Our Cars: 1958 Volvo PV444

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I bought my first imported car, the 1958 Volvo PV444 seen in the fuzzy photo below, in 1964 for the princely sum of $395. As a steelworker and staunch union man, my father was not amused. The PV444 was Volvo’s first unibody car. It was also the first Volvo in almost 20 years to have a four-cylinder engine. These first PV444s were...

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Winter Shooting & White Balance

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Unless you’re lucky enough to live in warmer climes, like Florida or California, car show season is just about over, except for some die-hard Cars & Coffee events such as sponsored by the Vehicle Vault herein Colorado. So if you’re going to be shooting in museums or public or private collections you’re going to run...

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Keep Your Cameras and Lenses Clean

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “A clean camera is a happy camera”—Joe Farace Camera Care Week continues with a look at something that’s in all of my camera bags and backpacks… I’ve been using LensPen products for a long time, for almost all of the twenty-five years they’ve been in production, and really do keep one in each of my camera bags....

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Customize Your Car; Customize Your Camera

Today’s Post by Joe Farace This week is Camera Care Week on the Blog and today we look at one way to customize your camera easily and inexpensively.   Like many car owners, I not only like to customize them—check out these wheels on my CLA250—but I also like to customize my cameras, especially ones that I take to Cars & Coffee events. Today I want to introduce...

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How I Shot: “I Think There’s a Trans Am Under There”

Today’s Post by Joe Farace While the quintessential Smokey and the Bandit Pontiac Trans Am was a 1977 model, I am inexorably drawn to any Trans Am wearing the iconic black and gold trim that has a “screaming chicken” on the hood. For short time, I was working on a series of images that I called “Hidden Albuquerque,” but it’s been a while since Ive been able to get...

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Photographing a MOPAR Drag Racer

Today’s Post by Joe Farace   The above image is a Dodge drag race car that I photographed at a SEMA show a few years ago. It’s intended to be an homage to the recent MOPAR Mile High Nationals—NHRA championship drag races—held at Denver’s Bandimere Speedway. How I made this shot: It was made using a Canon EOS 5D Mark I and EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens with an...

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