Wordy Wednesday #232: “Remembering the First Photograph I Made”
Oct19

Wordy Wednesday #232: “Remembering the First Photograph I Made”

Do you remember the first photograph you made? I do. It was of a flag flying from a pole in Baltimore’s Collington Square, next to the bandstand where the Baltimore Municipal Band would give free concerts when I was a kid. So this particular sport, in this particular place has special meaning for me, so maybe that’s why I made it to start with. And because I was an eight year old kid when I got my second roll of 620 film, I loaded it...

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Tutorial Tuesday: Going Retro
Aug23

Tutorial Tuesday: Going Retro

  If you ever you get stuck for ideas, a retro style or pose is always something that’s fun to try. Last Tuesday, I told you how I made ‘Old School Hollywood Portrait’ images and today it’s an playful homage to the kind of shots that the late Peter Gowland made during the 1950’s. I was fortunate to know Mr. Gowland late in his life and my book Joe Farace’s Glamour Photography is dedicated to Peter and...

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Kicking of a New Week…
Jul25

Kicking of a New Week…

The past two week’s blog posts have had a theme, first Travel Week and then it was Lighting Week. This week we kick of a five days of posts using the same eclectic combination of topics that have distinguished this blog for the past six years. Yes it’s been, six years since I wrote “Make a Splash with Flash” on Dec 8, 2010. I’ve kind of beat the topic of flash over the head last week so rather than digging that one up again—unless you...

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Cold Light Boudoir Photography
Jul08

Cold Light Boudoir Photography

Wrapping up Portraiture Week with a look at fluorescent lighting… For digital capture, fluorescent light can be your friend and I don’t mean those long tubes hanging in lighting fixtures from the ceiling at the local 7-11. I’m talking about a new breed of portrait lighting tools designed especially for digital photography. Why is fluorescent a great source of lighting for digital imaging? It’s because the RGB spikes of output from...

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Wordy Wednesday #215 “Shoot Your Way of a Rut”
Jun22

Wordy Wednesday #215 “Shoot Your Way of a Rut”

When I’m in a rut, I shoot monochrome to get out of it. These are some of the thoughts that are going through my mid when I was working on my Geared Up column for the October issue of Shutterbug magazine (on newsstands 9/10/16.) One of the things I like to do to get out of a rut is to shoot some photographs in direct monochrome mode. It doesn’t have to be all of the images that I shoot that day or in a portrait session; just a few to...

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Shooting Landscapes in Infrared
Jun13

Shooting Landscapes in Infrared

In photography, there is color, black and white, and the kind of monochrome images that can only be captured by invisible light. Every color’s wavelength is measured in nanometers (one billionth of a millimeter) and light with wavelengths from 700 and 900nm (nanometers) is considered to be infrared light. Surprisingly, this band of infrared light is a thousand times wider than that of visible light yet is totally invisible to our...

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Wordy Wednesday #212 “Garden of the Gods —in IR”
Jun01

Wordy Wednesday #212 “Garden of the Gods —in IR”

Garden of the Gods is a public park (free admittance) that’s located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971. I recently visited with Mark Toal, my partner on Mirrorless Photo Tips blog and we shot many of the images, (including the above) in digital Infrared. The area was initially called Red Rock Corral. In August 1859 one of the surveyors, Rufus Cable, that were exploring the site was...

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