Digital Innovations

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

Proving that in digital imaging, like the rest of photography "there are no absolutes," I've been forced to re-examine my original contention that there are just three major phases of digital imaging. To my original trifecta of image...

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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2000 2 comments

Because of the huge amount
of equipment photographers lug around some of us are cursed with back
and feet problems. Since digital imaging, especially the postproduction
aspects, seems more passive you might think thatth...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2002 0 comments

"The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village."--Marshall McLuhan

Home to a diverse, inquisitive people who openly embrace the "differently"-ness of Macintosh computers, San Francisco is the perfect...

Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

"Crankshaft: I want to buy a camera. Photo clerk: Digital? Crankshaft: No I plan to operate it with my toes."
--"Crankshaft" comic strip

Steve Kennedy is a photographer, automobile expert, and author of Jaguar: The Classic Marque (

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2005 0 comments

"The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."
--Robert Heinlein

After 100 years, Eastman Kodak has stopped making black and white photographic paper that the Associated Press called "a niche product for fine art photographers and hobbyists..." I don't think there is any such thing as "fine...

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

As digital imaging technology matures, trends are beginning to emerge. For digital cameras these trends are going in several different directions. Higher resolutions at lower prices mean that the image quality gap between professional field cameras is...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are."--Ernst Haas

Whenever I rant about how it's the photographer's vision not the hardware that's important for creating memorable images, I'm reminded of when I was younger and shooting pictures with a well-used...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

"Who would believe that so small a space could contain the image of all the universe?"--Leonardo da Vinci's comments on the Camera Obscura

Like many digital imagers, I'm...

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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: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

"Get on the bus, Gus"--Paul
Simon

Recently I've been
testing Apple Computer's hot new 400MHz Power Macintosh G3 computer.
With its...

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

One of the biggest challenges facing many digital imagers is the constant introduction of new hardware and software products. Decisions about upgrading software is not much different than when your favorite camera manufacturer introduces a new...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

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"I haven't lost my mind, it's backed up on a disc somewhere."--how I feel on January 2nd.

It wasn't really a holiday present, at least I don't think so, but my pal Jason gave me a Russian-made Horizon 202 rotating lens panoramic camera as a gift. I've always...

Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2006 0 comments

This month's column contains practical and creative software from around the world, including something new from Greece's gift to the imaging world, Panos Efstathiadis. It's rare to see artists working together, but Efstathiadis' Stamp, that appears at the end of this column, is part of Frank Hatcher's WZ2K Cork Board Photoshop Action set. Some of...

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2002 Published: Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

The number one question I hear from students at the film-based workshops I teach and one that usually permeates the entire event is a quest for perfect exposures, "How to determine a consistent approach that will guarantee perfectly...

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

In addition to a bunch of new digital imaging products, including an update to Adobe Photoshop and an impressive new ink jet paper from Ilford, this month's column includes a response to a reader's fears that Eastman Kodak had discontinued the...

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