Understanding Exposure for Film or Digital Capture

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Whenever I’m teaching a workshop or seminar, no matter what the ostensible subject may be, the topic of exposure always comes up. Ultimately the answer comes down to latitude: Exposure latitude is a measurement of how much an image created with either film or an imaging sensor can be overexposed or underexposed and still produce an...

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Old Hollywood Style Glamour Photography

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Photographers get inspiration from many sources. One of my photographer/friends finds it in old master’s paintings; I get the inspiration for some of my photographs from the movies. Recently I re-watched Frank Capra’s 1937 classic “Lost Horizon” and was struck not just by the cinematography but by the still images used to illustrate a...

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Street Photography & The Law

Thought for today by Joe Farace The subtitle of this post should really be “Why I’m not a Street Photographer” because it’s not a genre that I’m all that good at or am even comfortable shooting. Part of my difficulty is that I’m basically a shy person and don’t want to impose on anybody’s privacy. When shooting street photography in Colorado I’m concerned about the...

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Does Expression Help Sell Portraits?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The short answer is that “you bet it does. There’s an old photographer’s saying called ESP or “Expression Sells Portraits” and it’s based on the assumption that the subject’s expression tells the story of who they are and, in turn, leads to more portrait sales. If a portrait subject only has one look on their face during...

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Travel Photography with a Point-and-Shoot Camera

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The above image was made with a digital point-and-shoot camera, the Konica Minolta DiMage Xt. Exposure was 1/500 sec at f/2.8 and ISO 50.Y You can read all about my feelings for this wonderful camera in that linked post. Of course the real reason why this particular point-and-shoot camera is ideal for travel photography is its size and...

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Seven Travel Photography Tips

Today’s Post by Joe Farace According to AAA, they expect 48.7 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving weekend, an increase of one million travelers compared to last year. Here’s a few tips that will help you not only make some nice memories but also make the trip more enjoyable: Don’t carry so much gear you get bogged down in...

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