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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 07, 2013 Published: Jan 01, 2013 0 comments
The new year is a good time for a creative rebirth, so instead of trotting out all of those same old New Year’s resolutions why not try something to help you grow as a photographer? A few years ago I created an online gallery called “2011 Photo of the Day,” which was one of the hardest things I ever tried yet at the same time was rewarding because the commitment forced me to make a new image every day, even when I didn’t feel like it. Last October I introduced you to four photographers and their individual approaches to producing a photograph-a-day blog. If you missed it, you can read it on Shutterbug’s website. This year, I resolved to try a photo-a-day project in 2012 using the free Tumblr (www.tumblr.com) platform so there’s no excuse that you can’t do the same thing. If you follow me on Tumblr (http://joefarace.tumblr.com), I’ll follow you back so we can see how each of us does during the year.
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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 11, 2013 Published: Sep 01, 2013 0 comments
Here are a few ABCs of web design to keep in mind when working on your site. A) Add something new each week. This is doubly important for blogs because search engines look for regular activity; the more and regular activity there is, the higher it will move the site in rankings when people look for photographers. B) Bigger is not necessarily better. Large file sizes cause a page to load slowly and, as I mentioned before in this column, the longer it takes, the more likely a person visiting the site will bail. Big file sizes also means it takes longer for a search engine spider to crawl your site. C) Colors should be simple, avoiding a strong graphic or photographic background. What works in print doesn’t always look good on a backlit monitor. A site’s focus should be on your photographs, not its design.<
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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

"I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative." --Steve Ballmer

Like it or not, Mr. Ballmer, blogging is a fact of life in this millennium. I'm always surprised by how many photographers' websites also have blogs. It...

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

Travel Photography With A Big Difference
Glen Allison (www.glenallison.com) is a LA-based travel photographer whose imagery captures the...

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Joe Farace Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.--Andrew Brown

Recently Adobe's CEO Bruce Chizen announced that all their applications would move online within 10 years. The same day I saw a headline that "Comcast Blocks Some Internet Traffic," referring to the nation's second largest...

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."--Coco Chanel

My method for selecting websites for this column is no secret; I've talked about it here before and in case you missed it here's how it goes: I look at all of the sites suggested by Shutterbug readers but that doesn't mean they'll make the cut. I...

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 08, 2011 Published: Jun 01, 2011 1 comments
I’m spending the next few days working with Tim Fiedler (www.dracophoto.com) on the latest incarnation of my how-to blog (www.joefaraceblogs.com). This new version features a WordPress (http://wordpress.org) structure and theme. WordPress originally started as a free blogging system but soon evolved into a full content management system, including access to thousands of plug-ins, widgets, and themes. In January, my blog was restructured to feature a different topic for each day and since this issue’s theme is Travel & Location Photography be sure to check in on Tuesday. There are subjects for the rest of the week, too, including Macro Monday, Landscape Wednesday, Automobile Thursday, and Portrait & Glamour Friday.
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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2009 0 comments

“In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind we’ve gone too far.”—The Buggles

At a friend’s urging I added a video clip to JoeFaraceBlogs.com and even though the clip was produced with iMovie and I used iWeb to produce the blog that’s hosted by MobileMe (formerly .Mac), the video clip would not...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2007 0 comments

"Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart."--Douglas Adams

Do you wiki? A wiki is a special kind of website that lets users collectively add and edit content. (Wiki wiki means rapidly in Hawaiian.) If you want to create your own online wiki take a look at Wetpaint...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Feb 01, 1999 0 comments

With so many sites on the
Internet, and very little information as to content, how do you find
the really great web sites? Shutterbug is featuring this column, dedicated
to finding the best photography-related sites and...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Web Profiles

Compassionate Documentarian
Sarah Leen (www.sarahleen.com) is a photographer whose sweeping images combine a sense of place with a poet's vision. This can be...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

Scavenging For Images
Ya gotta love a site named Image Scavenger (www.imagescavenger.com). Behind its whimsical homepage, photographer Merrill C. Anderson has collected images that...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 1999 0 comments

With so many sites on the
Internet, and very little information as to content, how do you find
the really great web sites? Shutterbug is featuring this column, dedicated
to finding the best photography-related sites and...

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Joe Constantino's web site (www.joecphotography.com) is an eclectic collection of four galleries wrapped around a killer, low-key design by Jay Groden. The site is exclusively in black and white, with hints...

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

This issue's Web Site of the Month is DigitalTruth: Photo Source, which can be found on the World Wide Web at www.digitaltruth.com. The content on this web site is real proof that digital technology can...

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