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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Portrait Wednesday: Boudoir Photography with Pam
Dec13

Portrait Wednesday: Boudoir Photography 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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Portrait Wednesday: Pamela with LEDs
Dec06

Portrait Wednesday: Pamela with LEDs

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 diff-erent image of her that was made over the five years I’ve work-ed with Pam showing her many, many...

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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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Into the World of The Upside Down
Dec01

Into the World of The Upside Down

“I like to turn things upside down, to watch pictures and situations from another perspective.”— Ursus Wehrli Today’s Rant by Joe Farace In the Netflix series Stranger Things, the “Upside Down” is an integral part of the plot but I’m not sure I understand its application to the world of portraiture. What I’m referring to in another trend (read “Trends in Portrait Photography”) I’ve noticed in portraits displayed on the Internet,...

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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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