Digital Innovations

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

"When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?"--George Carlin

Enquiring minds want to know what it takes to have products featured in this column. I begin by asking myself if it's something I think Shutterbug readers can use and with only 10-11 columns a year, I hate to waste the space.
Before a product appears, it's...

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Joe Farace, All Rights Reserved

"You live and learn. At any rate, you live."--the late Douglas Adams

In last year's Shutterbug's Photography Buyer's Guide (do...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

"I am a Shutterbug subscriber and recently received the June issue." So begins a recent e-mail. "On page 74, Mr. Joe Farace describes the xD card as being `mostly useless.' I recently purchased an...

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

"Vitaque mancipio nulli datur, omnibus usu."--Lucretius (96-55 B.C.)

I happen to think that the process of making photographs extends beyond snapping a shutter. Manipulating images has...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

"Black is the color of my true love's eyes."--traditional English song

Making photographs in a factory presents lots of technical challenges. Obviously, there are lighting...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

Lucy Van Pelt: "If you have Aviophobia, you're afraid of flying." Charlie Brown: "That's it!"

The following is a true story. Some names have been changed to protect...

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Joe Farace Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

Robin: "I want a car; chicks dig the car." Batman: "This is why Superman works alone."--from the film Batman & Robin

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

"Is this the party to whom I am speaking?"--Lily Tomlin as Ernestine

There was some concern in various corners of our industry that not enough young people were becoming interested in...

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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Last month, this column was about software; this month the focus is on hardware. I'm writing this on a Boeing 777 as it flies across the Pacific Ocean toward Japan and will complete it on the way back. In between I'll visit representatives of...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

"It's déjà vu all over again."--Yogi Berra

One of the most surprising, to me anyway, unintended consequences of the digital revolution is increasing marginalization...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Just in time for the holidays, 3D is back and gone digital. Fresh on the heels of the blockbuster summer movie Spy Kids 3D, you can now make stereo photographs using the digital camera you already own. I've been a fan of 3D since the premiere of the...

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

"Computers = Ticket To Hell."--the back of an Alien Skin Software T-shirt

Recently I received a press release from a high-tech company hyping "an event announcing a...

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

"History repeats itself; that's one of the things wrong with history."--Clarence Darrow

In February 1990, I wrote a story for the now-defunct Photomethods magazine...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

"It takes a licking and keeps on ticking."--John Cameron Swayze on Timex

A story oft told in photofinishing circles and one that is, perhaps, apocryphal goes like this: A customer...

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Digital Innovations

"Everything looks worse in black and white..."--Paul Simon's Kodachrome

I think Paul Simon is wrong, but...

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