biography of

Joe Farace

Joe Farace


I’m a guy who’s passionate about photography, especially making images 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 Twitter and Pinterest with occasional images posted on Instagram you can see what I’m up to, personally, photographically and automobile-wise.

Over the past 40 years I’ve written and published 34 books, more than 3000 magazine stories and many thousands of number of blog posts. I’m Contributing Photographer/Writer for Shutterbug: Digital and Editor Emeritus of eDigitalPhoto magazine. You can purchase a copy of my self-published book 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.

I’ve conducted workshops for professional photographers at national and state PPA conventions in Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. and several years ago, the Professional Photographers of America awarded me their Photographic Craftsman’s degree. The Independent Photographers of Colorado presented me with an Honorary Membership for “dedication and services to the photographic community”

I have also 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 and can read about my local portrait and glamour photography workshops here.


Things you might not know about me: I love all kinds of classical musical, especially opera and especially Italian opera. It’s the drama, you know. Although these days most of my photography is with digital cameras, I still have and use film cameras, including a Leica M6 TTL, Zeiss Ikon SW, Hasselblad XPan and gold-trimmed 50’th anniversary Seagull TLR that Mary gave me as a birthday gift. I also own a Minolta Prod 20 and a Jaguar automobile-themed Leica 35mm point-and-shoot camera. I’m an avid collector of 3D photography and movie paraphernalia and own an original Nimslo. I am an Adult Fan of Lego (AFOL), collect Lionel and K-Line model trains, as well as anything related to Snoopy and the Peanuts gang.

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, I like a cup of hot Earl Grey tea; if you enjoy this website and blog and would like to treat me ($2.50) to  a cup of tea, click here. And if you do, many thanks.