My Thanksgiving Wishes Today

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Thanksgiving in North America came from European and Native American traditions as a time for people to rejoice after a hard day’s work. The World Wide Web is a way that we can share our thoughts and images with others, no matter where they may be on this planet. Over the years I’ve made some great friends, some of whom I would have...

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When’s the Last Time You Had Your Portrait Made?

Thoughts for Today by Joe Farace During the past year I’ve added new portraits of myself to the Bio pages of this Blog and my automobile photography website. The first of these portraits (below) were made by my friend Cliff Lawson and were not made during an in-studio session. Instead, they were shot by this amazingly talented photographer after we had coffee at a...

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Trends: More Portrait Photography, Please?

Today’s post by Joe Farace Mark Twain had lots to say about statistics: He said, “Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.” He went on to say that, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” And so here I am using statistics to make a point. (sigh) Shortly after the creation of this, my new blog, one of the blog’s readers...

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Some Thoughts on Infrared Capture & Image Resolution

Today’s Post by Joe Farace There are many options for capturing digital infrared images. The easiest and least expensive is by using on-camera filters. There are some inherent disadvantages in using this method, which is why one of the tips  I give to photographers interested in getting started with infrared photography is, if they can afford it, they should...

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Book Review: We are All Snowflakes

Today’s Post by Joe Farace It’s appropriate that as I write this post, it is snowing outside… One of the most formative events in my life was when my second grade teacher, sadly I don’t remember the nun’s name, took our class from St Katherine of Sienna’s elementary school to a library. It was the Clifton Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and is still on the...

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Your Photo Gear Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Let’s get this out of the way first: Equipment doesn’t make portraits, people do. To shoot a portrait, it’s obvious that you’ll need a camera and some kind of light source, even if it’s just two LED light bulbs, as was the case in today’s featured image. But you don’t need a $47,995 Hasselblad...

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