#713. Does serious photography have to be obnoxious ?

#713. Does serious photography have to be obnoxious ?

So, dog years are nothing. It turns out 7 days in Scotland is worth 100 photographic years in most other places of the world. If you want to live long and prosper as a tog, may I suggest a trip up North for a bewildering variety of themes and locations

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#711. Monday Post (9 April 2018) – Covering all angles, blurring vision ?

#711. Monday Post (9 April 2018) – Covering all angles, blurring vision ?

Imagine starting over. Suddenly, you’ve got no gear but all the money in the world to buy anything you want. What do you get ?     The sad premise for this through process was co-author Philippe’s gear being stolen. Not that he can spare any amount to rebuild his

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#707. Rebooting DS

#707. Rebooting DS

A long time coming, night terrors, sweaty palms, constant fear. But it’s been worth it. I hope. Those of you who are faithful readers will know that DearSusan is a collaborative blog and that 10 of us take turns at writing fresh articles about topics that are dear to us

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#698. Monday Post (19 Feb 2018) – Come to the dark side, we have pixels.

#698. Monday Post (19 Feb 2018) – Come to the dark side, we have pixels.

Photo podcaster Matt Payne, recently published an interesting article on PDNPulse entitled : A Treatise on Landscape Photography’s Dark Side. It covers the digital-age old topic of digital photography editing and its impact on photography as art. Nothing new here but some compelling points are made.     My position

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#695. Promenade des Anglais, Nice, backstage.

#695. Promenade des Anglais, Nice, backstage.

  A quickie from Nice. France’s Miami. My wife is here for a 2-day conference so I decided to follow and work from the hotel. Fast WiFi and 5$ peanuts, what’s not to like ? 😉     Lunch time hunger. I leave the room in search of food with

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#694. Monday Post (5 Feb 2018) – Analog a prioris

#694. Monday Post (5 Feb 2018) – Analog a prioris

This AnOther article by Holly Black (Inside the Surreal World of Playboy’s Centrefolds) dissects the aesthetics and the surreal worlds suggested by the worlds inhabited by the sexy ladies on the centerfold. It’s an interesting read but it’s the frame around the images that gave me a sock (yeah, I’m

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#692. Maxwell’s equations of watching others watching art ?

#692. Maxwell’s equations of watching others watching art ?

If I asked you “what is art?” you’d be right to close this window immediately. The eternal question has elicited numerous replies from pundits, none of which can satisfy everyone. While auction houses and collectors seem to agree on what constitutes valuable art, I’ve come to the conclusion that a

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#691. In the style of (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery)

#691. In the style of (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery)

Welcome to another DS collective blog post. This time, we are each paying homage to a master of the craft we admire by sending in pictures in which we imitate that person’s style, in one way or another. Copying has long been a method of learning certain techniques and, while

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#690. Monday Post (22 Jan 2018) – Photographing Sète (and welcoming a new contributor)

#690. Monday Post (22 Jan 2018) – Photographing Sète (and welcoming a new contributor)

Our Monday Posts are dedicated to personal points of view and newsworthy facts. Today, we welcome a new contributor, Michel Pampaloni, who hails from France and photographs a lot during his professional travels. You can find Michel’s work on 500px and his first DS post below. It is all about

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#685. London or Sleepy Hollow?

#685. London or Sleepy Hollow?

Ever since we started collecting images and texts for the coming “Let There Be Light” project, the subject of light has started to grow more and more on me. In that spirit, here are a few images from a quick walk along the Thames in the area of Putney where

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