Why You Need a Mood Wall

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A mood wall or board is consists of images, text and objects built around upon a set topic. It can be used to give a general idea of a specific topic and may be physical or digital. I was having breakfast with a couple of photographers one morning when one of them, an accomplished photographer who shoots for Playboy, said something about...

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Using Continuous Light in the Studio

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The pictures have a reality for me that the people don’t. It is through the photographs that I know them.” —Richard Avedon “Light,” as a wise photographer once told me, “is light.” The most important characteristics of any studio lighting system are the quality, color, directionality and the quantity of the output. The kind of hardware...

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Would You Like to be My New Muse?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A muse is a “woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.” Right now, I looking for a new muse. You can see and read about my previous muse, Erin Valakari here and my former muse, Tia Stoneman, here. When reviewing cameras, lenses and lighting equipment, I need models to pose for the...

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Film Friday: Gold-trimmed Seagull TLR

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “There are a thousand ways to point a camera, but really only one.”—Ernst Lubitsch   One of my most prized film cameras was a birthday gift from my wife Mary. It’s a gold-trimmed Seagull 4A-107G Limited Collector’s Edition medium format TLR. OK, it’s not a Rollei but that didn’t stop Seagull from trying. According to Wikipedia,...

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Working in Toontown: Cartoon Portraiture

Today’s Post by Joe Farace But I’m a toon. Toons are supposed to make people laugh.”— from the 1988 film Roger Rabbit Mixing genres: Glamour photography meets comic book art?  PanosFX’s “Cartoons and Pop Art” action set works much like a Swiss Army Knife using a combination of Photoshop filters and advanced features. The actions are easy to use;...

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It’s Almost Infrared Season

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As a wise man once said, “It won’t be long now…” Although Spring may have already sprung where you live, real spring in Colorado seems just around the corner. And for me that means it’s time for more infrared photography, although I have been playing around with it this winter. The above image was made recently at McCabe Meadows park near...

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