What’s Your Favorite Photograph? Here’s Mine…

Today’s Post by Joe Farace When teaching workshops I’m sometimes asked, “What’s Your Favorite Photograph?” In fact, Skip Cohen recently asked me that same question as part of the Why series that appears on the Skip Cohen University blog. The glib answer to the question is “the one I’m going to make tomorrow” but for Skip I talked not about my favorite photograph...

Learn More

On Valentines Day: Shooting “I Heart Portraits”

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Mary and I have fond memories of using early Bowens, then called Bogen, monolights. They were the first  good lighting system we owned when setting up our studio in 1982 We loved shooting with those big, black paint can-shaped 800B monolights because they were inexpensive, dependable and powerful and from what I can tell from my...

Learn More

Shoot Your Next Portrait in Black & White

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As a creative medium, traditionalists may call it “monochrome” and digital imagers may prefer “grayscale,” but it’s still black and white to me. But there is more to black and white photography than just an absence of color. Black and white is a wonderful media for making portraits because the lack of color immediately simplifies the...

Learn More

Flower Photography in Infrared

…why not give it a try?   Today’s Post by Joe Farace The Rocky Mountain Columbine (Columbine Aquilegia caerulea) is the state flower of Colorado but is known as “granny bonnets” to some. It was discovered in 1820 on Pike’s Peak by mountain climber Edwin James. There are 70 species of columbines in the world and about one-third of them are native to North...

Learn More

Is Social Media Helping Your Photography Business or Is It Just a Waste of Time?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace That’s the question many photographers are asking themselves these days. During 2017, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg published a 5,700 word manifesto on his profile, where he stated that Facebook represents one of history’s “great leaps.” Yet many photographers are not seeing the benefits that social media should provide. On...

Learn More

Shooting Infrared in the Winter

Today’s Post by Joe Farace For traditional infrared photography, the Wood Effect produces the bright to white re-production of the chlorophyll layer of deciduous plants, even non-deciduous plants and trees will show some effect and, to my mind, IR capture works perfectly well even with the snow on the ground. Continuing a theme that I began on Mirrorless Photo Tips...

Learn More