What’s the Big De...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Last night I was watching the film Three Days of the Condor for maybe the fourth time and was struck by one scene showing  photographs made by Faye Dunaway’s character. The camera does a close up of her prints and the first thing I noticed was the...

How I Shoot ‘Gary and t...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Cars can be tough to photograph. Joe is an expert at it so if you want to see how to do it take a look at his blog on how to photograph cars. I felt like I got lucky with this shot of Gary and the two Rat Rod’s that he has built. For this photograph, I used a...

Why I like Infrared Pho...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace I recently received an e-mail from a reader of this blog asking “why do you do infrared photography, when regular photography is already so hard?” Here’s my answer: Most photographers go through three distinct phases when learning and refining their skills: The...

Buzzwords for LED Studi...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace In the studio, I prefer to work with my Panasonic Lumix GH4 or Olympus EM-10 and increasingly with LED lighting. It’s cool (for the subject, when compared to “hot” quartz lighting,) it’s continuous and Metternich is a snap—just use...

How Important is Testin...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The answer to that question is: Very. Back when I shot film, testing was an important part of of the creative process. Most shooters wouldn’t tackle an assignment  before testing the concept and/or gear beforehand. Medium and large format studio shooters...

Tuesday in the Studio: ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A lightbank is basically a black box with one side covered in diffusion material that lets light pass through. You’ll often hear lightbanks referred to as “light boxes” or “soft boxes.” I prefer the term “lightbank” because it refers to the many...