Everything Looks Better in Black & White.

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Proving you can change your tune, Paul Simon changed the lyrics of Kodachrome to “everything looked better in black & white” when he performed the song in Central Park in 1991. At the suggestion of one of my other blog’s readers I added a section to the right-hand column called “Top Posts,” so if someone was new to the...

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Macro with a Point & Shoot Camera?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Why not? In a guest post on my how-to blog, Jason Anderson said, “At some point, the allure of macro photography in all its intricate detail entices us all to either buy or rent some glass that has the power to take us to the enchanting 1:1 ratio where we can see things full size!” Click on that link to read Jason’s...

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A Path Through the Infrared Woods

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ― John Muir I’ve often said, and I think it’s worth repeating that Zion National Park is one of the best places that I’ve found, so far anyway, to make infrared photographs. The 229-square-mile park is located near Springdale, Utah and  the park’s most prominent...

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All Good Things…

Today;s Post by Joe Farace “I believe that good things come to those who work.”— Wilt Chamberlain In a post on my old blog called How Not To Go Broke Buying Equipment, I wrote about how many of the cameras I own were purchased as used or refurbs. Refurbs are like used cameras because somebody may have previously owned it or it might have been a store demo and there may...

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Are You Shooting More but Enjoying it Less?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of the most interesting aspects of digital photograph is that we, or so it appears to me, seem to shoot more images during a photo session than we did when shooting film for a similar project. For an typical model test shoot, I used to expose two to three rolls of 35mm film. Sometimes these were 24 exposure rolls, so a model shoot...

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It’s Friday the 13th!

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.”—Ansel Adams Unlike Ansel Adams who previsualized how a print would look before he captured an image, I find that many times my glamour photography images are only fully realized after I start working on them...

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