Why I’m Not an Equipment Freak

Today’s Post by Joe Farace …at least I hope not. But what’s in my gear closet? That’s a question I get asked a lot. In a recent post I asked, “Want a Behind the Scenes Look?” and you said yes. So, the first video clip I plan on making will be a tour of my home studio and its coming real soon now. As previously mentioned, I’ve always believed...

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Shooting Your Way Out of Your Comfort Zone

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Paul Simon once said that talent evolves, changes and grows over time. Take his own career, for example, “Sound of Silence” doesn’t sound anything like “Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes.” Once you reach a certain level of photographic skill it seems that we all have a tendency to become complacent and keep shooting the same kind of...

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Capturing a Portrait Subject’s Essence

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The other day after lunch at my favorite taco stand, I walked by a group of young women also having lunch and while passing overheard one of them saying, “You can’t capture the essence of a person with a photograph.” While metaphysically we could argue about what constitutes a person’s “essence,” but I’m sure that most photographers would...

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Shooting the DG Leica Zoom in Infrared

Today;s Post by Joe Farace McCabe Meadows is located near Parker, Colorado along the west side of Parker Road just north of Indian Pipe Lane and the Country Meadows subdivisions. The park includes a trailhead with access to Cherry Creek Trail, a fitness circuit, a shade structure with tables and public restrooms. The Parker Arboretum is also located here. Because of the...

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Black & White & Red All Over

Today’s Post by Joe Farace My article “My Favorite Gear for Creating Monochrome Photographs” appeared in the October ’17 issue of Shutterbug. At the time, I didn’t mention Alien Skin Software’s Exposure X3 because it was still in beta but it’s available now for $149. In fact there’s a free upgrade to version 3.5.5...

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2018 Shoot with Joe Workshops

Today’s Post by Joe Farace For years people have been asking if they could shoot with me. Now you can during a series of one-on-one “Shoot with Joe” workshops that will be going on during September and October, 2018. This is a  two and one-half hour workshop with just you me and our model. “Shoots with Joe” are being held in my home studio...

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