Magical Monochrome Manipulations

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Proving that you can, in fact, change your tune, Paul Simon altered the lyrics of his 1973 hit song Kodachrome from the original “…everything looks worse in black and white.” When he performed the song at a concert in Central Park on August 15, 1991 everything looked “better.” I happen to agree with him. There are lots of ways to create...

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A Few Winter Car Photography Tips

Today’s Post by Joe Farace To make interesting photographs at any car show, indoors or outdoors, you gotta love cars. A passion for the subject that you’re photographing is always a plus and enables you to look beyond the surface of a car to see and maybe capture its essence, its soul. Before making any pictures. it’s always a good idea to say hello to the car’s...

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Happy Birthday, George and Abe

Today’s Post by Joe Farace It’s wonderful what we can do if we’re always doing.”—George Washington For readers outside the USA, President’s Day is a holiday that’s celebrated on the third Monday in February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. As President’s Day it’s also honors all American...

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Is it Car Show Season Yet?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The long answer to the above question is no and yes. The big summertime car shows are still far, far away, especially as I look out the window of my office and there’s still lots of snow on Daisy Hill today. But on the second Saturday of each month, The Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colorado sponsors Cars & Coffee and while some...

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Creating the “Wet Street” Look to Your Car Photographs

Today’s Post by Joe Farace When it comes to photographing cars, one of the most famous film noir effects is the “wet streets” look that can add all kinds of interesting reflections to an image. One way to increase your car photographs drama is to add environmental elements such as water. The simplest way to add digital water is by using Flaming Pear Software’s...

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Nissan Skyline GTR at Red Rocks

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I originally photographed this classic Nissan Skyline GTR for the late and much lamented Modified magazine at Red Rocks Park located outside of Denver. Super Street magazine once had this to say about the magazine: “Modified was the ultimate auto magazine, where all the cars have a focus on function over fads. The brand covers tech and...

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