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

How 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 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, Hasselblad and Seagull, yes Seagull.

All of the gear 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 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 take 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 directly answer any questions that you might have sent using the site’s Contact page.

How and where do you find the models that you use for photography? The models appear in my articles, books and blog posts, such as Stevie at right, come from referrals, Internet but also, under some conditions they are people that 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.