Stocking Stuffer Preview: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Silver-white winters that melt into springs, these are a few of my favorite things”—Richard Rodgers Here’s what appears to be a few of my favorite cameras and lenses for the holidays. If you read my Shutterbug review of Canon’s EOS M6 Mark II, you should have at least two takeaways from my field test of this interesting mirrorless...

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Seeing the Light, Take II

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Learning ‘to see the light’ may be a tired photographic cliche but that doesn’t mean that it’s not true and an important part of a photographer’s development.”—Joe Farace As I mentioned in a post on this subject on my old blog, light has four major qualities: quality, quantity, color and direction. No matter what exposure mode you select...

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It’s Not Snow: Photographing Arvada, CO in Infrared

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The above image was made in Arvada, Colorado on the grounds of the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, a multi-use cultural facility that is operated by the City of Arvada and that opened in 1976. The Arvada Center comprises the Arvada History Museum, three theaters, art galleries, music, dance, and theater rehearsal rooms, classrooms,...

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Shooting Portraits by Holiday Lights

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* for Canon EOS DSLRs is designed to be shot at medium and longer distances and produces high-performance image capture even when shot wide open that improves as the lens is stopped down. Hey, it’s Zeiss dont’cha know. The lens is designed to controls flare and ghosting artifacts, producing a...

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Stocking Stuffers: LensPen’s New Bundles Make Great Holiday Gifts

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As many of you know, I’m an automobile enthusiast and, if you like cars, please visit my car photography website/blog. When I lived in Maryland, one of my car friends—let’s call him Bob—told me that he believed a clean car ran better and faster than a dirty one and while on the face of it that doesn’t seem likely, the truth probably...

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Go Monochrome On Black Friday

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of the things that I like to do to get myself out of a photographic rut is to make portraits in monochrome mode. It doesn’t have to be all of the images that you make during a session; maybe just a few to, you know, see what happens. You may think that’s a bad idea because you worry about what happens if you change your mind at some...

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