First Look: Laowa Lenses for Micro Four-thirds

First Look: Laowa Lenses for Micro Four-thirds

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Anhui Changgeng Optics Technology Co., Ltd aka Venus Optics was established in 2013 and sells lenses under the brand name Laowa. The Hong Kong-based company makes different lenses in different mounts including, Sony FE, Canon EF and RF and...
Celebrating the Life of ‘Daddy’ Bruce Randolph

Celebrating the Life of ‘Daddy’ Bruce Randolph

Today’s Post by Joe Farace, photo by Mary Farace “The time is always right to do what is right.”— Martin Luther King February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks...
New Website Design Coming Soon

New Website Design Coming Soon

Today’s Post by Joe Farace When it comes to the Internet, change is not only inevitable, it’s also sometimes necessary. The realities of contemporary web design literally demand that some kind of change is going to be required to make a website/blog like...
Shooting Full Length Poses in Tight Spaces

Shooting Full Length Poses in Tight Spaces

Today’s Post by Joe Farace My home studio measures 11×15 feet but on one end of the room the wall is angled and has a doorway making shooting full length portraits a challenge. You can see the doorway in this post, Single Light Boudoir Photography, where the...
Why I Still Occasionally Shoot Film

Why I Still Occasionally Shoot Film

Today’s Post by Joe Farace While much of what I shoot today is with mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, I still own several film cameras, including a Leica M6 TTL, Hasselblad XPan, Zeiss SW, Minolta Prod20 and a medium format, gold-trimmed Seagull TLR that Mary gave...
Simultaneous Monochrome & Color Portraiture

Simultaneous Monochrome & Color Portraiture

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have a built-in monochrome capture mode with some  offering what they call “scene modes.” Canon calls them Picture Styles including one—Nostalgia— that enhances gray tones while making the...