Your Choice of ISO Affects Exposure Too

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The ISO (International Standards Organization) standard is a method for quantifying film’s sensitivity to light. Hold on, digital is coming in the next paragraph. Lower numbers, such as 50 or 100, represent less sensitivity; while higher numbers, such as 800 or 1600, show a film that’s more sensitive to light. Conveniently, ISO numbers...

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Getting Your Glow On

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Topaz Lab’s Glow is a clever and affordable ($34.99) Photoshop-compatible plug-in that’s as much fun to use and play with as a 100 pound box of Lego. At its simplest, Topaz Glow lets you create different glow effects and adjustments with subtle enhancements that can be made using different blending modes. This latest version has 50...

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“The Love Bug” Opens in Theaters

Joe reports that: On this day in 1969, “The Love Bug,” a Walt Disney movie about the adventures of a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, opens in theaters across the United States. The film was based on a 1961 book called “Car, Boy, Girl” by Gordon Buford, centered around down-on-his-luck auto racer Jim (played by Dean Jones) who goes on a winning streak after teaming up...

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What Do Leicas and Tractors Have in Common?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A crop sensor refers to any sensor smaller than a full frame sensor or a 35mm film frame.—Wikipedia. It used to be called the “multiplication factor” but “crop sensor” caught on, I think, because it has fewer syllables, It’s a term I hate because it’s based on the assumption that the only relevant...

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Reader Suggestions for a Project Car: Video

Today’s Post by Joe Farace In a previous post called ‘Welcome to My Garage: Video’ I asked for reader suggestions about what would be a great project car now that my garage is partially empty since the departure of the CLA 250. Today’s vlog contains some of these suggestions along with my opinion on each of them. It may include a few cars and...

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Kissing Frogs: The Automotive Version

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A common phrase you sometimes hear in the car business is that you have to “kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince,” meaning that you have to look at a lot of sad, bad cars to find the real gems. If you read my post When Mary’s MX-5 Was Miata of the Month, you got to read about some of the frogs we kissed, including one with...

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