Team Co-Founder and blog editor, Joe 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 blogs,Saving the World One Pixel @ a Timeand Joe Farace Shoots Cars.


Mark Toal Co-Founder Mark 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 He can be contacted directly at Please note that any of the views Mark expresses in this blog are strictly his own and do not represent Panasonic.



Mildred Alpern was born in Boston, Massachusetts, is a graduate of Girls’ Latin School, Boston University and Columbia University Teachers College. She is a former teacher of modern European History and consultant for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program. She currently shoots with Fuji XT1 and Olympus mirrorless cameras. Mildred’s books Winter Garden and Seedhead and St. Agnes Public Library Exhibit are available from MagCloud in print or digital form at most affordable prices. You can visit her website here.




Mary 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 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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