Zion National Park in Infrared

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ― John Muir I have shot infrared images all over this country and even some in Mexico but by far the best place that I’ve found to make infrared images is Zion National Park. The Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of its...

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The Magic of Parabolic Umbrellas

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Today’s blog wraps up a full week’s posts about portraits an lighting. Next week, we’ll continue with a variety of topics unless you would like me to continue in this vein. If so, click on the Contact tab and let me know. Gene Kelly had an umbrella while he was dancing to “Singing in the Rain” but he didn’t use it much, preferring...

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Happy Valentines Day: I Heart Portraits

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus; Valentine’s Day is recognized as a cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic...

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A Few Portrait Posing Guidelines…Suggestions

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Once upon a time, I attended a photography workshop on portrait posing featuring a well-respected speaker who was known for his classic portraiture. It went something like this: He started by demonstrating how he liked to pose a subject, which was basically setting the height of the posing stool and putting subject in pose A, then pose B,...

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Learn Studio Lighting by Doing It

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One question that I’m often asked is where did I learn my studio lighting techniques? If you haven’t figured it out yet by the title of this blog post, I’ll repeat it— I strongly believe that the best way to learn studio lighting is by doing it. That is not to sell short the various convention and program speakers who present their studio...

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Sharing a Few Studio Lighting Secrets

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Lately it seems that portrait and glamour posts seem to be getting the most page views on this blog, so I’ve decided to make this week all about that subject to, you know, see what happens… Richard Avedon once said, “I think all art is about control—the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.” That’s what a dedicated...

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