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The Joe Farace Experience

Joe knows digital...and bags...and exposure...and much more.

By Mason Resnick - March 16, 2009


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Understanding contrast in exposure

Unlocking an exposure mystery

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Joe Farace, December 9, 2008

Contrast is the difference in brightness between light and dark areas in a scene and can be a function of the subject matter, lighting conditions, or a little of each. Controlling contrast in camera can be a challenge.

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TAGS: exposure,  how-to,  tips,  metering 

The substitution metering method

A useful exposure tweak

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Joe Farace, September 26, 2008

When using the substitution method, you replace an object within the scene with an object of known reflectance, such as a Kodak Gray Card and take a reflected-light meter reading from this object.

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TAGS: exposure,  how-to,  tips,  metering,  substitution 

How to photograph race cars at night

Races are not always run on bright sunny days--sometimes they race at night.

ArticleAction Sports Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Joe Farace, February 25, 2008

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Events such as the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, some races in the American LeMans Series, and even local drag and oval track races include occasional night races.

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TAGS: flash,  action,  digital SLR,  sports photography,  race cars,  nascar 

Coping With Shutter Lag

Timing is everything

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Joe Farace, September 26, 2007

There are really two kinds of shutter lag: The first and technical definition is the amount of time that it takes from depressing the camera’s shutter release to when an image is saved onto a memory card. During that time, the camera determines proper exposure and focuses the lens.

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TAGS: digital camera,  digital SLR,  lag time,  shutter release,  compact digital camera 

How to create a toy camera look, digitally

Get the Holga/Diana look in digital cameras and your digital darkroom

ArticleDigital Darkroom, Post-Processing & Printing Techniques and How-Tos - by Joe Farace, May 7, 2007

The Holga camera was first made in Hong Kong in 1982 and uses 120 roll film because that was the most widely available film in China at the time. It’s name, disputed by some, purportedly comes from the Chinese phrase ho gwong meaning “very bright.”

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TAGS: camera,  soft focus,  holga,  toy,  snapshot aesthetic 

What are Monolights?

Studio Lighting Basics, Part 1

ArticleLighting and Studio Gear Gear Guides & Reviews - by Joe Farace, December 4, 2006

When setting up a photo studio, you get to choose: Monolights, Power Pack kits, or Hot Lights. Let's look at what a monolight is and if it's right for you.

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TAGS: strobe,  lighting,  studio,  monolights,  portrait 

Stress-free printing

What's PictBridge And How Do I Use It?

ArticleCompact Digital Cameras Gear Guides & Reviews - by Joe Farace, October 16, 2006

PictBridge's formal name is "Standard of Camera & Imaging Products Association CIPA DC-001 - 2003 Digital Solutions for Imaging Devices."

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TAGS: Printing,  SnapShooter,  Focus on Printing 

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