Clear Your Mind with a Walk

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Look, I’m not an intellectual – I just take pictures.”—Helmut Newton As I’ve written about before on my former blog, I like to take walks during the day to get a bit of exercise, clear my head and sometime try out  new equipment, which was the case on this particular day. I had just borrowed a Panasonic...

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Looking Inside an Infrared Conversion

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A digital camera’s sensor typically sees light in wavelengths from 350 to 1,000 nanometers*. Your eyes, on the other hand, see a range of light from approximately 400 to 700 nanometers. *A nanometer (nm) is a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter. Most digital cameras place a low pass filter in front of the sensor that...

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Shoot Your Next Boudoir Portrait in Black & White

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As a creative medium, what traditionalists call “monochrome” some digital imagers prefer “grayscale,” but it’s still black and white to me. But there is more to black and white photography than just an absence of color. Black and white is a wonderful media for making boudoir portraits because the lack of color immediately simplifies the...

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Travel Tuesday: Audubon House Garden, Key West

Today’s Post by Joe Farace It’s been chilly this week, here on Daisy Hill, which got me thinking of warmer climes and warmer times, which then got me thinking about Key west. The Geiger House in Key West, Florida is now known as the Audubon House, and was built by Captain John Huling Geiger in the 1840s as a family residence. Four generations of the Geiger...

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Back to Basics: Shooting in Manual Mode

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The number one question I get from photographers during PhotoWalks and workshops is about how they can obtain “proper exposure.” I’ve written several posts on that topic here as well as my car photography blog. That’s why today I want to tackle manual model. I like to think that shooting in manual mode is for...

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What’s Your Favorite Photograph? Here’s Mine…

Today’s Post by Joe Farace At Camera and Coffee events and when teaching workshops I’m sometimes asked, “What’s Your Favorite Photograph?” The glib answer to that question is “the one I’m going to make tomorrow” but what many people really want to know is what was the most challenging to shoot. If that’s what you’re interested in, you can see that photo...

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