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Glamour Photography using Fluorescent Lighting

Glamour Photography using Fluorescent Lighting

Today's Post by Joe Farace Light is an interpretive tool in the hands of a photographer—Peter Gowland Portrait Techniques Week continues today with… I was lucky enough to get to know Peter and Alice Gowland late in their lives and my book Joe Farace’s Glamour...

Making a Two Light Low-Key Headshot

Making a Two Light Low-Key Headshot

Today's Post by Joe Farace Portrait Techniques Week continues today with... A head shot or headshot is a modern (usually digital) portrait in which the focus is on the person. The term is applied usually for professional profile images on social media, images used on...

Glamour Photography with a Fluorescent Ring Light

Glamour Photography with a Fluorescent Ring Light

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Portrait Techniques Week continues today with... In 1952, Lester A. Dine invented the ring light to make dental photos but today people use them for other kinds of photography too. A ring light is a circular light source that typically...

Umbrellas: Shoot Through or Bounce?

Umbrellas: Shoot Through or Bounce?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I'm kicking of Portrait Techniques Week today with... Umbrellas are the simplest and most inexpensive light modifier available for portrait photography and that makes them the most popular. The good news is that umbrellas are passive devices...

Film Friday: Adventures in XPan Land

Film Friday: Adventures in XPan Land

Today's Post by Joe Farace Film Fridays are back... “How many cameras do you own?” was a question that Joe Meehan asked me and some other photo magazine editors at one of the last film-based photokina trade shows. One former Shutterbug editor said it was somewhere...

Q&A: Here’s a Few Portrait Posing Basics

Q&A: Here’s a Few Portrait Posing Basics

Today's post by Joe Farace “In my photographs it is apparent that there was no posing at the moment I released the shutter.”—Jerzy Kosinski One question that I'm often asked is how do I pose models. The first part of the process is recognizing what kind of subject...