm Lumix lens. Both lenses lens will work on any Micro...