Photographing Wildlife ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I don’t consider myself to be a wildlife photographer but sometimes opportunties just walk into your own backyard , as was the case with this young mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) photographed, literally, in my backyard. Several times a day...

How I Shot ‘I Hea...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Mary and I have fond memories of using early generation Bowens monolights; they were our first really good lighting system that we owned when we set up our studio in 1982. We loved shooting with those big, black paint can-shaped 800B monolights because...

Portlandia Photo Walk w...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal If you live in or near Portland, Oregon I will be leading a Portlandia Photo Walk in conjunction with Photolucida on Friday, April 24. We will walk from the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland to the famous Voodoo Doughnut downtown location. If you’re not familiar...

Making a Happy Birthday...

Special Post by Mark Toal When I was younger I used to have my photo taken in a ‘four for $1.00’ photo booth every year on my birthday. Over the years the photo booths have disappeared except for trendy spots like the Ace Hotel located here in Portland, OR. I recently bought a Panasonic...

Images Inside Your Phot...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.”—Ansel Adams Legendary digital photography guru Kai Krause was fond of saying that there are thousands of images hidden inside ...

Using Monopods for Vide...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I was teaching a video class recently and I suggested that a “three legged monopod” is a perfect accessory for shooting video. I was trying to describe a fairly new type of monopod that has three folding feet that can be lowered to stabilize the monopod...