A New Look is Coming

Today’s Post by Joe Farace This site has had the same design for some time and along the way we’ve made some changes to our host and a few tweaks to the look and feel of the site. But changes in the underlying software that runs the site have made updates more complicated and is one of the reasons (along with the pandemic) that there have not been as many new...

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Working with & Coping with Digital Noise

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Noise, like film grain before it must be avoided at all costs because it degrades the images. —Joe Farace Noise in digital photographs is the visual equivalent of the static that you sometimes hear in AM radio signals and most digital cameras add some level of noise to captured images. In traditional photography the nearest equivalent is film...

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VW Beetles & Buses…the Book

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Did you see my vlog that featured a scrolling list of the different cars that I’ve owned over the years? One of the marques missing from my earlier years of driving and collecting cars is Volkswagen. For some reason and I don’t know why (but have an idea) there were no Volkswagens on that list until Mary and I were married. So...

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A Q&A About Cars and Cameras

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no fibs.”― Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer I always enjoy hearing from this blog’s readers; especially those that have questions about photography, this blog, my cars (or lack thereof) or whatever else may be on their minds. If you have any questions or a request for me to address a specific...

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The Newbie Approach to Light Painting Cars

Today’s Post by John Larsen Recently I have admired automotive photos that utilize the technique of light painting and thought I would give it a try on my Mazda Rx7 before I park it for the winter. There are two common forms of light painting: One uses moving LED lights while the other uses flash or speedlights. Both methods require multiple exposures and post-production...

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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 Internet (and my friend too, to be honest) drumbeat of “shooting RAW” convinced me that I might be wrong. But I also hedge my bets by shooting RAW+JPEG and almost always end up working with the RAW files. Here’s why… I now...

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