Confessions of a Lazy P...

In a previous post I referred to myself as a lazy photographer. I’ve never liked using a tripod, I quit my first photo class when they wanted us to use a 4×5 view camera. When one-hour photo came along I left the darkroom behind. When digital cameras came along I was more than happy...

Mirrorless Video: Episo...

I want to share two videos that demonstrate my goal of this series. Each one shows the impact of adding video to a still photo shoot. The first one, created by Kyle Valla, shows a simple trip to the beach with his wife and dog. I think you’ll agree that video and stills together gives...

Trade Show Serendipity

  Serendipity: A fortuitous happenstance or pleasant surprise, first coined by Horace Walpole in 1754 in a letter that he wrote to a friend. The 2010 Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show was held in the Anaheim Convention Center, hands-down the best and most human-friendly trade show...

In the Studio with a Pa...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Fotodiox’s Pro High-Intensity Studio LED studio light is available in two versions including a Tungsten or the Daylight model I used for this shot. Both produce output of 7600 Lux/m or 600 foot-candles and have a CRI (Color Rendering Index) of 85....

High ISO and Noise Redu...

Noise is an issue with all digital cameras. When the Panasonic Lumix G1 first came out I didn’t like the noise levels in my images above ISO 400. With current cameras from Panasonic and Olympus I feel comfortable shooting up to ISO 1600 but above that the noise gets too strong for my...

Mirrorless Video –...

The goal of this series is to get us all to try shooting video along with our digital still images. I will try to guide you through basic shooting tips, audio, post processing and posting your videos online one step at a time. On Mirrorless cameras it’s much easier to shoot video since...