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Joe Farace Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

"There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept." --Ansel Adams

It could be that the sainted Adams meant a fuzzy image of a brilliant concept, but we'll never know. This month's column looks at using imaging software to blur an image and was inspired by a letter from reader Carol Baker. As a movie buff you gotta know...

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Joe Farace Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

"The major difference
between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go
wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it
usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair."--Doug...

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Joe Farace Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

It is expected that 13.9 billion amateur digital images were created during 2000 in the US alone.--InfoTrends Research Group.

One question I'm often asked by friends...

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Joe Farace Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

"If we don't change
direction soon, we'll end up where we are going."
--Professor
Irwin Corey

If there is one constant
theme running...

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Joe Farace 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 Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

One of the things I love most about photography is its democratic nature. Everyone from "happy snappers" using recyclable cameras to advanced amateurs to professional photographers creating images for clients enjoy what I believe is the most...

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Joe Farace 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 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 Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

"Life is a series of dogs."--George Carlin

As regular readers know, most of my photographic output is in some kind of digital form, but...

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Joe Farace Jul 01, 2003 1 comments

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"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary."--
Aaron Rose

A Shutterbug reader...

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Joe Farace Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

"Sometime you get
the bear and sometimes it gets you--old."--

Colorado Mountain Man expression

One of the many indisputable
ruleso...

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Joe Farace Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

I try to have fun with digital images every day. This usually involves manipulating a few images then making prints using different kinds of papers on whatever printer I'm currently testing. Right now, that's an Epson Stylus Photo 1270 whose...

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Joe Farace Dec 01, 2005 0 comments

"You might as well do your holiday hinting early."--Anonymous

Submitted for your approval: A list of gizmos, gadgets, and gear for the digitally-minded who maybe thought they had everything but didn't know that they really needed lots more stuff to produce the ultimate image. You can use this month's column as a shopping list for your...

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Joe Farace Jul 01, 2002 0 comments

"The ultimate security is your
understanding of reality."--H. Stanley Judd

Now that CD and even DVD burners
are commonplace in photographers' digital darkrooms, many people take
itf...

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Joe Farace Sep 01, 2002 0 comments

"Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

All kinds of photographers, from amateurs to aspiring pros to professionals, are using e-books to share their...