Your Tuesday Travel Tips
May17

Your Tuesday Travel Tips

The photograph at left was made at the Golden Buddha one of three largest statues in Japan. I couldn’t resist this charming image of a teacher making this photograph of his class. Camera was a Canon EOS Digital Rebel with EF18-55mm lens at 30mm. Exposure was 1/200th of a second at f/10 in Program mode. If you only learn one new thing from this week’s Travel Tuesday post, it’s that you should NOT buy a new camera or lens on Thursday...

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What’s the Right Camera Bag for You?
Jan05

What’s the Right Camera Bag for You?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Beginning with the March ’15 issue of Shutterbug magazine, I’ll be writing a new column called Geared Up, which will look at different categories of photo-releated gear. That first column in on portrait lenses and I hope you’ll enjoy it. The May issue (on newsstands approx 4/10/15) will be on camera bags for travel photography. Like all of these new columns it will be a round-up of...

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Quality and Tradition in a Hand-made Camera Bag
Dec20

Quality and Tradition in a Hand-made Camera Bag

Business Fridays is on hiatus. In its place, I’ll be showing new products that you should find useful and could also make wonderful holiday gifts for yourself or a friend. Since you can never have too many camera bags, let’s wrap up the series with a brand new bag from a classic bag maker… I’ll confess to being an Anglophile. I drink English tea, drive an English car and have an affinity for all things British. More than ten years ago...

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Is it Time for a New Camera Backpack?
Mar28

Is it Time for a New Camera Backpack?

I’ve gotten more than a few inquiries from readers of Shutterbug and this blog asking the same question: “What ever happened to the Joe Farace Reporter II backpack?” The answer is simple: The manufacturer decided to discontinue production of the backpack as well as its siblings the slightly smaller Joe Farace Reporter and smaller yet Mary Farace Daypack, which seemed to be a favorite of many film shooters....

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New Bag for Growing MFT System
Feb01

New Bag for Growing MFT System

Regular readers know that I’m a big fan of the Micro Four-thirds system (see our regular MFT Mondays features) and that my camera bag of choice has been Think Tank’s Retrospective 5 because of a combination of practicality, size and retro good looks. But as I kept adding new gear to my system, I outgrew the bag. Any new bag would have to be able to hold: Panasonic Lumix G2 body, Panasonic Lumix GF3 body, Olympus E-P3 body,...

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