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Joe Farace  |  May 01, 2006  |  6 comments

Photographing a cake can be art.
--Irving Penn

Although I am probably better known for eating cakes than photographing them, my late brother Michael Farace not only photographed cakes that were delicious examples of edible art, he baked them as well. You can see some of these delightful examples of sugar art in his book Cakes by Design, co-authored with...

Joe Farace  |  Apr 01, 2006  |  0 comments

"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf."
--Will Rogers

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki) is a popular, online, free encyclopedia whose authors are anonymous. John Seigenthaler Sr. was Robert Kennedy's administrative assistant during the early 1960s.

Joe Farace  |  Apr 01, 2006  |  0 comments

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
--Douglas Adams

Like a lot of photographers, I take some things for granted. When inserting a CompactFlash card into a camera and capturing lots of images, I assume that I'll be able to transfer...

Joe Farace  |  Mar 01, 2006  |  0 comments

"You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda." --1962 TV commercial

By December, 1962, American Honda was selling more than 40,000 motorcycles a year and its number of dealers exceeded that of any competitor. When a US advertising agency proposed a campaign slogan called, "You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda," it became a sensation and people...

Joe Farace  |  Mar 01, 2006  |  0 comments

"There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept." --Ansel Adams

It could be that the sainted Adams meant a fuzzy image of a brilliant concept, but we'll never know. This month's column looks at using imaging software to blur an image and was inspired by a letter from reader Carol Baker. As a movie buff you gotta know...

Joe Farace  |  Mar 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Wireless transfer of photographic image files is nothing new--at least not in Internet years. Canon and Nikon have their own versions of such devices and while they are not inexpensive (about $1000) they are not that expensive if you really need to transfer image files wirelessly. The downside to Canon's WFT-E1A and Nikon's WT-2 is that both are designed to work...

Joe Farace  |  Feb 01, 2006  |  0 comments

At PMA 2004 I handled a prototype of Leica's DIGITAL-MODUL-R and was immediately impressed by the concept of being able to convert a film camera into digital by merely switching backs. At PhotoPlus Expo later that year I had the chance to see a preproduction model and hoped that someday this wonderful product would see the light of day. Recently, I've been shooting...

Joe Farace  |  Feb 01, 2006  |  0 comments

"The mystery isn't in the technique, it's in each of us."
--Harry Callahan

How much does color add to--or take away from--a photograph? Rarely do you get a chance to see a body of work that's identical in color and monochrome but Jorge Tutor (www.jorgetutor.com)...

Joe Farace  |  Feb 01, 2006  |  0 comments

"Crankshaft: I want to buy a camera. Photo clerk: Digital? Crankshaft: No I plan to operate it with my toes."
--"Crankshaft" comic strip

Steve Kennedy is a photographer, automobile expert, and author of Jaguar: The Classic Marque (

Joe Farace  |  Jan 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Konica Minolta's DiMAGE X1 is an 8-megapixel point-and-shoot digicam that's almost as tiny as their other X-series cameras. It's also sleek, stylish, and comes with a cradle for transferring images and recharging. All that's good stuff but the really big news is that the camera includes Konica Minolta's Anti-Shake technology for taking sharp photos in...

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