Our Cars: 1963 1/2 Ford Falcon hardtop

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The original 1960 Ford Falcon was powered by a lightweight 95hp, 144 cu-in straight six engine that has a single-barrel carburetor. The 1961 model year introduced the optional 101 hp, 170 cu-in six and two new models were introduced, including a trim level called Futura that had bucket-seats and a console with special exterior trim, which...

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I’m Not Switching Camera Systems

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Last Wednesday, I wrote a post called “How Not To Go Broke Buying Equipment.” Check it out if you have time. It generated lots of e-mail about whether or not I would be purchasing the Olympus E-M1X I shot at Daytona International Speedway and, although I currently own four Olympus Micro Four-thirds cameras, my answer is...

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How I Crop My Drag Racing Photographs

Today’s Post by Joe Farace On February 7-10, the 2019 NHRA season kicks off with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California, so today’s post about drag racing seemed appropriate. I’m often asked about how I crop images or even if I actually crop my photographs, so here’s the deal: After capturing images and then processing them, I...

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How Not To Go Broke Buying Equipment

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Scott Fitzgerald once told Ernest Hemingway, “rich people are different from the rest of us.” “Yeah, Hemingway replied, “they have more money.” The cameras and lenses I use to make the images you see on this blog and are, for the most part, gear that I actually bought and paid for. Any exceptions are photographs that were captured with...

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Cars & Trucks in Black & White

Today’s Post by Joe Farace My friend Barry Staver periodically sends out marketing mailings to clients and potential clients and recently, to get their attention, the postcard featured black and white photographs. Back in the film days when Mary and I owned a studio, the first question we asked a client was if they needed black and white or color photography...

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Photographing “Yoga Truck” with an Epson RD1

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I love to photograph old trucks that have lots of personality like the one above. For another example, see my post, “Shooting Wide Screen Photography with Film,” that was shot with a Russian-made Horizon panoramic film camera. I photographed The Yoga Truck using an Epson R-D1 digital rangefinder camera that was originally...

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