Memorial Day 2012
May28

Memorial Day 2012

Since many people who read this blog do not live in the United States, I wanted to give today’s photographs a brief introduction: Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and until 1882 was known as Decoration Day . It originated after the Civil War to commemorate fallen Union soldiers. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. On Memorial Day the flag is...

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Wordless Wednesday #006: “Home Sweet Home”
Apr18

Wordless Wednesday #006: “Home Sweet Home”

January 1, 1976, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

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Wordless Wednesday #005: “Two Faces of Japan”
Apr11
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Self Assignment: Photographing Barns
Mar08

Self Assignment: Photographing Barns

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite photographic subjects: Barns. I was introduced to the idea about 15 years ago by my my old friend, fine arts photographer Bill Craig. Now whenever I see a barn, I start looking for my camera. all images ©2012 Joe Farace I like to photograph barns—the older the better and as the Colorado landscape has become ever more urbanized, I’ve been forced out onto the eastern prairie in search...

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Tips on Photographing Kids
Jan24

Tips on Photographing Kids

caption: This photograph of these two pals and their dog was made on one of the girl’s front lawn and the photographer was lying on her stomach to get the shot. This puts the camera on their level and helps minimize background clutter. Shot with Olympus E-420 and FL-50R flash  (with diffuser in place.) ©2011 Mary Farace Some digital point and shoot cameras even have a “kids” mode some of which boils down to the same advice I’m gonna...

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What’s the Best Camera?
Jan12

What’s the Best Camera?

A day does not go buy without me receiving an e-mail, Tweet or Facebook post asking what camera the writer should buy? That can be a tough question to answer because for openers there’s the budget aspect that’s part of any purchasing decision and then there’s whole “what kind of pictures do you (want to) make question too. It’s similar to asking what kind of car someone should buy? For some the answer might be a Jaguar or a Corvette...

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