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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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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Monochrome Conversion with Plug-ins
Sep30

Monochrome Conversion with Plug-ins

One of the reasons photographic purists refer to black and white prints as “monochrome” is that it’s a more precise term that also covers images produced in sepia and other tones. One of the advantages of working with monochromatic digital photographs is the original image can come from many sources. Some digital cameras have black & white or sepia capture modes but more often than not they’re captured in RGB. Yup, it’s a color...

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Emulating Kodalith: Back to the Future
Aug26

Emulating Kodalith: Back to the Future

Back in the film era, Kodalith film was the modern gateway to working in the wet darkroom to produce antique and lost printing techniques. What’s Kodalith? It’s a extremely high contrast, orthochromatic film that’s primarily designed for making line and halftone negatives for photomechanical reproduction. It has wide exposure and development latitude and was also used making highlight masks to improve the reproduction of important...

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