Tips for Understanding Kelvin, CRI and Mired

Tips for Understanding Kelvin, CRI and Mired

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I often hear photographers tossing around color temperature numbers and talking about how many “K” or Kelvin a particular studio light produces. At the same time I’m surprised at the misinformation about the Kelvin...
Finding The Right Glamour Model

Finding The Right Glamour Model

Today’s Post by Joe Farace While the pandemic has turned the glamour modeling world on its head, reader questions about finding models have not stopped, hence the topic of today’s post. But there is good news on the horizon: On February 19, the CDC reported that the...
Musings on Filters for Infrared Photography

Musings on Filters for Infrared Photography

Today’s Post by Joe Farace There are two main methods for capturing digital infrared images: First, by using on-camera filters and second by shooting with an IR-converted camera. But first the bad news: Infrared camera filters are more expensive than your...
Making a Low Key Glamour Portrait in the Studio

Making a Low Key Glamour Portrait in the Studio

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Chiaroscuro is  Italian for ‘light-dark’ and represents the use of strong contrast between light and dark to achieve a sense of volume in modelling three-dimensional objects and figures with a two-dimensional frame. On some of...
Hair, Hats and Better Portraits

Hair, Hats and Better Portraits

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Some hats can only be worn if you’re willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing. They demand a lot of you.” ― Neil Gaiman...