Joe Farace
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Joe Farace Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

His Master's Voice
The simplicity of Blake Shaw's homepage (www.blakeshawphotography.com) hits you over the head with a soft hammer belying the complex imagery within. The...

Joe Farace Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

When I received Canon's EOS-1D Mark II for testing, I planned to photograph Jaguar Mark 2 automobiles comparing camera and car models, but the changeable weather of springtime in the Rockies (it snows a lot) meant my choices were narrowed as the deadline marched on. So I ended up taking...

Web Profiles
Joe Farace Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

"Praise youth and it will prosper."--Irish proverb

For many photographers, especially young ones, it seems like the most difficult challenge they face is getting published. Maybe not?

Digital Innovations
Joe Farace Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

"Black is the color of my true love's eyes."--traditional English song

Making photographs in a factory presents lots of technical challenges. Obviously, there are lighting...

Show Reports
Joe Farace Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Digital back makers for medium and large format cameras happily search for the ultimate image-making machine. In my view, they may be cheerfully unaware that the devices they are busily producing may not have anything to attach them to in a few years because no company is making affordable, under $2000...

Show Reports
Joe Farace Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

It may surprise some readers to discover that the CCD was invented at Bell Labs in 1969, a fine year for wine, songs, and cars--think of the awesome Plymouth Road Runner. CMOS is a little older, having been developed in 1948. While curmudgeonly writers and editors patiently wait for this...

Show Reports
Joe Farace Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Big, fast cards are becoming the norm, and not just in the CompactFlash format. Delkin Devices offers eFilm high-speed Secure Digital PRO memory cards and CompactFlash PRO 1GB and 2GB memory cards with speeds fast enough for digital video capture. Initial capacities will be 256MB and 512MB with...

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Joe Farace Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

There was all kinds of software at PMA 2004, but I would like to pass along some advice to would-be developers who want to get rich making under-$100 software for Windows that lets users manage, edit, print, and do all kinds of tricks. Fuggedaboutit. ACD Systems owns this market. While the Mac...

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Joe Farace Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Tired of wimpy 13x19" prints? Find that 16x20" output is nice but just doesn't have the impact of say, 18x24"? HP's Designjet 130 printer produces larger sizes (up to 24") without unloading the standard tray, and the rear path accommodates thick media, too.

Web Profiles
Joe Farace Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

"Things are only impossible until they're not."--Jean-Luc Picard

People often ask me to name the best photographic site on the World Wide Web. Right now, my answer would...