Photographing Madame “Butterfly”

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “See, the night doth enfold us! See, all the world lies sleeping!” ― Giacomo Puccini Buried in my bio is a section called “Things you might not know about me” that includes this statement: I love all kinds of classical musical, especially opera and especially Italian opera. When I was in high school, someone gave me an album...

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Zion National Park: “On the Rim in Infrared”

Today’s’ Post by Joe Farace As most of you know by now, I’m not a landscape photographer but when I do shoot landscape I have my own way to approach this genre. You can read about what I consider the for most important aspects of capturing landscape images here. And if you’re wondering where this approach comes from, the post includes an anecdote about...

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Are You Shooting More Now but Enjoying it Less?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of the most interesting aspects of digital photograph is that we, or so it appears, seem to shoot more images during a photo session than we previously did when shooting film for a similar project. I used to expose two to three rolls of 35mm film for an typical model test shoot during the film days. Sometimes these were 24 exposure...

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Shooting Infrared Images in the Winter

Today’s Post by Joe Farace In traditional infrared photography, the Wood Effect produces the bright to white re-production of the chlorophyll layer of deciduous plants, even non-deciduous plants and trees will show some effect and, to my mind, digital IR capture works perfectly well even with the snow on the ground. Continuing a theme that I began with a post...

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New Year’s Resolution: Avoiding Photographic Crutches

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Everything in the street today seems soft focus.”― Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting For a long time after I purchased Canon’s now discontinued EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus lens I shot all of my portrait and glamour images in soft focus. I thought I was going to be another Julia Margaret Cameron or at least her long-lost brother James...

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Improving Your Photography Business in 2020

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I haven’t written any business-oriented posts in some time but I know that many readers of this blog and my articles and columns in the print editions of Shutterbug are aspiring professionals. In the holiday spirit, I’d like to present a few business-related tips that you might try keeping during this New Year. Send regular marketing...

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