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Why You Should Give Available Light Portraiture a Try

Why You Should Give Available Light Portraiture a Try

Today's Post by Joe Farace It doesn’t matter what person, place, or thing you’re photographing, the ultimate subject of any photograph is light. Light, whether it occurs naturally or artificially, has four basic characteristics: quality, quantity, direction and color...

How Much Photographic Experience Do You Have?

How Much Photographic Experience Do You Have?

Thoughts for today by Joe Farace Most professional photographer’s websites and blogs include something like this phrase: “Having more than 25 years experience…” Heck, I’m even guilty of this. The Bio page on my car photography website says “Over the past 40 years I’ve...

Nifty Fifty: Shooting the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 Lens

Nifty Fifty: Shooting the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 Lens

Today’s Post by Joe Farace So the day that I buy a new (for me) Olympus lens, this sh*t happens:   "According to a Memorandum of Understanding for Divestiture of Imaging Business signed on June 24, 2020, 'Olympus Corporation and Japan Industrial Partners, Inc....

Field Test: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens

Field Test: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens

Today's Post by Joe Farace As I’m testing the Panasonic Lumix S1R, I’ll also be reviewing some L-Mount lenses for it that are available from Sigma. Today it’s the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens that has a angle-of-view from 84.1 to 34.3 degrees. First impressions are...

Using a Handheld Meter for Outdoor Portraits

Using a Handheld Meter for Outdoor Portraits

Today's Post by Joe Farace All modern cameras have some kind of built-in light meters and some even have a spot metering function but I still occasionally still use a hand-held meter, especially when photographing people outdoors. My current hand-held meter is the (no...

Is the Format of the Medium the Message?

Is the Format of the Medium the Message?

Today's Post by Joe Farace “We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.”― Marshall McLuhan I believe that the camera you use and the way that you use it determines the format or shape of the final image. Look no further than the...