At a time when everybody who has a blog is an expert, I’ve have been writing about photography, cameras and studio lighting since 1981 and digital photography since 1989. I’m passionate about photography and if you would like to get photo tips from around the Web, follow me on Twitter; On Pinterest and Instagram, (@joefarace) you’ll get a peek at my personal work and other stuff I’m interested in. If you like automobiles, you can see my car photography and read my related blog at

joe.headshotI’ve published 34 books and more than 2200 magazine stories. I’m Contributing Photographer/Writer for Shutterbug and Editor Emeritus of eDigitalPhoto magazine. Recently I wrote a series of books about portraiture, studio lighting and posing that can be found in the Books section of this website,

The Professional Photographers of America awarded me the Photographic Craftsman’s degree and I’ve made presentations at national and state PPA conventions in Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The Independent Photographers of Colorado presented me with an Honorary Membership for “dedication and services to the photographic community.”

I’ve conducted photography workshops for Shutterbug and Popular Photography magazines in California, Florida and New Mexico as well as at FOTOfusion, the Palm Beach Photographic Center, and the New England Council of Camera Clubs. More information about workshops can be found here.

Things you might not know about me:  I still love and have kept some film cameras, including a Leica M6 TTL, Zeiss Ikon SW, Hasselblad XPan and a gold-trimmed 50’th anniversary Seagull TLR that Mary gave me as a birthday gift a while ago. I’m an avid collector of 3D photography—I own an original Nimslo—and 3D movie paraphernalia, old and unique cameras and am an Adult Fan of Lego (AFOL.) I also collect Lionel and K-Line model trains, as well as anything related to Snoopy and the Peanuts gang.

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