Proper Exposure? Try Bracketing

Today’s Post by Joe Farace There’s an old joke that goes: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The answer is practice, practice, practice. Pianists have to practice their scales every day and photographers should practice capturing the correct exposure. Under tricky lighting conditions, sometimes the best solution is to shoot a series of images...

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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. Previously 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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How I Shot a Magazine Cover

Today’s Post by Joe Farace After I made the below photograph of a limited edition Jaguar with my Canon EOS 1D Mark II N, I  showed it to my friend Steve who had previously borrowed my camera to make a few shots of it for the local Jaguar club’s newsletter. While looking at the image on the LCD screen, he told me that, “I just don’t see like that.”  I thought it...

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Visit San Diego’s Automotive Museum

Today’s Post by Joe Farace This classic Cord was photographed at the San Diego Automotive Museum that’s located in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Some of the signature cars found in the collection are: Louie Mattar’s Car, a 1947 Cadillac that was driven non-stop from Alaska to Mexico City; a 1948 Tucker (#19); and a 1969 Fiat 500 that’s referred...

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Nostalgia: Photographing the Fiat 850

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Regular readers of this blog know that I have kinda thing about Fiats. (Don’t ask me why; I really don’t have an answer other than my nostalgia for former Fiats. My red 1968 Fiat 850 Coupe cost me $1667 brand new and was the best and as hard as it is to believe was the most dependable Italian car I ever owned. On the strength...

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Seven Tips For Better Photographs

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Doesn’t be a fair weather photographer. Often the best photographs are made under less than ideal conditions. These kinds of images are made on dark, cloudy, rainy or snowy days, at the crack of dawn, at sunset, or in the dark of the night. That doesn‘t means you should be schlepping your equipment around during a tornado but it certainly...

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