New Directions: Please Visit My New Blog
Jun15

New Directions: Please 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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Seeing the Light, Another Take
Dec18

Seeing the Light, Another Take

“Learning ‘to see the light’ may be a tired photographic cliche but that doesn’t mean that it’s not true and important part of a photographer’s development.”—Joe Farace As I mentioned in my last post on this subject, light has four major qualities: quality, quantity, color and direction. No matter what exposure mode you select with your DSLR or mirrorless camera, seeing how light in a scene...

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Books Make Great Gifts for the Holidays
Dec05

Books Make Great Gifts for the Holidays

One question I get from readers from time-to-time is “when are you coming out with a new book?” The answer is: I wish I knew. Mark Toal and I talked with the publisher of my last four books about co-writing a book about mirrorless photography, specifically on Micro Four-thirds system cameras and lenses and the publisher initially considered our proposal but lost interest after a while. Book publishers, like photo magazines...

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Shooting Portraits by Holiday Lights
Nov27

Shooting Portraits by Holiday Lights

“Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you’re giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.”—Caroline Kennedy The Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* for Canon EOS is designed for medium and longer distances and provides high-performance capture even when shot wide open and even improves as the lens is stopped down. Lens construction controls flare and ghosting artifacts, resulting in a brilliant...

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Portrait Wednesdays: Madame Butterfly
Nov08

Portrait Wednesdays: Madame Butterfly

“See, the night doth enfold us! See, all the world lies sleeping!” ― Giacomo Puccini With Wordy Wed-nesdays running so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bern-stein’s 1988 book Burning Cold decided to see how many Wed-nesdays 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 showcasing a different image of her...

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Portrait Wednesdays: The Lady in Red
Nov01

Portrait Wednesdays: The Lady in Red

“I’ve never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight”—Chris de Burgh, Lady in Red lyrics With Wordy Wednesdays running 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...

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Making Halloween Portraits
Oct31

Making Halloween Portraits

“Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.”— Judy Gold This time of year, one of my favorite photo concepts is to ask portrait subjects to bring their Halloween costumes to a shoot±even if it’s after Halloween, as I expect to shoot this Thursday. As adults they don’t get a chance to wear them more than just once and it lets you create the kind of images that are fun to make for both the photographer and the...

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