Joe Farace

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2005 0 comments

"The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."
--Robert Heinlein

After 100 years, Eastman Kodak has stopped making black and white photographic paper that the Associated Press called "a niche product for fine art photographers and hobbyists..." I don't think there is any such thing as "fine...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are."--Ernst Haas

Whenever I rant about how it's the photographer's vision not the hardware that's important for creating memorable images, I'm reminded of when I was younger and shooting pictures with a well-used...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

My favorite scene in the film Lawrence of Arabia is when Peter O'Toole, as Lawrence, looks out onto the desert landscape and watches a rider riding slowly toward him. It turns out to be Omar Sharif but the encounter is made more dramatic by the widescreen format.

There are a lot of ways to make panoramic images, including cropping standard...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

"Get up, stand up Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up Never give up the fight."--Bob Marley

Recently Mary and I were strolling around a local outdoor mall and I was making some pictures of the landscaping with my recently infrared-converted Canon EOS 20D (www.irdigital.net). Within...

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
--Douglas Adams

I n the May issue, I introduced you to a low or no cost way to build a photography website using Exhibit Engine (http://photography-on-the.net/ee/)...

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Joe Farace Posted: 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...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

If there is in any theme to Web Profiles during 2005 it's that there are lots of ways to create an Internet homepage. Unlike other technologies used in web design, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) wasn't adapted from the print world and was developed specifically to enhance the HTML (HyperText Markup Language) code that's the basic building block off the World Wide...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

"Nothing travels faster than the speed of light except bad news, which obeys its own special laws."--Douglas Adams

A digicam's infrared capability is a feature that's sometimes overlooked when cameras are reviewed in Shutterbug and other publications. Lest you think digital IR capture is an esoteric pursuit, a Google search turned up...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 01, 2005 0 comments

"When sorrows come they come not single spies, but in battalions."--Shakespeare

Like many Microsoft Windows users, I spend far too much time keeping my computer healthy. In the April 2005 issue, I introduced you to browser options other than Internet Explorer and while those programs are less prone to security problems, spyware continues to plague...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 01, 2005 0 comments

What is the state of the art for imaging software? At PMA 2005 it seems concentrated at the low end (under $99) with just a few, OK maybe one product aimed at the high end. What's left is a Grand Canyon of opportunity in the middle that might just be filled with free open-source software such as The Gimp (www.gimp.org)...

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