Crowds and Cars in the Sunshine State

Today’s Post by Jamie Zartman Getting great photographs at a crowded car show is always a challenge. The thumbnail image for today’s post gives you some idea of why and today’s post and photographs made by a great photographer and talented motorsports driver—Jamie Zartman—gives you some idea of why.—Joe The annual Ferrari Show in Naples, Florida every...

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Coping with Photographers Block

Today’s Post by Todd Abbotts with photography by Joe Farace If you pursue any creative process long enough you’ll most inevitably experience a “block”. Writers, painters, graphic designers, photographers; all creatives can fall prey to this swirling black hole that eats your fresh ideas and new material. Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, likely quit writing novels...

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Photographing Cars & Coffee with the Lumix G9

Today’s Post by Joe Farace If you’ve been following my new camera search/purchase exploits on my main photography how-to blog starting with my post What’s New: A New Camera for Me? and followed up with The Death of Micro Four-thirds? Not so fast… you know that I recently bought a Panasonic Lumix G9 from Glazer’s Camera in Seattle. For it’s first outing I took it to the...

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Think About Using Histograms…from time-to-time

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Let your words be few and your exposures many…”—anonymus A histogram is a graphic representation of the distribution of exposure data in an image file. It was first introduced by Karl Pearson (1857-1936,) an influential English mathematician. Those who are mathematically inclines will tell you its an estimate of the...

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Are Your Photographs Sharp Enough for You?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept”—Henri Cartier-Bresson When I updated my old computer to a 5K iMac it changed the way that I view and work with many of my older images. Photographs that were made with older, lower resolution digital cameras and viewed on older, softer CRT monitors don’t compare with how they look today on higher...

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Crowded Car Show Tip? Get Closer.

Today’s Tip by Joe Farace “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” —Robert Capa. Don’t get frustrated by the lack of space and crowded working conditions that you may found at many car shows, cars and coffee events or museums. Use that situation to your advantage by finding small details and capture them in sharp focus. Get...

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