The February Surprise

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern In the final days of February, a solitary tree in the Crab Apple Grove of Riverside Park in NYC burst prematurely into flowering song. Quirky 70- degree weather a few days before may have hastened the blooming. Amidst the bare-branched trees in the grove,...

We’d Like You to ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Mark and I would like to thank Mildred Alpern, Barry Staver, Matt Staver and Jamie Zartman for their contributions. We could not operate this blog without their help. Because a blog is like a living organism and constantly need to be fed we need to add to this...

How I Photographed Jenn...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal A few weeks ago at the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographer) show in Las Vegas I ran into Jennie and Nick posing in the Sigma booth. In the past, they have posed for Panasonic at trade shows and Jennie can be spotted in Sigma posters in your local camera...

Another February in Flo...

Today’s Post by Jamie Zartman Florida in February is a wonderful place to find and make wildlife photographs. The birds are resplendent in their mating plumage and the Everglades create a wildlife palette for photographers. The combination of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II and Panasonic Leica...

Sharp or Just Acceptabl...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace For my digital image processing, I use a 5K iMac and it’s changed the way I view and work with older images. Images made with older, lower resolution digital cameras and viewed on older, softer CRT monitors don’t compare with how they looked on...

Steppin’ Out With My Ba...

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Steppin’ out with my baby Can’t go wrong ‘cause I’m in right ~ Irving Berlin In this case the “baby” is the Lensbaby Velvet 56, which is equivalent to 112mm on the Olympus Micro Four-thirds cameras. It is a versatile lens, designed for portraits...

Portraits by Window Lig...

From the Best of Mark Toal In the fall, the sun is lower in the sky. I love this time of year for creating natural light portraits. There is a warmth and softness to the light like no other time during year. Throw in a few clouds like we get here in the Northwest and you have a giant...

Fotodiox’s Leica M to M...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Since it’s Leap Day, I was feeling nostalgic about my personal photography, which got me to thinking about using film camera lenses with my Micro Four-thirds cameras. To accomplish that, I’m going to need an adapter:  Fotodiox offers two...