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 at PhotoPlus Expo
Oct28

Micro Four-thirds at PhotoPlus Expo

PhotoPlus Expo took place in New York City last week and I wanted to cover some of the Micro Four-thirds product announcements. First and most fun is the Lomography Experimental lens kit. The kit includes 3 lenses; a fisheye lens for 160° shots, a wide-angle 12mm lens and standard 24mm lens. The lenses have built in shutters and all three are only $89.00. Last week I wrote about the new Panasonic Lumix GM-1 tiny MFT camera. PhotoPlus...

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Panasonic Lumix GM-1 Takes Small to a New Level
Oct21

Panasonic Lumix GM-1 Takes Small to a New Level

Special Guest Post by Mark Toal Last week Panasonic announced the smallest Micro Four-thirds camera to date, the Lumix GM-1. I don’t normally get to use a preproduction version of a camera as I did with the GM-1 but a few weeks ago I was in Seattle and got a chance to shoot with the GM-1. When it was handed to me I was amazed how any interchangeable lens camera could be this small. The height and width are slightly smaller than my...

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Wordless Wednesday #75, “Reflections of Mary”
Aug14

Wordless Wednesday #75, “Reflections of Mary”

Underhood shot of a hot rod was made with aPanasonic Lumix GF3 and Olympus 17mm f/2.8 lens at the Classic Rock Cruise-In in Castle Rock, CO.

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New Think Tank Mirrorless Camera Cases
May20

New Think Tank Mirrorless Camera Cases

Special Guest Post by Mark Toal Last week Think Tank introduced a new line of camera bags that were designed specifically for small mirrorless cameras. I own several Think Tank bags and I love the attention to detail in their products down to the included rain covers. I know this may sound crazy but they use the best zippers of any camera bag I’ve ever used. (I agree—Joe) As you can see in my photo (below) these bags even have...

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