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The Full Frame Advantage: Shooting the Lumix S1R

The Full Frame Advantage: Shooting the Lumix S1R

Today’s Post by Joe Farace With Shutterbug on hiatus, I wanted to step up the coverage of cameras and lenses on this blog, starting with a mirrorless full-frame Lumix S1R loaned to me by Panasonic’s Mark Toal. If there's a camera or lens or lenses you would like to...

Happy Birthday to Me Today

Happy Birthday to Me Today

Today's Post by Joe Farace In today's history lesson: Cosmonaut Anatoly Semyonovich Levchenko was born on the exact same day as myself' not just day and month but the same year as well. In December 1987, Levchenko occupied the third seat aboard the spacecraft Soyuz...

After the Virus: I’ll Be Looking for a New Muse…

After the Virus: I’ll Be Looking for a New Muse…

...but that doesn't mean we can't talk about it now. Today's Post by Joe Farace A muse is a woman or a force that's personified as a woman and who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist, or in my case a portrait and glamour photographer. For many years my...

Glamour Photography Takes Practice

Glamour Photography Takes Practice

Today's Post by Joe Farace "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice."—Vladimir Horowitz Vladimir Horowitz was arguably one of the finest classical pianists of all time, yet even he practiced every day. The headline should really be amended to say...

Here’s My Basic Philosophy of Work

Here’s My Basic Philosophy of Work

Today's Post by Joe Farace Parkinson’s Law was first written by Cyril Northcote Parkinson (1909–1993) as "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." That statement was in the first sentence of an essay he published in The Economist. In 1957,...

How I Approach a Glamour Session, Part 2

How I Approach a Glamour Session, Part 2

Today's Post by Joe Farace Update: When last we left our intrepid photographer, he had zeroed in the lighting in his home studio and was getting ready to photograph the model, in this case the wonderful Bella Fire, who is also nice, pretty and has red hair. Based on...