The Right Lighting Tool for the Job

The Right Lighting Tool for the Job

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Portrait lighting sources have four major characteristics: color, direction, quantity, and quality. When working with any light source from speedlights to monolights the best way to improve the quality of your lighting is by using...
The Monolight Advantage for Portraiture

The Monolight Advantage for Portraiture

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “I think all art is about control – the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.” —Richard Avedon A monolight is a self-contained studio flash that consists of a power supply, flash head and modeling light all wrapped up...
Oldies but Goodies…When Casio Made Cameras

Oldies but Goodies…When Casio Made Cameras

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 was a six megapixel digital camera that was available in 2008 and because of its 12x optical zoom (36 – 432mm equivalent) would be classified as a superzoom these days. The camera could capture HD video (1920...
How I Photographed Little Orphan Annie

How I Photographed Little Orphan Annie

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Little Orphan Annie was a daily comic strip that was created by Harold Gray, The strip made its debut on August 5, 1924, in the New York Daily News and took its name from a 1885 poem entitled “Little Orphant Annie” by James...
Overview: L-Mount’s Mirrorless Dynamic Duo

Overview: L-Mount’s Mirrorless Dynamic Duo

Today’s Post by Joe Farace My first professional SLR was Nikon’s F2 that I purchased in 1971 and like many other photographers of the day, I ordered it with a 50mm f/1.4 lens but what I really wanted was a wide-angle lens. So the next lens I bought was a Sigma 16mm...
Understanding Color Space: The Final Frontier

Understanding Color Space: The Final Frontier

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras give you a choice of capturing image files using either sRGB or Adobe RGB aka Adobe RGB 1998 color spaces. What’s the difference between these options? sRGB aka Standard RGB was created in 1999 with a...