Mirrorless Cameras vs the DSLR in the New Year
Dec29

Mirrorless Cameras vs the DSLR in the New Year

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson Today’s Rant by Joe Farace I’ve been passionate about photography since I was eight years old, when my patents gave me a Kodak box camera. It’s one of the reasons I created this blog and my car photography site but in Novembers this—what I thought was an undying passion—was sorely tested when I was hired for a project that...

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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 photo magazine editors when he asked, “How...

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My Take: How I Crop My Photographs
Dec27

My Take: How I Crop My Photographs

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” —Diane Arbus One question I’m often asked at workshops is my thoughts about cropping. As someone who grew up shooting film I have always believed that your cropped in camera but as I shot more an more using a 6×6 Hasselblad, I came to realize that some kind of cropping is inevitable but not always desirable. After you make an image, you...

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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...

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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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Portrait Wednesdays: Keeping Up with Pam
Dec20

Portrait Wednesdays: Keeping Up with Pam

With Wordy Wednesdays running for so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bernstein’s 1988 book Burning Cold decided to see how many Wednesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case Pamela Simpson. Over the next who knows how many weeks I’ll be show-casing a diff-erent image of her that was made over the five years I’ve work-ed with Pam show-ing her many, many...

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