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Learning to See the Light

Learning to See the Light

Today's Post by Joe Farace Chiaroscuro, as Italian Renaissance painters called it, is the use of differing contrasts of light to achieve a sense of three dimensionality within a two dimensional frame. Light has four major characteristics including color, quality,...

Exposure Concepts for  Film or Digital Capture

Exposure Concepts for Film or Digital Capture

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Whenever I’m teaching a workshop or seminar, no matter what the ostensible subject of the class may be, the topic of exposure almost always comes up. Ultimately my answer comes down to latitude: Exposure latitude is a measurement of how much...

Shooting a Macro Lens at Cars & Coffee

Shooting a Macro Lens at Cars & Coffee

Today’s Post by Joe Farace What if they had Cars & Coffee and nobody came? That was nearly the case at November’s C&C event at the Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colorado. The weather forecast called for a sunny, somewhat chilly day but with a high wind warning....

Remembering Those Who Served

Remembering Those Who Served

Today's Post by Joe Farace On a Snowy January in 1944 in the Ardennes Forest on the border between Germany and Belgium, the “Battle of the Bulge began. In this battle there were more than one million soldiers —500,000 Germans, 600,000 Americans and 55,000...

Photographing a Hot Rod with a Fish-Eye Adapter

Photographing a Hot Rod with a Fish-Eye Adapter

Today's Post by Joe Farace A while ago I received an e-mail asking about whether using an inexpensive screw-on Fisheye lens was a good idea. This is my response to Nicholas. One question I'm often asked about some of my SFX images: Is the final image a photograph or a...

Having Fun with Magical Monochrome Manipulations

Having Fun with Magical Monochrome Manipulations

Today's Post by Joe Farace Editorial Note: So far, I have resisted buying into Adobe’s subscription service for Photoshop mainly because I can't afford to. But I recognize that active pros need to have (and can afford) the latest tools. All the Photoshop tips and...