Using a Ring Light in t...

Flashpoint’s 14-inch Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light is the first continuous source ring light that I’ve tried and its attractive price ($100.95) makes it a good fit for a photography world that’s embracing LED and fluorescent sources to produce a Brave New World of studio lighting. Why...

Trackside with a Mirror...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Last week, Mark Toal showed us how he used a mirrorless camera to photograph a wedding. Today, I’ll show a few images that I made of sports cars at speed on a race track. Images were made with a Panasonic Lumix G5. The Lumix G5 was the first Panasonic camera...

The Joy of Manual Focus

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Earlier this year I was working on two articles for Shutterbug’s Digital Photography How-to Guide, a special publication separate from the monthly magazine. I wrote two articles that might be of interest to mirrorless camera shooters: The first was on...

How I Made “Purpl...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace   For the above shot of Pamela Simpson dressed in grey and shot against a Savage Photo Grey Infinity vinyl background, I used the lighting setup as shown. Camera was a Panasonic Lumix GH4 with Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens at a 3:2 aspect ratio—my favorite—and an...

Shooting Panasonic̵...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal A few years ago when I first heard that Panasonic was coming out with a Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH lens for Micro Four-thirds cameras I knew that I had to have one. At the time I was shooting with the Olympus 9-18mm and although it sounds strange I wanted...

Why Should You Shoot In...

I get that question all the time so let me answer it with a few questions of my own ala Jeff Foxworthy… If you like black & white photography, you’ll love shooting infrared. If you can’t always shoot at the” golden” hour or sunrise/sunset but still want...