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Joe Farace Posted: 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 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: Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

"That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced."--Scientific American, June 2, 1909

A few months ago I mentioned the creation of a new automobile photographic website to replace the aging

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments

"Ultimately, my hope is to amaze myself. The anticipation of discovering new possibilities becomes my greatest joy."--Jerry Uelsmann

To find out which famous photographer's style best fits you, take this quiz at: http://www.youthink.com/quiz.cfm?action=go_detail&sub_action=take%20&obj..."...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments

"Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve."--Jules Verne

Next month begins the 10th year for a column that started out life as "Web Site of the Month" and in September 2000 became "Web Profiles." During that time I've showcased more than 400 photographers and photography-related sites and...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2008 0 comments

"...anyone can write a nonfiction piece. In fact, all nonfiction writing was just `What I Did Last Summer' over and over again."--Evan Hunter writing as Ed McBain

After returning from a trip to Puerto Rico last year I tried a small venture in self-publishing, resulting in a 7x7" travel photography book. It's like a micro-sized...

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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: Mar 01, 2008 0 comments

"The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them."--Jeff Jarvis

Twice in the past I've tried to create a blog and failed miserably each time, perhaps because the blogging sites, not me, controlled the software used to create and maintain them. Recently my pal Ralph Nelson (http://www.ralphnelson.com"...

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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2008 0 comments

"Living is having ups and downs and sharing them with friends."--Trey Parker and Matt Stone

In September 2007, Yahoo! Photos shut down, disproving the old adage that sometimes the best things in life are not free. Regular readers know I keep lots of my personal photographs on SmugMug (www.smugmug.com) but it's not free. A Standard account costs...

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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: 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: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments

"A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights."--Napoleon

Recently The New York Times reported that New York City was considering a law requiring photographers to obtain a permit and have $1 million in liability insurance before taking pictures on city property, including sidewalks. The film office held a public hearing on the proposed rules...

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."--Aristotle

PanosFX (www.panosfx.com) is one of my favorite websites offering high-quality inexpensive and free software. I have often written about Panos Efstathiadis in my Digital Innovations column and although I've...

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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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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2007 0 comments

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.--Kahlil Gibran

The Candid Frame (http://thecandidframe.blogspot.com/index.html) is an online podcast where you can meet image-makers from the world of photojournalism, fashion, landscape, documentary, sports, wildlife, travel, and commercial...

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