October’s Impress...

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern I suspect that the French Impressionists would have been pleased with the colorful spills of reds, yellows, and oranges on the lakes in Harriman State Park, NY in mid October. The opportunity to trace the beauty of the changing seasons in this 47,000- plus...

I left My Heart in…Wher...

Today’s Post by Ken MacAdams San Francisco wasn’t our destination, but a layover. Our time here would be short, but why not sample a slice of this grand city? Leveraging our time, we located the airport Bay Area Rapid Transit station and hopped aboard. 30 minutes later we exited at...

Shooting Lensbaby’s Vel...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal You know how sometimes you just pick up a lens and you immediately want to own it? That’s how I feel about the Lensbaby Velvet 85mm. If you think Lensbaby makes toy lenses then you need to check out the build quality and features of the Velvet 85 and my other...

Wordless Wednesday # 19...

Today’s Post by Bob Coates Camera: Panasonic Lumix GH5 Lens: Lumix G Fisheye 8mm f3.5 lens Exposure: 25 sec. @ f/3.5 ISO and 6400 A reminder: If you would like to have one of your images featured on Wordless Wednesday, please contact us via the CONTACT button above and we’ll e-mail...

Shooting Halloween Port...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of my favorite tips this time of year is to ask subjects to bring their Halloween costumes to a portrait session. As adults they usually don’t get a chance to wear them more than just once and having them in costume lets you create the kind of images...

Three Ways of Seeing

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern SOOC or “straight out of the camera” is an acronym that identifies an image with no processing, even minimal tweaks. In Lightroom it is easy to move the sliders for contrast, exposure and saturation to enhance RAW images, and just as easy to click a preset...

When the Fall Season Ha...

Today’s Post by Jamie Zartman As the climate continues to change, and brisk winds arrived earlier than expected, many of the golden vistas of aspen cloaked hillsides I had envisioned on the the Grand Mesa and Pinyon Mesa of western Colorado were missing by the time I arrived this year....

Why I Love Intelligent ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I frequently hear new photographers say that they need to learn to shoot in the Manual mode on their camera. When I tell them that I shoot a lot in the Intelligent Auto (IA) mode they look at me like I don’t have a clue about what I’m doing. Trust me, I spent...