Happy Thanksgiving: Giv...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace This is a day that celebrates optimism and photographers are, or at least should be, optimists but many of them (me included) have a pessimistic side that echoes some of the best business advice I ever received. In his books and seminars, the legendary...

Holiday Gift Guide: San...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace You can’t shoot a 35mm camera without film and you can’t shoot a digital camera without a memory card. And while I have written about the advantages of having fewer larger capacity cards than more smaller, memory cards keep getting bigger and faster letting you...

Shooting Intelligent Au...

From the Best Mark Toal After la previous blog about how I’ve started using Auto ISO somebody made a lighthearted comment on Facebook asking if I was going to start shooting in Program mode next? The correct answer that I’m more often shooting using the Intelligent Auto Mode or IA with...

Making Vintage Photogra...

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern  “Sooner or later, everything old is new again.”—Stephen King Isn’t this the truth? In a bunch of cardboard boxes I find the sepia colored photographs of yesteryear. Mixed in are old umber-toned postcards. Nostalgia resonates from these...

Holiday Gift Guide: Lig...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal If you have a spouse that loves photography and you’re looking for something to get them this holiday season I would recommend Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC. In my job with Panasonic I meet a lot of photographers and I like to ask them what they do with their...

Why I Gave Up HDR Photo...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I used to shoot a lot of three-to-five image HDR photos. Used to… HDR is basically taking multiple images at different exposures and combining them to make one image with more shadow and highlight detail. And I mainly used dedicated HDR software, like Photomatix...