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Digital Innovations
Joe Farace 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...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Joe Farace, All Rights Reserved

"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 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...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace 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...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace 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...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Jul 01, 2001 0 comments

One of the first things digital imagers are in a hurry to do after capturing an image is to print it. It is here in the real "digital darkroom" where pixographers have made technical advances that have freed them from some of the restrictions...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

You don't have to have
your computer stolen to lose data. Sometimes hard disk crashes or other
hardware failures will destroy data.


The heart of the problem of lost data is two fold: Many people think...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

"All power corrupts but we need the electricity."--Anonymous

Those people who tell me they capture everything in raw format remind me of those photographers who used to shoot "everything on Velvia." Heck, I don't even shoot everything on CompactFlash. My Canon EOS-1D Mark II takes both CompactFlash and Secure Digital cards. Well Bunky, if...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

"Is this the party to whom I am speaking?"--Lily Tomlin as Ernestine

There was some concern in various corners of our industry that not enough young people were becoming interested in...

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

"Vitaque mancipio nulli datur, omnibus usu."--Lucretius (96-55 B.C.)

I happen to think that the process of making photographs extends beyond snapping a shutter. Manipulating images has...