I enjoy meeting readers of my blogs, books and magazine stories, which is why I sponsor the free Cameras and Coffee meet-ups in the Denver Metro area. Check my blog posts for information about when and where the next event will be. I also get questions about my photography and this blog, and to answer them I’ve provided this FAQ, which I plan to add to when presented with any new general interest questions:

  1. How do you pronounce your name?

It’s FA-RACE. Don’t try to get fancy and add accents and stuff. Think about how I like cars and used to do some racing (still would like to) and you’ll remember it.

  1. joe.studioWhat kind of equipment do you use?

These days most of my photography is done with mirrorless cameras from Olympus and Panasonic but I still have lots of Canon EOS cameras and lenses that I use from time-to-time. Even some film cameras from Leica, Zeiss and Hasselblad. The digital gear I use for specific photographs are always shown in my blog posts, often along with exposure data because I don’t think that information should be a big secret. A more or less complete list of my gear is found here.

  1. Why don’t you allow comments on your blogs?

I notice many bloggers allow comments but never actually take the time answer any of questions that are asked, so what’s their point? I’m busy writing for Shutterbug magazine and for other blogs including JoeFaraceShootsCars but am always happy to answer any questions you have that are sent using the Contact page.


  1. How and where do you find the models you use for photography?

Models come from several sources: Referrals from other photographers being the most important. Then there is my Model Mayhem website but I also, under certain conditions (when my wife is with me,) contact people I meet in daily life. You can read more about that process in several posts I did about finding models starting with part 1.

  1. I have a friend (or I) would like to model for you? What’s the best way contact you?

Have her use the Contact page to send me an e-mail requesting an interview to be held at a convenient Starbucks. I prefer working with models that are 18 years or older and photograph women of all ages, sizes and ethnicities.

6. Will you do a program or workshop for my club or organization?

The short answer is yes. But there are so many questions and answers involved in what kind of workshop, where it will be held, how long it will run, etc. that I’ve created a separate FAQ just for this topic. Click the link for detailed answers and if that’s not enough, there’s always the Contact page.