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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

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The biggest challenge when photographing cars at auto shows--indoors or out--is dealing with cluttered backgrounds. In the past I've used low angles, high angles and postproduction techniques to blur the setting and add some zoom-zoom. That approach shifted my focus from the subject to its surroundings...

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"Digital imaging is not about pixels, it's about pictures..."--interview on CompulsiveCreative.com

What makes us photographers? Is it an urge to capture that elusive "decisive moment," to freeze a point in time forever, or just to record history as it unfolds in front of our lenses? This month you'll take a journey with a few...

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"Adapt or perish, now as ever, in nature's inexorable imperative."--H.G. Wells, 1866-1946

Your digital camera is a time machine that lets you show how the people and places look at this particular point in time. Many people think they need to travel to exotic locations in order to make great...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

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"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...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

"The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions..."--Ellen Glasgow

This month's Web Profiles introduces you to photographers from Canada and France, along with answers to a reader's question about protecting images displayed on the World Wide Web. You might be surprised at my answer, but then again, if...

Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

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The Quantum Qflash T4d Digital is a serious flash unit that combines the form factor and user interface of the kind of high-end flash units that camera manufacturers charge big bucks for with the kind of power normally found in small monobloc studio strobes. Then there's that removable reflector that...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2004 1 comments

"Attain the center of emptiness, preserve the utmost quiet..."--Tao Te Ching

In recent months, I've introduced you to websites chock full of colorful images and action. This month, we will get meditative with two sites that have quiet designs and one photographer who creates art out of emptiness. This artist's images may be just a few dots...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"--Stephen Wright

After you open an ink jet printer's box, the manufacturer warns you about using third-party inks and how doing so can void the warranty. In the automotive world, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (http://www.enjoythedrive.com/content/?id=8128"...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

During Olympus' sneak preview for their E-1 at photokina 2002 emphasis was placed on the digital SLR's Four Thirds imaging system. At the high-fashion product roll out in New York's Bryant Park, so much importance was made of the company's medical imaging accomplishments I expected the ghost of Albert Schweitzer to start playing the organ in the background.

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"C'mon Honey, let's go make some noise."--The Bangles

Dear Diary: All digital cameras add noise to images. Like film grain, it's worse at high ISOs and is more noticeable in areas of uniform color, such as skies and shadows. Since noise can be objectionable...

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