Book Review: The Life: Monaco Grand Prix

Today’s Post by Joe Farace As a young automobile enthusiast I was crazy about Formula 1 racing and attended several F1 races at Watkins Glen during the sixties and seventies, when they were held uninterrupted from 1961 to 1980. Thanks to Olympus America I was able to attend the penultimate F1 race at Indianapolis in 2006, where I had a chance to meet Michael Schumacher....

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Our Cars: 1984 Jeep Wagoneer Limited

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Jeep has certainly had an interesting ownership path and is currently a division of FCA US LLC, a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Jeep became a part of Chrysler in 1987, when they acquired the brand along with all the remaining assets from American Motors Corporation who made all of the Jeeps that I’ve owned, starting with a...

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Learning to See the Light

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Chiaroscuro, as Italian Renaissance painters once called it, is the use of differing contrasts of light to achieve a sense of three dimensionality within a two dimensional frame. Light has four major qualities including color, quality, quantity and direction. As photographers seeking to master the art of exposure, seeing light is the key...

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Shooting Cars with a Holga Panoramic Pinhole Camera

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Think about it: A Holga Panoramic Pinhole Camera. And for less than $60. In my post for my main blog, A Photographer’s LIfe in Three Phases, I talk about that all-important first phase where new shooters discover photography’s potential for fun and creativity. During this time, these newly minted shooters are fearless and enthusiastically...

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Expanded ISO Settings: Why I Don’t like’em

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Some of the following text originally appeared in a print edition of Shutterbug for a review that wrote about a Nikon DSLR. Since people are always asking me my feelings about “expanded” ISO settings and why I don’t like them, I’ve excerpted some material from it slong with some new, car related photographs, that explain why. Although the...

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Black & White and Color at the Same Time

Today’s Post by Joe Farace In my post In-Camera Monochrome Capture, I mentioned that “In an upcoming post, I’ll give you a few reasons why color capture and conversion later in the digital darkroom may be the best option.” This is that post… These days most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have monochrome modes built-in and some, like Canon’s...

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