If you’ve poked around this blog, you’ll see that I’m passionate about photography. In an age when everybody who has a blog is an expert, I’ve have been writing about photography, cameras and lighting equipment since 1981 and digital photography since 1989.

I’m the author of 34 books and more than 2200 magazine stories for photography and computer publications and currently am Contributing Photographer-Writer for Shutterbug and Editor Emeritus of eDigitalPhoto magazine. I’ve published a series of books about portraiture, lighting and posing, some of which can be found in Books.

I’ve made presentations at PPA national and state conventions in Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. For this, the Professional Photographers of America graciously awarded me the Photographic Craftsman’s degree.

In addition, I have conducted photo workshops for Shutterbug and Popular Photography magazines in California, Florida, and New Mexico as well as at FOTOfusion, the Palm Beach Photographic Center and New England Council of Camera Clubs. You can read about my local workshops here. If you would like to get photo tips from around the Web, follow me on Twitter; On Pinterest and Instagram, (@joefarace) you’ll get a peek at my personal work and other stuff I’m interested in. If you like automobiles, you can see my car photography and read a related blog at

Things you might not know about me: I love my film cameras, including a Leica M6 TTL, Zeiss Ikon SW, Hasselblad XPan and a gold-trimmed 50’th anniversary Seagull TLR that Mary gave me as a birthday gift. I’m an avid collector of 3D photography and movie paraphernalia—I own an original Nimslo. I am also an Adult Fan of Lego (AFOL), collect Lionel and K-Line model trains, as well as anything related to Snoopy and the Peanuts gang.