You Are Who You Photogr...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace In Andreas Feininger’s 1973 landmark book, Photographic Seeing, in a section called “The Different Forms of Seeing” he discusses how four different and well-known shooters would photograph an identical female subject. He then posits a theory that their...

Using Speedlights for O...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The key to improving your outdoor portraits is knowing the right time to use flash. Start by looking at the existing light falling on your subject and evaluating the range of shadows and highlights appearing within the scene. Using the cameras LCD preview...

Read a Book Today

Today’s Post by Joe Farace It’s National Read A Book Day. Did you know that reading improves memory, concentration and reduces stress, which is why I like to read a book in bed each night before falling asleep. Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive...

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....