Two Photographers, One Model, One Location
Mar13

Two Photographers, One Model, One Location

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A great photographer once advised me to work with as few light control devices as possible. I try to do that because the less time spent working with my gear, the more time I can spend putting my subject at ease. If you give me a doorway I’ll use it as a prop. Doorways give subjects something to do with their hands as well as—I think anyway—provide a natural frame around the subject adding interest to...

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Finding Glamour Models: Finale
Dec12

Finding Glamour Models: Finale

My series on how I find glamour models come to a conclusion this week with secrets number seven and eight. If you’ve been reading the series you know that some of these “secrets” are not really secrets at all but just common sense. But in case you hadn’t thought of any of the others, here’s two that might jog your mind. Friend of Another Model. Another good source of glamour models referrals is from other...

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Finding Glamour Models: Part V
Dec05

Finding Glamour Models: Part V

Readers often ask me: Where do you find models for your boudoir and glamour photographs? I’ve been trying to answer that in this series of posts. Here is the latest installment in the series. Secret Number 6: The Internet. There are many different modeling websites on the World Wide Web that let photographers and models post images and notices on a visitor’s forum. These sites vary in effectiveness depending on where you’re located in...

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Shooting in Small  Spaces
Oct13

Shooting in Small Spaces

If you follow me on Instagram (@joefarace) you know that a few months ago, my basement was flooded damaging to my in-home studio. We’re in the final phase of repairs and when it’s completely finished I’ll do a video tour of the 11×15-foot shooting space. Shooting full-length poses in my home studio ±or any small shooting space—are a challenge. While large muslin backgrounds can be softly shaped to fit the available space, seamless...

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Studio Tuesday: Power Pack & Head Systems
Aug02

Studio Tuesday: Power Pack & Head Systems

Monolights, as I wrote about last week, combine power supply and flash head into a single unit. Another approach is used by power packs & heads systems that offer components as individual units that can be mixed and matched in different lighting set-ups. Because there’s no internal power supply, flash heads can be smaller and some are downright tiny allowing you to place them in locations where larger monolights might not fit....

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Studio Portraits with Monolights
Jul26

Studio Portraits with Monolights

Those of you following me on Instagram (@joefarace)already know that my basement, where my in-home studio is located was flooded last month. As I write this, repairs are bring made inside while they are made outside to prevent a recurrence of the problems. In the meantime here’s some thoughts about stio lighitng and an image from a previous shoot… “Light,” as a wise photographer once advised, “is light.” The most important...

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Wrapping up Lighting Week…
Jul22

Wrapping up Lighting Week…

Wrapping up Lighting Week… We started the week with a high-end power pack and head system, moved to a fluorescent lighting, then window light, then segued into LED. It’s time to come full circle and look at electronic flash again, this time its monolights. Portrait photographers get to practice their craft with an amazing selection of different light kinds of light sources and each has their own advantages and disadvantages depending...

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