Shooting Infrared Film

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Wherever there is light, one can photograph”—Alfred Stiegletz Or not. Infrared radiation has some of the same properties as visible light. It can be focused and reflected like visible light and can be aligned and even polarized. Infrared film is sensitive to IR radiation, some ultraviolet radiation and to all wavelengths of...

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Meet My New Muse: Erin

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A muse is a “woman or a force personified as a woman who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.” In Latin, a shrine to the Muses was called a museum. Artists or poets would call on their Muse to inspire them and a poem itself might begin with such a call; thus, Homer’s Odyssey starts with, “Sing to me of the man,...

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New & Free Photo and Envelope Action from PanosFX

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Photoshop actions are a series of recorded instructions that let you produce a special effect without having to manually apply each step of a process. Actions use the .atn extension and are compatible with both Mac Os or Windows computers. Once an .atn file is loaded into the Actions palette, it runs with a single button click. Actions are not...

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Clearing Your Mind with a Walk

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Look, I’m not an intellectual – I just take pictures.”—Helmut Newton As I’ve written about before on my former blog, I like to take walks during the day to get a bit of exercise, clear my head and sometime try out  new equipment, which was the case on this particular day. I had just purchased a used black...

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Tea for Two in Castle Rock, CO

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”—Abraham Lincoln One of my favorite places to make photographs and test new cameras and lenses is in the charming town Castle Rock. Castle Rock is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado. In the 2010 Census, the town population...

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Shooting Your Way of a Rut

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.” – Elliott Erwitt When I’m in a rut, I shoot monochrome images to help me get out of it. These were some of the thoughts that are going through my mind when I was working on my next Geared Up column for Shutterbug magazine. What I like to do to get out of a rut is shooting some ...

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