Boudoir Photography in ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace There’s a lot more to black and white photography than simply a lack of color. Traditionalists may call it “monochrome” and digital imagers  prefer “grayscale,” but to paraphrase Billy Joel, “it’s still black and white to me.” There are  trendy...

Studio Lighting on a Bu...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A long time ago an old photographer told me, “light is light.” What he was trying to say was that it doesn’t matter what kind of lighting gear you use—speedlights, power pack and head systems, or monolights—the most important this is the light is produces....

Understanding Different...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A portrait shoot is a team effort, which is one reason why it’s important to talk to your subject and discuss what you—and they—would like to accomplish during a session. Many times I’ve seen people who are photographing people and expecting them to do all the...

How I Shot ‘I Hea...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Mary and I have fond memories of using early generation Bowens monolights; they were our first really good lighting system that we owned when we set up our studio in 1982. We loved shooting with those big, black paint can-shaped 800B monolights because...

Images Inside Your Phot...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.”—Ansel Adams Legendary digital photography guru Kai Krause was fond of saying that there are thousands of images hidden inside ...

Making Available Light ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Light, whether it occurs naturally or artificially, has three basic characteristics: quality, quantity, and color and it’s the quality of the light on a subject ultimately determines the effectiveness of a portrait. To some photographers “available...