Show Up, Shut Up And Pa...

From the Best of Mark Toal A few weeks ago I was in Las Vegas for the NAB trade show and decided that I needed to get up and photograph the sunrise on the New York, New York Hotel across the street from the hotel where I was staying. Normally I try to not have a specific goal when I go...

Processing Mirrorless I...

From the Best of Mark Toal I’ve had many questions about how I process my black and white images. I wrote a blog post about how to set your Micro Four-thirds camera to black and white for our sister blog, Saving the World, One Pixel at a Time but today I want to share how I process the...

Wee Lilliputians

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Big sculptures above Figures standing down below Wee Lilliputians Including people in a scene with monumental outdoor steel sculptures provides a sense of scale. Many of the oversized works at the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY, 70 miles north of...

How I ‘Shoot Thro...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As Douglas Adams writes at the beginning of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “This never happens…” A portrait subject meets with a photographer who tells them “stand over there,” clicks the shutter and the resultant pose is perfect. Actually that’s not...

Trying to Getting a Gri...

From the Best of Mark Toal Anamorphic format is the cinematography technique of shooting a widescreen picture on standard 35 mm film or other visual recording media with a non-widescreen native aspect ratio. Have you ever seen a movie or photo that makes you say, “I have to do that”? I...

Clearing Your Mind with...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As I’ve written about on our sister blog, I like to take walks during the day to get a bit of exercise, clear my head and sometime try out  new equipment, which was the case on this particular day. I had just purchased a used but new-to-me white...

Lessons from the Road

Today’s Post by Mark Toal As part of my job for Panasonic I’ve been traveling all over the country talking about and showing the new Panasonic GH5. My job is to be the technical expert and demonstrate every feature of the camera. To do this I spend a lot of time with the camera shooting...

A Poetic Catalogue

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Flower catalogues are nice Images so precise But they surely miss the mark With clarity too stark Flower pictures in catalogues, while botanically accurate, lack emotional charge. I desire something more poetic in images of the bursting spring offerings. A ...