Applying Noise Reduction With Layers

Today’s Post by Joe Farace No noise reductions software that I’ve tried so far is perfect and while you may try by working through the many options, choices, and sliders the software offers, you may never achieve digital noise nirvana. More often than not, you will obtain an image that is too smooth. When that happens to me, here’s how I fix it using Adobe...

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Our Cars: 1978 Mustang II

Today’s Post by Joe Farace While generally reviled by enthusiasts today, Ford’s Mustang II was manufactured from 1973 until 1978. Mine was a 1978 and I was inspired to buy it from the very same ad you see below. Much earlier I owned a 1966 Mustang convertible with 200 cubic inch six-cylinder and Fordomatic transmission and cool wire wheel hubcaps. I was determined...

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Blues for a Green Truck

Today’s Post by Joe Farace You might consider today’s image as part of a series of photographs of classic trucks that also included Photographing “Yoga Truck” with an Epson RD1. In this case I’m photographing a vintage GMC pickup truck using a Canon EOS 60D. I photographed this classic truck when I was testing the Canon EOS 60D for Shutterbug’s former...

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Remembering Those Who Served

Today’s Post by Joe Farace On a Snowy January in 1944 in the Ardennes Forest on the border between Germany abd Belgium, a US Army medic much like thus young man was involved in the “Battle of the Bulge.” In this battle there were more than one million soldiers —500,000 Germans, 600,000 Americans and 55,000 British—including my father. It was an Army medic, who...

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Challenges of Shooting in Auto Museums, Part II

Today’s Post by Joe Farace If you like to photograph cars but live in a part of the county that has chilly, snowy Winters, I’ve got a solution for you: Car museums. But there are a few challenges to photographing cars indoors that you’ll never encounter in outdoor shows, so here are a few tips to overcome the kind of typical problems you might encounter....

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Photographing an Old Truck on the Plains

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Note: You might consider this part of a series that also included Photographing “Yoga Truck” with an Epson RD1, In this case I’m photographing a vintage pickup truck with a Canon EOS 50D. A barn find is a classic car or motorcycle that’s been discovered, often in derelict condition. The term comes from the tendency of these kinds of...

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