New Directions: Visit My New Blog
Jun15

New Directions: Visit My New Blog

Please note that there will be no new posts on this blog. For all-new material and posts, please visit my New Blog that’s now an integral part of my website. Thanks for your support.—Joe Today’s Post by Joe Farace On January 1, I announced via my Instagram feed—if you’re not following me there please do It’s @joefarace—that I was taking a hiatus from blogging to focus on my personal photography. That hiatus ended and while...

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When’s the Last Time You Had Your Portrait Made?
Jun14

When’s the Last Time You Had Your Portrait Made?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I recently added new portraits of myself to the Bio pages of my New Blog and automobile photography website. Both portraits were made by my friend Cliff Lawson and were not made during an “official” portrait session. They were shot while we were having coffee at Starbucks. I think it’s a good idea for photographers to have their own portraits made from time to time for a couple of reasons: First,...

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Why I’m Not a Decision Influencer
Jun13

Why I’m Not a Decision Influencer

Today’s Rant by Joe Farace I’m somewhat active on social media. You can find me on Twitter (@joefarace), Tumblr, Instagram (@joefarace), Google Plus, as well as my car photography website/blog and my main website. Sorry, no Facebook and I’ll gladly tell you why face-to-face over coffee sometime. With all this online activity, I’m not considered a decision influencer. Why is that you ask? It’s simple: That’s because...

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Is Film in Your Future?
Dec28

Is Film in Your Future?

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”― Ernst Haas Once upon a time, when photo magazine had travel budgets and could afford to send Contributing Writers, like myself, to the photokina show in Germany, I was sitting in the press room at one of the last film-based trade shows talking with Joe Meehan and several other photo magazine editors when he asked,...

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Open a Box of Film on Boxing Day
Dec26

Open a Box of Film on Boxing Day

Boxing Day is traditionally the day after Christmas, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their bosses or employers, known as a “Christmas box.” Depending on where you live, Boxing Day is a public holiday that occurs on December 26th, or the first or second weekday after Christmas Day, depending on national or regional laws. One of my new year’s res-olutions is to shoot more film in 2018 (see my post...

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Merry Christmas to All
Dec22

Merry Christmas to All

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”— Thomas S. Monson   Last year during the holidays, Mary and I were walking around Parker Colorado’s O’Brien Park and taking pictures of the park’s gazebo that was decorated and lit...

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Shooting Macro using Teleconverters
Dec21

Shooting Macro using Teleconverters

“When you’re shooting with long lenses, even if you’re shooting a close-up, you feel the air, the distance between the camera and the subject.”—Emmanuel Lubezki Teleconverters are small optical devices that fit between your camera body and lens producing greater magnification and increasing the lens’ focal length. A 2X extender doubles the focal length of the lens but there’s no free lunch. It also gobbles up...

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