Joe Farace

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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Last month, this column was about software; this month the focus is on hardware. I'm writing this on a Boeing 777 as it flies across the Pacific Ocean toward Japan and will complete it on the way back. In between I'll visit representatives of...

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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

"Fashion is something that goes in one year...and out the other."--Overheard at Fall 2003 Fashion Week

So what's a henway? The Dumb & Dumber answer...

Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

You don't normally think of any point-and-shoot camera as ideal for photographing models, but you never know when a great photo op is going to present itself. That's why I like to carry a small, high quality digital camera with me at all times. Right now Minolta's DiMAGE Xt...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

"It ain't easy being green."
--Kermit T. Frog

To paraphrase the singing amphibian, "it ain't easy having a website," especially like those...

Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

Photographing race cars is a challenge no matter what kind of camera you use. Most people think that all they need is high ISO, fast shutter speed, and a long lens with a large aperture a.k.a. "big glass." Toss in a high frame per second continuous shooting mode and with a little...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

"It's déjà vu all over again."--Yogi Berra

One of the most surprising, to me anyway, unintended consequences of the digital revolution is increasing marginalization...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

"The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere..."--John Muir

This month's department is organized a little differently. There are big presents in the...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

A few years ago I sold all my traditional darkroom equipment, lock, stock, and tongs. After sitting untouched in my new home's basement for several years, I decided it all had to go. I loaded enlarger, lenses, carriers, and trays into my car, and took them to a local photo show and sold...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

I 've always loved books. The most exciting day of my life was when Sister Mary Anthony took St. Catherine of Sienna's second grade class on a field trip to a library. Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library was the first public library in America and although this branch, just...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Just in time for the holidays, 3D is back and gone digital. Fresh on the heels of the blockbuster summer movie Spy Kids 3D, you can now make stereo photographs using the digital camera you already own. I've been a fan of 3D since the premiere of the...

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