Nifty Fifty: Shooting the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 Lens

Nifty Fifty: Shooting the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 Lens

Today’s Post by Joe Farace So the day that I buy a new (for me) Olympus lens, this sh*t happens:   “According to a Memorandum of Understanding for Divestiture of Imaging Business signed on June 24, 2020, ‘Olympus Corporation and Japan Industrial...
Field Test: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens

Field Test: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As I’m testing the Panasonic Lumix S1R, I’ll also be reviewing some L-Mount lenses for it that are available from Sigma. Today it’s the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens that has a angle-of-view from 84.1 to 34.3 degrees. First impressions...
Using a Handheld Meter for Outdoor Portraits

Using a Handheld Meter for Outdoor Portraits

Today’s Post by Joe Farace All modern cameras have some kind of built-in light meters and some even have a spot metering function but I still occasionally still use a hand-held meter, especially when photographing people outdoors. My current hand-held meter is...
Is the Format of the Medium the Message?

Is the Format of the Medium the Message?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.”― Marshall McLuhan I believe that the camera you use and the way that you use it determines the format or shape of the final image. Look no further than...
LED Lighting and The Lady in Red

LED Lighting and The Lady in Red

Today’s Post by Joe Farace LEDs may represent the future of studio lighting but a number of the currently available options come with a caveat or two for the new professional portrait photographer or aspiring pro. In shopping you’ll find that some LED solutions are...