Wordy Wednesday #456: The Final Chapter
Aug30

Wordy Wednesday #456: The Final Chapter

I’ve been flogging Wordless Wednesdays then Wordy Wednesdays for many years. In fact, the first Wordless Wednesday appeared on March 14, 2012 and I thought it was time for a change. Next week, Inspired by the photography of Gary Bernstein, I’m starting a new series I hope will run for a year. In the meantime, I leave you with this.   “Mary and Joe At the Psycho House” Normally you can’t get out of the cars...

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Monochrome & Color Portraiture
Mar24

Monochrome & Color Portraiture

Most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have a built-in monochrome capture mode with some  offering scene modes, Canon calls’em Picture Styles, that let you enhance gray tones while making the rest of the colors less vibrant producing an old-fashioned hand-colored look. The reality is that you can always shoot in color and  make these kinds of adjustments after the fact using Adobe Photoshop or your favorite digital imaging software but...

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These Day LEDs Are Popular; Here’s Why
Mar09

These Day LEDs Are Popular; Here’s Why

Continuous light sources are popular with new and aspiring pros because they let you see in real time the lighting effect produced. LED-based studio lights do that without creating lots of heat, especially when compared to other continuous light sources. At the WPPI show one industry insider told me, “When LED delivers a form factor that looks like a monolight, studio flash is dead.” While I’m not so sure that I believe that statement...

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Tutorial Tuesday: Going Retro
Aug23

Tutorial Tuesday: Going Retro

  If you ever you get stuck for ideas, a retro style or pose is always something that’s fun to try. Last Tuesday, I told you how I made ‘Old School Hollywood Portrait’ images and today it’s an playful homage to the kind of shots that the late Peter Gowland made during the 1950’s. I was fortunate to know Mr. Gowland late in his life and my book Joe Farace’s Glamour Photography is dedicated to Peter and...

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Infrared Photography in HDR
May15

Infrared Photography in HDR

I’ve been interested in infrared photography for more than thirty years and have really embraced the concept of digital infrared photography as being both practical and fun. And the motto of my blog is to Have Fun with Your Photography! There have been two kinds of digital IR capture I’ve wanted to experiment with. First was the idea of infrared panoramas made by sticking multiple infrared images together but have been...

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Wordless Wednesday #92 “Stairway in B&W”
Jan15

Wordless Wednesday #92 “Stairway in B&W”

Inspired by the photography of Eva Rubenstein, I made this photograph when Mary and I were looking for a new house.

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Shooting Digital Infrared with Filters
Mar27

Shooting Digital Infrared with Filters

The following images were captured while I was making photographs for my book “Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography”  that’s available at your favorite bookseller and Amazon.com. While I used many different kinds of cameras, including Canon and Olympus, to capture IR images for the book these examples were made using a Pentax K100D digital SLR. This photograph (left) was just one of a few images that I was able to make...

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