Film Noir: Special Effects are Subject Dependent

Film Noir: Special Effects are Subject Dependent

Today’s Post iby Joe Farace Before the Dot Com bust, I also wrote articles and columns for several computer magazines and one of the concepts that I dreamed up during this time was “Farace’s Laws of the Computing Universe.” I figured if Murphy and Burke’s...
A Few Recent Trends in Portrait Photography

A Few Recent Trends in Portrait Photography

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”— Ralph Hattersley In the December issues of the former print editions of Shutterbug, I used to write about what I saw as current trends in photography. Since this...
What Is Your Source of Inspiration 2? Film Noir

What Is Your Source of Inspiration 2? Film Noir

Today’s Post by Joe Farace According to Wikipedia, the film noir genre refers to mystery and crime dramas that were produced from the early 1940s into the late 1950s. Movies of this genre were characteristically shot in black & white and featured stories involving...
Using Digital Texture Screens

Using Digital Texture Screens

Today’s Post by Joe Farace When creating SFX, keep in something my mentor Eddie Bafford said about applying effects in the traditional wet darkroom: “If you get too carried away, you need somebody with a 2×4 to hit you up-side the head.”—Joe Farace The use of...
How I Shot a Magazine Cover

How I Shot a Magazine Cover

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The theme of the March 2013 issue of Shutterbug was new lighting gear and in its pages I tested some (now discontinued) Flashpoint monolights. If you saw a previous post about Farace’s Laws of special effects, I’ve found that the...