Collector Cars: It’s All About the Patina

Today’s Post by Joe Farace pa·ti·na: noun: patina; plural noun: patinas. A green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period. The word itself comes from the Latin word meaning “shallow dish.” When talking about cars, a patina is a coating of various chemical compounds, such as oxides or carbonates, that form on...

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Tips for Marketing Your Car Photography

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Some photographers (and I’m just as guilty of this as the next guy) are just not naturally adept at marketing and, at the same time, not solvent enough to afford a dedicated marketing person. This means that the bulk of marketing falls on you but it doesn’t have to be traumatic. Here’s some tips and tools that might help: Your...

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New Car Ownership Keeps Getting More Expensive

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Photography According to AAA, the finance costs on new car purchases jumped 24% in 2019, pushing the average annual cost of vehicle ownership to $9,282, or $773.50 a month. That’s the highest cost associated with new vehicle ownership since AAA started tracking expenses in 1950. It comes at a time when 72-month car loans have become common,...

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Previsualizing Infrared (Car) Photographs

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” – Edward Weston If a photograph is really about lighting, how is infrared photography about capturing images using invisible light? That’s why any kind of comparison to traditional photography are difficult. If you want to create...

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Today is a Day for Remembering

Today’s Post by Joe Farace For those of us who lived here through the terror attacks and their haunting aftermath, 9/11 has become a permanent part of the DNA of New York City. You see it, feel it, remember it, think and talk of it every day.”—Dennis Hamill In the world that we live in know I that that it’s important for photographers, at all levels, to use...

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Painting a VW Bug, but Not How You Think

Today’s Post by Joe Farace It’s National Wiener Schnitzel Day, which makes it a perfect day to talk about German cars and there is no car that’s more German than the VW Beetle. And there is no more iconic vehicle on the planet than the original air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle. VW attempted to capture lighting in a bottle with the New Beetle (1997–2011) a...

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