Mark ToalMark Toal says, “’Ive been taking photos for as long as I can remember. I’ve been lucky enough to have always made my living in photography either working in the photo processing end of the business, as a professional photographer and now as a training representative for Panasonic in Portland, Oregon.”  You can see more of Mark’s photos on his website at Mark can be contacted directly at Please note that any of the views that Mark expresses in this blog are strictly his own and do not represent Panasonic. Farace is a Colorado-based photographer and author of 37 books and more than 2200 magazine stories; He is Contributing Photographer and Writer for Shutterbug and Editor Emeritus of eDigitalPhoto magazine. His awards include the Photographic Craftsman’s from the  Professional Photographers of America and Honorary Membership awarded by the Independent Photographers of Colorado for “dedication and services to the photographic community.” You can see more of Joe’s photos on his website at or on his blog, ‘Saving the World One Pixel @ a Time.’



Mary FaraceMary Farace is a former professional portrait photographer and now an avid amateur photographer, who shoots Nikon cameras—including the company’s traditional digital SLRs and the Nikon’s mirrorless V-series cameras. She is an expert at portrait photography; look for her posts (and images) on posts about making portraits with mirrorless cameras on this blog.


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