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What Are Lighting Ratios Anyway?

What Are Lighting Ratios Anyway?

Lighting ratio refers to a comparison of the key or main light to the fill light. The higher the lighting ratio is, the higher the contrast of the image will be and conversely; the lower the ratio, the lower the contrast will be. The ratio can be calculated because each increase in aperture is equal to double the amount of light or two to the power of the difference in f stops.

How I Photographed a Galloping Goose

How I Photographed a Galloping Goose

Today's Post by Joe Farace Galloping Goose is the popular name given to a series of seven railcars that were based from full-sized automobiles.They were built in the 1930s by the Rio Grande Southern Railroad and operated until the end of service on the line in the...

Travel Tuesday: Things to Do in Tokyo When You’re Wet

Travel Tuesday: Things to Do in Tokyo When You’re Wet

Denver is considered a high desert and doesn’t receive much rain/snowfall during the year. In fact, the average rainfall in the state is 1.28 inches a month. With 2.32 inches of rain, some people are surprised to learn that May is the rainiest month. But what about rainfall in Japan? In Tokyo, for example, they receive an average of 4.6 inches of rain a month.

Announcing My Annual Portfolio or Website Reviews for Charity

Announcing My Annual Portfolio or Website Reviews for Charity

Today is National Philanthropy Day to honor those who give back to their communities. And while I would never, ever consider myself to be a philanthropist, for the past several years during the Christmas holidays I’ve offered portfolio and website reviews for this blog’s readers with a charitable twist.

Casting a New Muse for 2022

Casting a New Muse for 2022

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. I photographed Pam Simpson over many years, from our first session in...

Film Friday Weekend: Film for the Holidays

Film Friday Weekend: Film for the Holidays

So many years ago that it now seems like a distant memory, I was a partner in a co-op photography gallery that was located in the historic town of Georgetown, Colorado. I learned several things form the experience: I haven’t found a quicker way to lose money than getting involved in an art gallery and I really loved this quaint little town.