First Impressions: Pana...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The confusingly named Lumix G85 has been called by some, “just a GX85, wrapped up in a new body” and while I’m a happy owner of a GX85 I don’t think that’s a bad thing. In fact, I think it’s the best camera design Panasonic has produced since the original...

The Rembrandt Portrait

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Chiaroscuro The portraiture of Rembrandt Drama with half light The Olympus M.Zuiko 30mm f/3.5 macro lens is the latest purchase ($299.) for my Micro Four-thirds Olympus system. It is light and compact, suitable for walkabout as well as for macro shots (a...

Holiday Gift Guide: Str...

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern Twinkle twinkle little star... Here is a fun inexpensive gift with lots of imaginative uses that I bought through Amazon: String Lights, Oak Leaf 2 Set of Micro 30 LEDs Super Bright Warm White Color Wire Rope Lights Battery Operated on 9.8 Ft Long Copper...

Four Tips for Photograp...

From the Best of Joe Farace & Mark Toal While it may be a oversimplification to say that almost anybody can make a great photograph in Monument Valley the truth is that that the art of landscape photography often is confused with the real estate business because of its emphasis on...

My iPad: An Important P...

Today’s Post by Barry Staver One item that goes on every location shoot with me isn’t even a camera, a lens, or other accessory. It’s my iPad. Nope, it’s not to keep up with any gaming or web surfing. It’s my digital age version of the old Polaroid attachments used for test shots. What a...

Autumn in Transition

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern You turned the tables on me And now I’m  falling for you  music Louis Alter, lyrics Sidney D. Mitchell, published in 1936. “You turned the tables on me” is an interesting idiom with a song title to match. From the 1930’s movie Sing, Baby,...