Our Cars: 1958 Volvo PV444

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A personal note: I’m having surgery on my right hand today and will be in a cast for two weeks. I’ve prepared a series of posts that hopefully will run until the cast is removed. After that I’ll have a brace on my hand for several weeks, which hopefully will let me make photographs and type. Check my Instagram feed...

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Your ISO Choices Affect 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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When Did Cars Get So Expensive?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As I continue my quest for a new project car, the cost of cars is always on my mind. You can hear me talk about my search on this video. Update: For a short time I was chasing a Mitsubishi 3000GT and found a nice one price-wise but it had too many miles (186,000) and had led a hard, hard life. And so I am left with this question: When did...

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The Ups and Downs of RAW Capture

Today’s Post by Joe Farace, photos by Mary Farace I used to shoot almost everything as JPEG but over time the constant drumbeat of “shooting RAW” convinced me that I might be wrong. But I also hedge my bets by shooting RAW+JPEG for lots of reasons and almost always end up working with the RAW files. Here’s why… I am now convinced that the...

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Collector Car Appreciation Day is Coming Up

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The SEMA Action Network announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day will be celebrated on July 12, 2019. This mark the ninth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role that automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. All automotive enthusiasts are...

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Making the Right Color Space Choice

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Most cameras also offer Color Space options that are different from a Color Balance setting that adjusts the color balance of the light you’re shooting in so that it appears neutral in color. How I made this shot: The above photo was made at the San Diego Automotive Museum using a Canon EOS 50D and EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens...

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