Bio

I’m an average Joe who’s passionate about photography, especially shooting photographs of cars and want to share what I’ve learned about photography over the years with others through this and my personal blog. If you follow me on Twitter and Pinterest, you can see what I’m up to—both photographically and automobile-wise.

Over the past 30 years I’ve written and published 34 books, more than 3000 magazine stories and an thousands of number of blog posts. I’m Contributing Photographer/Writer for Shutterbug: Digital Edition and Editor Emeritus of eDigitalPhoto magazine. You can purchase a copy of my self-published “How I Photograph Cars” via Blurb.

The photo above was made by Mary Farace using a Nikon Z 6 and Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S kit lens that she and I are testing for this blog. Program mode exposure was 1/320 sec at f/9 and ISO 400.

 

Several years ago, 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 presented workshops for Shutterbug and Popular Photography magazines in California, Florida, Montana 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 car-oriented Colorado workshops here. You can read about my local 1-on-1 portrait and glamour photography workshops here.

Things you might not know about me: I love and still own a few 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 even have a Jaguar automobile-themed Leica 35mm point-and-shoot camera. I’m an avid collector of 3D photography and movie paraphernalia and 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. From time to time, Joe likes a cup of hot Earl Grey tea; if you enjoy this blog and would like to buy ($2.50) Joe a cup of tea, click here.