Photoshop Actions: Pano...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace If you want to create special effects without using plug-ins or following tutorials, you’ll want to explore Photoshop’s Actions palette. Actions are not applications or even plug-ins; they are simply a set of instructions that direct the program to...

Ferrari Club Show on 5t...

Today’s Post by Jamie Zartman I try to get to Florida every February to visit old friends that I served with in Vietnam, take photos, and enjoy the sunshine. One of the annual events in Naples, is the Ferrari Club Show on 5th Avenue, a charity event that provides an opportunity to see...

Five New Companies Join...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace with Mark Toal At a time when some photo pundits are asking if “Is Micro Four Thirds Dead?,” Olympus announced that five new companies joined the Micro Four Thirds standard and will be introducing products compliant with the standard. Xacti Corporation is a...

First Look: Lumix Leica...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal   The Micro Four-thirds system just added two extremely high quality telephoto lenses for nature and bird photographers. The Lumix Leica 100-400mm f/4–5.6 and the Olympus 300mm f/4 lenses are long overdue. (Look for a test of the Olympus 300m from Joe,...

Mood, Contrast and Shad...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace with Jamie Zartman def: Chiaroscuro is the use of strong contrast between light and dark areas in an image and is usually bold contrasts that affect the entire composition. It’s also a technical term used by artists for the use of contrasts of light...

Why I Like Photo Meetup...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I think one of the best things that I’ve done is to join a Meetup.com Photo group a few years ago. I originally joined to meet new people when Jasmine and I first moved to Portland and now I just became the Organizer of the group. If you haven’t looked into...