Infrared Portraits and Depth-of-Field

Today’s Post by Joe Farace And to answer your question: Yes, you can shoot portraits in infrared, if you’re ready for the unconventional results. The above color digital infrared image of my former muse, Tia Stoneman, was made with a Canon EOS 30D that had been converted to IR capture by LifePixel and an EF 85mm f/1.8 lens. To maximize depth-of-field,...

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Have Fun Shooting Halloween Portraits

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of my favorite tips this time of year is to ask portrait subjects to bring their Halloween costumes to a  photo session. As adults they usually don’t get a chance to wear them more than just once and having them in costume lets you create the kind of images that are fun to shoot and fun for the subject too. And here’s an...

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Glamour Photography with Mirrorless Cameras

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I get lots of e-mail from photographers who are interested in trying glamour photography and it’s one of the reasons I wrote, Joe Farace’s Glamour Photography. But the book was published before I fell in love with mirrorless photography and, for the record, almost all of my glamour photography over the past few years has been...

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8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Photography

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Camera and software companies like to say that their products are  “easy-to-use,” sometimes forgetting that Señor Wences once said, “Is easy for you, is difficult for me.” Part of that problem is unrealistic expectations but user errors are responsible for much of the frustration of capturing, enhancing, and printing digital images....

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When Was the Last Time You Had Your Portrait Made?

Thoughts for Today by Joe Farace In the past few months. I added new portraits of myself to the Bio pages of this Blog and my automobile photography website. Both of these portraits were made by my friend Cliff Lawson and were not made during an official portrait session. Instead, they were shot by this amazingly talented photographer while we were having coffee at...

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Getting a Fresh Start with Infrared

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I once received an e-mail from a reader asking “why do you do infrared photography, when regular photography is already so hard?” The short answer is because it’s fun. And yes, because it captures light that’s invisible to your eyes it can be challenging. Your eyes typically see a range of light from approximately 400 to 700...

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