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Joe Farace Jan 01, 2010 0 comments

“I never think of the future—it comes soon enough.”—Albert Einstein

What lies ahead this year in photography? Even Hogwarts’ Professor Sybill Patricia Trelawney would have to admit that the noble art of divination isn’t 100 percent perfect, so what chance do I have with a rusty crystal ball, or maybe it’s just an old ball bearing? During 2010 the...

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Joe Farace Dec 01, 2009 0 comments

“‘Twas Christmas told the merriest tale…”—Sir Walter Scott

There is no doubt that photo-sharing websites such as Flickr (www.flickr.com), along with iPod and iPhone albums, have changed the way we view photographs. Wedding photographers tell me one unintended consequence of providing online proofing is that...

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Joe Farace Nov 01, 2009 0 comments

Back when I was a wee lad, I got my introduction to professional photography by shooting weddings. I remember one of my first when the bride’s uncle introduced himself while carrying a brand-new Hasselblad loaded with more accessories than a new Cadillac. He looked at my used and battered Mamiya C33 and just smiled. Can you imagine shooting weddings with a Holga? Well kiddies, that’s...

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Joe Farace Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

“Get your pretty little portfolio off my desk before I go into a diabetic coma.”—J. Jonah Jameson to Peter Parker

In case you forgot (or maybe didn’t know), Peter Parker a.k.a. Spiderman is a freelance newspaper photographer; one of the highlights of the movies to me is the off-handedly whimsical way his editor, J. Jonah Jameson, treats him, but it never stops...

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Joe Farace Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

“I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”—Emad Hasan

When this column evolved from its former Website of the Month origins more than 10 years ago into what it is today, it was a simpler time, Internet-wise. Really good photographers’ homepages were few and far between, but now the web explodes with sites, some produced via the templates and...

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Joe Farace Aug 01, 2009 0 comments

“Scientists are saying the future is going to be far more futuristic than they originally predicted.”—Krista Now, Southland Tales

When Olympus announced the Four Thirds concept at PMA 2001, I was among the many members of the press who were, to put it in the most polite terms, skeptical. At the time, it seemed to me like a cure for no known disease, but I began to get...

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Joe Farace Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

“To the complaint, ‘there are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, ‘there are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.’”—Ansel Adams

It’s June, a month of brides and Shutterbug’s Digital Darkroom special issue. In this month’s edition of Web Profiles, I’ll introduce you to a website created by an amazing...

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Joe Farace May 01, 2009 0 comments

“Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.”—Ambrose Bierce

The second question readers ask when they meet me (the first is how to pronounce my name) is where do I get the quotations that kick off this column? I collect them from various sources, including reader submissions, and have an affinity for the sarcastic and witty, which is why writers...

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Joe Farace 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 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 Feb 01, 2009 0 comments

“Good authors, too, who once knew better words, Now only use four-letter words writing prose, Anything goes.”—Cole Porter

I had been expecting this for some time and recently received an e-mail informing me that within a few days Comcast, my broadband Internet supplier, would place a limit on my monthly downloads, stating that “usage of more than 250 Gigabytes (GB)...

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Joe Farace Jan 01, 2009 0 comments

“An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves.”—Bill Vaughan

Why not make your 2009 New Year’s resolution a commitment to create a new website or update that old one you made when Coolidge was president? Oh, there are lots of ways to produce a new site. You can always hire a designer, if you can find one that will do...

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Joe Farace Dec 01, 2008 0 comments

“A Dream is where a boy can swim in the deepest oceans and fly over the highest clouds.”—Joanne K. Rowling

From time to time I like to use this space to introduce you to computing trends that affect digital imaging. This month Web Profiles is brought to you from the clouds. Cloud computing refers to computing resources that are accessed and usually owned and operated by...

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Joe Farace Nov 01, 2008 0 comments

“Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it.”
—Robert Heinlein

Is writing a blog too time-consuming for you? Try micro-blogging. That alternative lets you write brief (usually less than 200 characters) text updates and publish them, so they can be viewed by anyone or by a group who is restricted by the original...

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Joe Farace 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...