How (and Where) I Photograph Women, Part I

Today’s Post by Joe Farace First a disclaimer: This is a CliffsNotes version of my approach to photographing women and is not an end-all, be-all look at all of my techniques; it’s just some of my thoughts. The series of four books that I wrote about photographing women contains close to 100,000 words on this subject. Click on the Books section for details and...

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Celebrating A 38th Anniversary… of Sorts

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”—Omar Khayyám The November 1981 Audio-Visual Communications magazine contained my second ever published article; it was called “3-D Photography: Coming At You, Again,” and if...

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Have Fun Shooting Halloween Portraits

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of my favorite tips this time of year is to ask portrait subjects to bring their Halloween costumes to a  photo session. As adults they usually don’t get a chance to wear them more than just once and having them in costume lets you create the kind of images that are fun to shoot and fun for the subject too. And here’s an...

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Snowfall in O’Brien Park

Today’s Post by Joe Farace If you’ve been following me on Instagram (if not please do, it’s @joefarace) I’ve been posting images showing the effects, here on Daisy hill, of the effect of the recent Polar Vortex and follow-up snowstorm that’s still going on as I write this. How I made this shot: As many of your know, one of my favorite...

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Why I Like Using Battery Grips

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I get to test lots of cameras for Shutterbug as well as for this and my car photography blog but regular readers know that when it comes to my personal cameras I tend to be thrifty about any purchases. I may get to review high-end expensive cameras but contrary to what you might think, after I fish the review I have to them to the...

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Making Portraits for Halloween

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.”— Judy Gold This time of year one of my favorite photo concepts is to ask portrait subjects to bring their Halloween costumes to a shoot, even if it’s after Halloween. As adults they don’t get a chance to wear the costumes more than just once and it lets you create the...

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