joe.fiatI’m an average Joe who’s passionate about photography, especially of cars, and want to share what I’ve learned over the years with others through this and my personal blog. If you follow me on Instagram (@joefarace) to see what I’m up to—both photographically and automobile-wise.

Over the past 25+ year I’ve published 34 books and more than 2200 magazine stories. I’m Contributing Photographer/Writer for Shutterbug magazine, who publishes my monthly Geared Up column and am Editor Emeritus of eDigitalPhoto magazines. You can purchase a copy of my self-published “How I Photograph Cars” via Blurb.

The Professional Photographers of America  awarded me their Photographic Craftsman’s degree and the Independent Photographers of Colorado presented me with an Honorary Membership for “dedication and services to the photographic community”

I’ve conducted workshops for professional photographers at national and state PPA conventions in Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. And have conducted workshops for Shutterbug and Popular Photography magazines in California, Florida, and New Mexico as well as at FOTOfusion, the Palm Beach Photographic Center, and the New England Council of Camera Clubs. You can find information about my local Colorado workshops here.

Things you might not know about me: I love and still own some film cameras, including a Leica M6 TTL, Zeiss Ikon SW, Hasselblad XPan and a gold-trimmed 50’th anniversary Seagull TLR that my wife, Mary, gave me as a birthday gift. I’m an avid collector of 3D photography and movie paraphernalia—I own an original Nimslo. I’m also an Adult Fan of Lego (AFOL), collect Lionel and K-Line model trains, as well as anything related to Snoopy and the Peanuts gang.