So Tell Me Again Why I ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal It was another hot evening here in Portland last week when I took off for the Canby Rodeo. Slack, which is sort or a pre-rodeo event starts at 4 PM and temperatures were in the high 80’s. Normally I would take a Micro Four-thirds camera like the Panasonic Lumix...

Use a Pre-Shoot Portrai...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Here’s a few simple tips that will make your subjects look better during future portrait sessions which in turn translates into better portraits and happier subjects. Wear solid colors. Nothing detracts from a subject more than clothes covered in busy...

The Last Days of Summer

Today’s Post by Mark Toal If you read this blog regularly you know that both Joe and I love to photograph cars and outdoor car shows. I’ve been waiting all summer for the light to change where we get these beautiful long shadows on late summer nights. Every Wednesday night at the...

You Can Go Home Again

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I recently had a chance to go to Sarasota, Florida for a work event and then spent a few days visiting my family in Tampa. I spent the first 22 years of my life in Miami and I have to confess that I didn’t like Florida. As soon as I saw the West I took off and...

Care & Feeding of ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Recently when testing the Leica Q I ran into a memory card problem that was ultimately solved using the Leica itself as a card reader and connecting the camera to my computer via a cable and copying the image files to my hard drive. While card failures do...

Shooting with a Lastoli...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal   On these bight summer days when there isn’t a cloud in the sky a small collapsible diffuser can save the day. I always carry a Lastolite diffuser in the trunk of my car. I like this specific Lastolite TriGip model because it has a handle to make it easier to...