March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Women’s History Month is celebrated every March to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8 and highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In the United States, the United...
How I Made “Walkabout.”

How I Made “Walkabout.”

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “I could walk a mile in your shoes, but I already know they’re just as uncomfortable as mine. Let’s walk next to each other instead…” ― Lynda Meyers I think that the best way to improve your photography is to...
Shooting Portraits with Budget LEDs

Shooting Portraits with Budget LEDs

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The use of LED as a light source for portraiture has really increased in the past several years years as more lighting equipment companies release products in this space. And one of the most versatile and inexpensive LED systems is...
Studio Basics: Working with Props & Backgrounds

Studio Basics: Working with Props & Backgrounds

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost – that is important”— Jacques-Henri Lartigue  They may not be the subject of the portrait but the right prop and background...
In the Field: Laowa 7.5mm f/2

In the Field: Laowa 7.5mm f/2

Today’s Post by Joe Farace At the beginning of the month I wrote a post called First Look: Laowa Lenses for Micro Four-thirds and it was my intention to follow that up with an individual hands-on look at each lens. Today, it’s the turn of the Laowa 7.5mm...
It’s Just a Photograph. Or is it?

It’s Just a Photograph. Or is it?

Thoughts for Today from Joe Farace Late in his life Richard Strauss was constantly being approached by adoring fans asking, “what is the story behind this music?” His reply was, “It’s just a piece of music.” Or, as Freud once noted, “Sometimes a cigar is just a...