Shooting the Olympus 9mm Fisheye Lens
Apr12

Shooting the Olympus 9mm Fisheye Lens

Today’s Post by Mark Toal One of my favorite mirrorless lenses is the Olympus 9mm Fisheye Body Cap lens and I’ve written about using it to photograph cars—pros and cons—on my car photograph site/blog. Today Mirrorless Photo Tips’ Mark Toal takes another look at this interesting and affordable lens and shares some tips and techniques. A few weeks ago I had a chance to try the new Olympus 9mm Fisheye Body Cap lens. For...

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Glamour & Boudoir Photography in Micro Four-thirds Time
Mar11

Glamour & Boudoir Photography in Micro Four-thirds Time

You may be interested in trying glamour photography but think it’s difficult and requires lots of expensive equipment but the truth is that all you really need is a camera, lighting and a subject. I’ve covered the subject of Where to Find Glamour Models and if you missed it, use the search feature to find all the related posts in the series. Lighting for the intimate portrait at right was provided by affrodable Godox monolights....

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Wordy Wednesday #151 “Wildlife in Your Own Backyard”
Mar11

Wordy Wednesday #151 “Wildlife in Your Own Backyard”

I am hardly a wildlife photographer but sometimes they 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 individual and groups of mule deer stroll leisurely across Daisy Hill on their way to find nourishment, usually my landscaping. I started photographing this critter from the sidewalk in front of my house at 150mm, slowly...

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Traveling with a Mirrorless Camera
Jan16

Traveling with a Mirrorless Camera

Sigma’s ART lens category includes the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN and 19mm f/2.8 DN lenses designed for mirrorless lens cameras. Priced at $199, both lenses incorporate telecentric optical designs and a linear auto focusing motor for accurate and quiet focusing for video. They have metal exteriors and a simple focus ring with varying textures to distinguish each part of the lens. The Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN is a relatively wide-angle lens...

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Micro Four-thirds: It’s All Intuition
Jan13

Micro Four-thirds: It’s All Intuition

Special Guest Post by Mark Toal noun: intuition 1.
the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. How does intuition apply to photography and particularly photography with Micro Four-thirds and other mirrorless systems?  Since I can carry a Mirrorless camera or point and shoot camera almost everywhere I’m quickly able to shoot almost anything that catches my eye (and for my blog) and you can...

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Micro Four-thirds: Shooting in Intelligent Auto Mode
Dec09

Micro Four-thirds: Shooting in Intelligent Auto Mode

After last weeks blog about how I’ve started using Auto ISO somebody made a light hearted comment on Facebook asking if I was going to start shooting in Program mode next? The answer is no, I’m more often shooting in the Intelligent Auto Mode or IA. The longer I make photographs the more I realize that a good photograph is not how much I know about my camera settings, it’s about capturing what I see when I see it. Of course there are...

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Micro Four-thirds: Using the Auto ISO Setting
Dec02

Micro Four-thirds: Using the Auto ISO Setting

I always love it when something that I’ve scorned for years becomes part or my everyday life. It shows me that there is always something new to learn. In this case it’s using the Auto ISO setting on my camera. I started taking photos before there was auto anything and I’ve always prided myself on knowing the right ISO, aperture and shutter speed for any given situation. After all isn’t that what separates me from other photographers?...

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