It Ain’t Snow: Arvada, CO in Infrared

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The above image was made in Arvada, Colorado on the grounds of the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, a multi-use cultural facility that is operated by the City of Arvada and which opened in 1976. The Arvada Center comprises the Arvada History Museum, three theaters, art galleries, music, dance, and theater rehearsal rooms,...

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Choosing the Right Background for Portraits

Today’s Post by Joe Farace There are lots of options when it comes to choosing a backdrop for portraiture, starting with the ubiquitous seamless paper, which will be the subject of its own and upcoming post. Here’s a look at some other options: Muslin is a closely woven cloth that’s produced from corded cotton yarn. Different kinds of dyes can be applied to it and...

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For Father’s Day: Photograph the People You Love

Guest Post by Mary Farace In a previous post on his old blog, Joe wrote about documenting a changing world but I urge photographers to not only photograph the places that they love but also the people as well. That way we can use our talent and imaging tools to change the world one person at a time or as he likes to say “one pixel at a time.” I strongly believe that...

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Nostalgia Ain’t What it Used to Be

Today’s Post by Joe Farace nos·tal·gia,  noun. a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. Since it’s Throwback Thursday I wrote a post about nostalgia: In one of the early chapters in my forthcoming book about the business of photography, On Professional Photography, I reminisce...

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Boudoir & Glamour Photography with Entry Level SLRs

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Here’s today’s tip: You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on camera equipment to make high quality boudoir and glamour photographs. Although many pros shoot with top-of-the-line Nikon and Canon DSLR’s, you don’t have to do the same thing. There are plenty of reasonably priced DSLR or mirrorless cameras with...

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Welcome to the World of Invisible Light

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Astronomers have long used the infrared spectrum for astrophotography of distant non-terrestrial subjects but there are plenty of terrestrial applications for infrared photography too, including forensic investigation and aerial crop or forest surveys. My personal philosophy is that photography should be fun. Part of having fun is trying...

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