Welcome to My Studio: Video

by | Mar 25, 2019

Today’s Post and Vlog by Joe Farace

A few weeks ago I started including vlogs on my car photography blog at www.joefaraceshootscars.com. The first one is a kinda rough technically but the second one is a little better and if you’re at all interested in cars, you can click on the links and see for yourself. All of which inspired me to create a similar kind of vlog for this, my more general and portrait-oriented blog. Today is the first one and while I still have a lot to learn about the technical and presentation aspects of vlogging, I promise to work hard to improve the quality of future vlogs.

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Special thanks to Barry Staver and Mary Farace for their helpful comments and critiques of this and my previous garage-oriented vlog.

How I shot this video: Camera was a Panasonic Lumix GH4 with G Vario 14-45mm f/33.5-4.5 lens. Mic was an audio-technica Pro 24-CM external shotgun mic that because of its poorly-designed switch I’m not sure was turned on for the final segment. That’s one of the reasons I’m considering a Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone that doesn’t need a battery or have an on-off switch. In addition to forgetting to turn the mic on, I forget to turn it off chewing up its $5 batteries. Video was edited on iMovie and hosted on Vimeo.

* If you would like to contribute a few bucks to help me purchase a replacement 150W Alien Bees modeling light ($9.95 plus $16.19 shipping), please click here. Thank you.


If you’re interested in learning how I use cameras, lenses and lighting in my in-home studio and on location, please pick up a copy of Studio Lighting Anywhere which is available new from Amazon.com for $23.33 or used for $9.77, as I write this. The Kindle version is $11.99 for those preferring a digital format.