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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4 Tips for Better Available Light Portraits

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I think that the best way that you can improve your photography is practice. Shoot each day, each week until you get to where you don’t have to think about how to operate your camera. Don’t worry about producing masterpieces; use your camera as a sketchpad to explore possibilities. And don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Sometimes these...

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Back to Basics: Exploring Depth-of-Field

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Other than shooting infrared landscapes, I don’t really think of myself as a landscape photographer. But back when I was student at the Maryland Institute, School of Art, I developed four rules for photographing landscapes that I still follow today. They are not cast in concrete and are hereby presented for your approval as...

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Capturing a Portrait Subject’s Moods and Style

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Look, I’m not an intellectual – I just take pictures.”—Helmut Newton Over the five years or so I’ve photographed Pam Simpson  showing her many, many different looks in many different styles. One of the delights of working with her was never knowing what her hair style or even color would be from shoot-to-shoot. And as you can see her hair...

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Photographing Flowers in Infrared

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The Rocky Mountain Columbine (Columbine Aquilegia caerulea) is the state flower of Colorado but is sometimes known as “granny bonnets.” The flower was originally discovered in 1820 on Pike’s Peak by mountain climber Edwin James. There are 70 species of columbines found  in the world and about one-third of them are native to North...

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Photographing a Bristlecone Pine

Today’s Post by Joe Farace When I was making the image featured on Tuesday’s blog post, one of the photographers on our trip asked me, “Why are you always making pictures of trees.” The short answer is because I like too, which brings me to today’s photograph. The bristlecone is one of three species of pine trees and all three species are...

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