In the Studio with the ...

Today’s post by Joe Farace As Olympus prepares to launch the rumored Olympus OM-D EM-10 Mark III, photographers come face-t0-face with a perpetual dilemma: To upgrade or not upgrade? The big question (and one I’ve asked here before) will the new camera improve your photography?...

It’s Not the Gear, It’s...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I think it’s pretty obvious but equipment doesn’t make portraits, people do. It’s obvious that you’ll need a camera and some kind of light source to shoot portraits but you don’t need a $9,000 Hasselblad X1D-50c to make...

Shooting with a Translu...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I recently received a Savage Translum background to use in my 11×15-foot home studio. The Translum backdrop looks like frosted glass and is available in rolls of 54-inches wide by 18 feet long just like seamless paper as well as 60-inch x 18 foot sheets....

Fluorescent Lighting me...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Photographers have used photoflood, tungsten, quartz and all kind of continuous light sources under the general category of “hot lights.” These light sources have several advantages over using electronic flash: They can be inexpensive, produce lighting...

One-on-One Portrait Wor...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace For years people have asked if they could shoot with me and now you can join me in a series of hands-on workshops on studio lighting. The workshop is tailored to your specific needs and photographic experience, so each one is different and fits beginner...

Go Monochrome on Black ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One of the things I like to do to get myself out of a rut is to shoot a few portraits in monochrome mode. It doesn’t have to be all the images that you make during a session; maybe just a few to see what happens. If you think that’s a bad idea because you...