Shooting Black & White: RAW, TIFF & JPEG

Today’s Post by Joe Farace If you read this blog on a regular basis you know I’m a big believer that great photo ops are available in your own backyard. I made the below infrared photograph just two miles from my previous home late one Sunday. It was converted into black and white using the Adobe Camera RAW software that’s built into Photoshop and the...

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How I Made “Crossing the Bridge”

Today’s Pots by Joe Farace “It is not good to cross the bridge before you get to it.”—Judi Dench The above image is from my now out-of-print book The Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography. This was not my preferred title for this book, by the way. It was shoved down my throat by the publisher; I wanted something less pretentious. Used copies of...

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Celebrating National Colorado Day

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I first moved from Maryland to Colorado in 1982 and having spent more than half my life here, consider myself, at least, a semi-native. Today on April 12 we recognize the 38th state on National Colorado Day. Known as the Centennial State, Colorado entered the union in 1876. The first of the Four Corner States, Colorado is dominated by the...

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Photographing “Belle in the Enchanted Forest”

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it’s not an art. The main thing about directing is photograph the people’s eyes.”—John Ford I’ve often written here about how movies influence my photography. The other night I was watching the Criterion Collection’s version of John...

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Shooting Macro With a Ring Light

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The ring light aka ring flash is generally considered to have been invented by Lester A. Dine in 1952 for use in dental photography but many people use ring lights for all kinds of photographs. A ring light is a circular flash that fits around the lens and its most important characteristic is providing even illumination with few shadows....

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How I Shot: “In the Pink”

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A muse is a woman or force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist. If you have a friend or maybe yourself who would like to be a muse or have questions about the concept or would like to schedule an interview about becoming my muse, please click the Contact button and let’s talk. While the...

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