New Directions: Visit My New Blog
Jun15

New Directions: 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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Open a Box of Film on Boxing Day
Dec26

Open a Box of Film on Boxing Day

Boxing Day is traditionally the day after Christmas, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their bosses or employers, known as a “Christmas box.” Depending on where you live, Boxing Day is a public holiday that occurs on December 26th, or the first or second weekday after Christmas Day, depending on national or regional laws. One of my new year’s res-olutions is to shoot more film in 2018 (see my post...

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Merry Christmas to All
Dec22

Merry Christmas to All

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”— Thomas S. Monson   Last year during the holidays, Mary and I were walking around Parker Colorado’s O’Brien Park and taking pictures of the park’s gazebo that was decorated and lit...

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Shooting Macro using Teleconverters
Dec21

Shooting Macro using Teleconverters

“When you’re shooting with long lenses, even if you’re shooting a close-up, you feel the air, the distance between the camera and the subject.”—Emmanuel Lubezki Teleconverters are small optical devices that fit between your camera body and lens producing greater magnification and increasing the lens’ focal length. A 2X extender doubles the focal length of the lens but there’s no free lunch. It also gobbles up...

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Portrait Wednesdays: Keeping Up with Pam
Dec20

Portrait Wednesdays: Keeping Up 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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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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How Not To Go Broke Buying Equipment
Dec15

How Not To Go Broke Buying Equipment

Scott Fitzgerald once told Ernest Hemingway, “rich people are different from the rest of us.” “Yeah, Hemingway replied, “they have more money.” The cameras and lenses I used to make the images on this blog and are, for the most part, gear that I actually own. The exceptions are images that were captured with equipment on loan from manufacturers I was testing for product reviews. You may be surprised to learn that at after the review...

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