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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2008 0 comments

"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!"--J. K. Rowling

Because a Baltimore guitarist named Joe Farace recorded with a rock group called Orange Wedge I occasionally get e-mail about the band. Recently a German record label called Long Hair (www.longhairmusic.de) that focuses on 1960s and '70s...

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Almost Heaven
Bruce K. Haley is a West Virginia photographer whose elegantly understated website (www.bkhaley.com) forms a perfect vehicle for his work. The galleries section (note the lower-case...

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

Two That Transcend The Ordinary

"If it works, it's obsolete."--Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)

I n researching Web Profiles, I see lots of websites. Many homepages, including my own, use Flash (www.macromedia.com) animation, but there's resistance by digital...

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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."--Bob Dylan

Each month I surf the web, peruse reader e-mails, and read notes from photographers who want to see their sites in this department. You may be surprised to learn that a large percentage of people I ask to appear in Web Profiles don't respond or decline. Some...

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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

"The mystery isn't in the technique, it's in each of us."
--Harry Callahan

How much does color add to--or take away from--a photograph? Rarely do you get a chance to see a body of work that's identical in color and monochrome but Jorge Tutor (www.jorgetutor.com)...

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

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

As I've mentioned many times, there are lots of Internet browsers to choose from and now 3B (www.3b.net) has produced a method for creating your own digital "village," using a combination of a proprietary browser and online software...

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Joe Farace Posted: Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

"The site is best viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer at 1024x 768."--a.k.a. the writing on the wall

So began an e-mail from a photographer who wants his work featured in this department. Guess what happens when you use another browser, such as Opera, to look at his site? Nada, nothing, zilch, zero. You get a white screen. I don't know about...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

"It ain't easy being green."
--Kermit T. Frog

To paraphrase the singing amphibian, "it ain't easy having a website," especially like those...

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
--Douglas Adams

I n the May issue, I introduced you to a low or no cost way to build a photography website using Exhibit Engine (http://photography-on-the.net/ee/)...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

"I have no life, just e-mail."
--Michael Jantze

The World Wide Web provides an international showcase for your images. Would I have ever seen the stunning work of Russian photographer Evgeniy Shaman (www.photo.gothic.ru/shamanix/index_e.htm) without the Internet? Nyet! If...

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Joe Farace Posted: Apr 01, 2009 0 comments

“April Fool. The March fool with another month added to his folly.”—Ambrose Bierce

The best thing photographers can do to showcase their work is build a website, especially one that features their own name as a domain. Oh sure, Flickr and its clones are OK to get started, but when you get serious about your photography you need to get serious about marketing, too. There...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

If there is in any theme to Web Profiles during 2005 it's that there are lots of ways to create an Internet homepage. Unlike other technologies used in web design, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) wasn't adapted from the print world and was developed specifically to enhance the HTML (HyperText Markup Language) code that's the basic building block off the World Wide...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2007 2 comments

"At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year."--Thomas Tusser

Christmas seems to have gone from a time of peace and love to one of controversy about how it's celebrated. I tend to think of the holiday in much the way the late Will Eisner expressed in his preface to The Christmas Spirit, a collection of stories featuring...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 23, 2012 Published: Jun 01, 2012 15 comments
While National Photography Month may be the entire month of May, Camera Day is celebrated on June 29th. That day is also the 126th anniversary of the birth of James Van Der Zee, the African-American photographer of the Harlem Renaissance that occurred during the 1920s and ’30s. It’s also a day when photographers of all ages and abilities should venture forth into the world to capture all the beauty that surrounds us. Follow the examples set by the four photographers who are featured in this month’s column and I’m sure they’ll serve as great sources of inspiration for your images.
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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 04, 2012 Published: Jul 01, 2012 6 comments
This month marks the anniversary of a column that began in July 1999 as Website of the Month and has evolved into Web Profiles. Along the way, I’ve tried to include tips and trends to help readers improve their own web-based activities. Take Pinterest (http://pinterest.com), for example. It’s a virtual pinboard that lets you organize and share images, among other stuff, with people on the web. It’s like Twitter (www.twitter.com) for your photographs! I’m going to give it a try and so should you. In the meantime, I’ll continue to seek out new websites, to boldly go…sorry, I got carried away. I try to include at least one Shutterbug reader’s site in each episode but I can’t always tell that from your site, so click the Contact button on my website, www.joefarace.com, and tell me about it. You could find yourself featured in an upcoming column.

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