Joe Farace

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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: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Photographers, as a group, are far from united in their view of the role Adobe Systems' Photoshop plays in the imaging process. Some believe that many of Photoshop's creative tools are designed for "photographers who don't know how to take pictures correctly" or...

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

"Computers = Ticket To Hell."--the back of an Alien Skin Software T-shirt

Recently I received a press release from a high-tech company hyping "an event announcing a...

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Almost Heaven
Bruce K. Haley is a West Virginia photographer whose elegantly understated website (www.bkhaley.com) forms a perfect vehicle for his work. The galleries section (note the lower-case...

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

"History repeats itself; that's one of the things wrong with history."--Clarence Darrow

In February 1990, I wrote a story for the now-defunct Photomethods magazine...

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

Travel Photography With A Big Difference
Glen Allison (www.glenallison.com) is a LA-based travel photographer whose imagery captures the...

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

The Bowens 9Lite is designed specifically for digital photography and gets its name from the nine fluorescent pigtail tubes that screw into its main housing. Like Bowens Tri-Lite (see sidebar "Photographing Small Products") these are cold hot lights and each lamp head contains nine...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

"It takes a licking and keeps on ticking."--John Cameron Swayze on Timex

A story oft told in photofinishing circles and one that is, perhaps, apocryphal goes like this: A customer...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

Scavenging For Images
Ya gotta love a site named Image Scavenger (www.imagescavenger.com). Behind its whimsical homepage, photographer Merrill C. Anderson has collected images that...

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Digital Innovations

"Everything looks worse in black and white..."--Paul Simon's Kodachrome

I think Paul Simon is wrong, but...

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