Eight Tips for Better Car Show Photography

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Here are some answers to questions that came up during the last car show PhotoWalk that I wanted to share with those who couldn’t make it to the event. Tip #1: To make interesting photographs at a car show, you gotta love cars. A passion for the subject you’re photographing is always a plus and enables you to look beyond the...

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Is This the Worst Mirrorless Lens Ever?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I’ve written before about my interest in the Olympus 15mm f/8 Body Cap lens that someone, whose opinion I respect, once said “That lens is truly worthless.” The lens is seemingly discontinued but you can still get them from Amazon and, of course, eBay. When they were readily available I ordered a black lens but there were also available...

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Better Exposures When Shooting Cars

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of the most common questions photographers ask me about car show photography is about exposure: Light has four major qualities: color, quality, quantity, and direction. As photographers seeking to master the art of exposure, seeing that light is the key. Learning to see light is not difficult but does take practice. That practice...

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Making a Hail Mary Shot: 1958 Edsel Bermuda

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Hail Mary shot: “That’s when the photographer holds the camera high over his or her head, sometimes to ‘see’ over the heads and shoulders of a crowd, sometimes just for the hell of it, in hopes that the subject of the picture is, in fact, in the frame and recorded on film or pixels.”—Frank Van Riper OK, riddle me this....

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The Sharpest Knife in the Imaging Drawer

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of the biggest advantages that digital imaging has over traditional photography is the ability to sharpen your images. Many image editing program, including Adobe Photoshop, contain a Sharpen command that works by raising the contrast of adjacent pixels but sometimes increased sharpness occurs at the expense of overall contrast. Some...

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What Cars & Cameras Have in Common

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Colin Chapman (1928-1982) was the legendary designer behind Lotus motorcars and racing machines. It was his philosophy way before ‘minimalism’ became fashionable that “Adding power makes you faster on the straights; subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere.” This message seems lost on today’s car makers and it seems on...

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