Standard lenses, even those with a macro setting, require a minimum of 12” or more distance from the subject. True macro lenses are specifically designed to focus on very close subjects (even just a couple of inches away), but the trade off is a super shallow Depth of Field (DOF). Even shooting at higher apertures, the actual DOF remains shallow relative to the background when … [Read more...] about What’s a rubber band got to do with Depth of Field?
I love to travel. Being a photographer, I do my best to capture the essence of every trip in my pictures of the people, the landscape, and every bite of food along the way. And when I shoot concerts,... look out! I can easily fill three or more 8GB memory cards at a good show. If you're anything like me - It’s all fun and games until SOMEBODY has to review and edit all … [Read more...] about Matt Kloskowski speaks about Lightroom 5
Did you know that one in every 691 babies in the US is born with Down syndrome? Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring genetic condition and is caused by an extra chromosome. March 21st of each year is World Down Syndrome day because the extra or partial chromosome occurs in the 21st pair (of our standard 23 pairs). This year; PAC was honored to be invited along for … [Read more...] about Up with Down Syndrome Awareness
This week is National Volunteer Week. Please join us in thanking the many wonderful volunteers who help run meetings, photowalks, workshops and other PAC events, as well as help with this website, the monthly newsletter, image contests, securing amazing speakers for meetings, and lots of other administrative tasks. Let's also not forget all of those who volunteer with PAC … [Read more...] about Thank you PAC Volunteers!