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Joe Farace  |  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"...

Joe Farace  |  Nov 01, 2004  |  0 comments

"When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?"--George Carlin

Enquiring minds want to know what it takes to have products featured in this column. I begin by asking myself if it's something I think Shutterbug readers can use and with only 10-11 columns a year, I hate to waste the space.
Before a product appears, it's...

Joe Farace  |  Oct 01, 2004  |  0 comments

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"You live and learn. At any rate, you live."--the late Douglas Adams

In last year's Shutterbug's Photography Buyer's Guide (do...

Joe Farace  |  Sep 01, 2004  |  0 comments

"I am a Shutterbug subscriber and recently received the June issue." So begins a recent e-mail. "On page 74, Mr. Joe Farace describes the xD card as being `mostly useless.' I recently purchased an...

Joe Farace  |  Aug 01, 2004  |  0 comments

"Vitaque mancipio nulli datur, omnibus usu."--Lucretius (96-55 B.C.)

I happen to think that the process of making photographs extends beyond snapping a shutter. Manipulating images has...

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...

Joe Farace  |  May 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Lucy Van Pelt: "If you have Aviophobia, you're afraid of flying." Charlie Brown: "That's it!"

The following is a true story. Some names have been changed to protect...

Joe Farace  |  Apr 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Robin: "I want a car; chicks dig the car." Batman: "This is why Superman works alone."--from the film Batman & Robin

Joe Farace  |  Mar 01, 2004  |  0 comments

"Is this the party to whom I am speaking?"--Lily Tomlin as Ernestine

There was some concern in various corners of our industry that not enough young people were becoming interested in...

Joe Farace  |  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...

Joe Farace  |  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...

Joe Farace  |  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...

Joe Farace  |  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...

Joe Farace  |  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...

Joe Farace  |  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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