Tips on Photographing S...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal, with Joe Farace Recently Joe and I were talking  about events we had recently photographed and how we approach people—that we do not already know—at public events. For Joe it was during a outdoor car show photo walk and for me it was Portland’s...

Tips for Better Outdoor...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The best way to improve your portrait photography is to practice. Make sure that you shoot something each week so you eventually get to the point where you don’t have to think about how to operate your gear. My suggestion are hardly secrets and you may already...

My 14 Camera, 20 Lens T...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Normally I write these posts about my one camera, one lens trips. This time I was headed to Anchorage, Alaska for a Panasonic event at the local camera store where we loaned out cameras at the Anchorage zoo so I needed to bring 14 Lumix cameras and 20 lenses....

Is the Smartphone the F...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I’m certainly not the first one to think or write about this topic. Like everybody else who has bought or upgraded his or her smartphone I always think the camera is going to finally be able to replace my full size camera. As long as I don’t want to zoom, shoot...

Low Light Travel Photog...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace It doesn’t matter if you call it available light, unavailable light, available darkness, or low light photography, the most rewarding photographs are often produced when working under challenging lighting conditions. One reason is the thrill of overcoming...

Processing And Posting ...

Today’s post by Mark Toal A couple of months ago I was re-introduced to the Snapseed by Google (formerly a Nik product) that’s designed for the iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Before starting to use Snapseed I would usually wait until I got home to process my travel photos...