I enjoy meeting readers of my blogs, books and magazine stories, which is why I sponsor the free Cameras and Coffee meet-ups in the Denver Metro area. Check my blog posts for information about when and where the next event will be. I also get questions about my photography and this blog and to answer many of them I’ve provided this FAQ.

joe.studioHow do you pronounce your name? It’s FA-RACE. Don’t try to get fancy and add accents and stuff. Think about how I like cars and used to do some racing (still would like to) and you’ll remember it.

What kind of equipment do you use? These days most of my photography is done with mirrorless cameras from Olympus and Panasonic but I still have several Canon EOS DSLR’s and a bunch of lenses that I use from time-to-time or when I have to for a review. I also own and use film cameras from Leica, Zeiss and Hasselblad. And Seagull, yes Seagull.

All of the gear that I use for specific photographs are always shown in my blog posts, often along with any relevant exposure data because, unlike some bloggers, I don’t think that information should be a big secret. A more or less complete list of my gear is found here.

Please know that when I mention any specific equipment or software it does not constitute a product endorsement. That’s because I am not employed by, under contract or personally sponsored by any company to create content to promote their products. Nobody pays me to write about their products.


Why don’t you allow comments on your blog? I notice many bloggers allow comments but they never actually make time to answer any of those questions. So what’s their point? I’m busy writing for Shutterbug and for other blogs including JoeFaraceShootsCars but am always happy to answer any questions that you might have that are sent using the site’s Contact page.

How and where do you find the models you use for photography? The models you see in my articles, books and blog posts come from referrals, Internet but also, under rare conditions they are people I’ve met in daily life.

If you are a model or aspiring model between the ages of 21 and 49 you can read more about it here. If you or a friend are interested, I am currently looking for a new muse.

Will you do a program or workshop for my club or organization? The short answer is yes. But there are so many questions and answers involved in what kind of workshop, where it will be held, how long the presentation will run, etc. that I’ve created a special FAQ page just for this topic. Click the link for detailed answers and if that’s not enough, you can always ask questions via the Contact page.