Joe’s Notes

These are articles about my adventures as a photographer and photo educator.  I will take you behind the scenes of my presentations and adventures as part of my efforts to help photographers develop a better understanding of the HOWS and WHYS behind making consistently great photographs.

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    Bold and Beautiful Fashion Portraits at WPPI

    The Wedding and Portrait Professionals International (WPPI) show was held in late February again this year at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Once again, I had the honor of presenting on the Olympus stage using the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Olympus was kind enough to allow…

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    How My Photo Became a 48’ Wide Billboard

    I would like to take you behind the scenes of this bold blue beauty shot and show you how it wound up on a 48-foot wide by 14 foot tall ArtPop Street Gallery billboard. This photo resided on a billboard that is just off Rt. 309 in Allentown, Pennsylvania for…

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    My Interview With Good Light Magazine

    Here are the screen captures from my recent 18 page spread in the British Good Light Magazine. This article by the magazines editor Bienna Ursula features images that I have shot in the studio, on location and on stage for Olympus. It includes gear lists as well as lighting diagrams…

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    Fashion Portraiture with Simple Lighting Presented at WPPI

    Since switching to Olympus cameras, I really have been having a ton of fun shooting without sacrificing features or image quality. The Olympus gear has met and exceeded every one of my expectations and even saved me time in post production. I have also been very fortunate – Olympus has…

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