Proper Exposure for Inf...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Because of the nearly white reproduction of most vegetation’s chlorophyll, infrared black-and-white photographs render landscapes as if they were glowing, moonlit, or immersed in an extraterrestrial light. Because exposure meters— hand held or in-camera—...

It’s Your Choice:...

Today’s post by Mark Toal I’ve been shooting RAW files since I bought a Nikon D70 many years ago. When I open a RAW files in Adobe Lightroom, I love the control that I have over an image’s exposure and white balance. When I’m forced to shoot JPEG files on a point-and-shoot...

Micro Four-Thirds Lens ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Whenever I meet somebody who owns a Micro Four-thirds camera they usually ask is “what lens should I buy next?” Usually they’ve purchased a Panasonic Lumix or Olympus body with a kit lens and can’t wait to start buying a few accessories. I usually...

Boudoir Photography in ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace There’s a lot more to black and white photography than simply a lack of color. Traditionalists may call it “monochrome” and digital imagers  prefer “grayscale,” but to paraphrase Billy Joel, “it’s still black and white to me.” There are  trendy...

Photographing the Same ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I recently wrote a blog post about photographing the same location over time. This morning, I again returned to the bluff above the Willamette River and the Blue Heron paper mill and took the  photo. I found a place along the trail that’s easy to remember so...

Shooting Landscapes in ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace When it comes to landscape photography you’ve got options: There is color, monochrome, and then there’s the kind of monochrome images that can only be captured by invisible light. Every color’s wavelength is measured in nanometers (one billionth of...