#670. Monday Post (20 Nov 2017) –  What’s the Sony A7r3 really like ?

#670. Monday Post (20 Nov 2017) – What’s the Sony A7r3 really like ?

As the first Sony A7r3 bodies are being delivered to their lucky owners, dpreview published this studio scene comparison that shows how effective the new pixel-shift feature really is. The superb Nikon D850’s performance is also noteworthy : regularly a notch above the exceptional Sony A7r2 and sometimes even the

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#669. London in colour

#669. London in colour

You’d expect someone who’s visited London over 50 times and regularly rants about unimaginative tourist shots to serve up something better than the Eye playing darts in the sunset, right? But no, that’s exactly what you’re getting with this post. That, and more of the same …     Have

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#666. Let there be Light, to begin beastly projects.

#666. Let there be Light, to begin beastly projects.

Our last triple digit post (#555. A Force for positive change) was a success. In it, we argued that a community was stronger than the sum of its parts and that most of you reading DS were better at something photographic than most other people. We asked you to recognize

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  • #661. Sony A7r3, diminishing returns & Maslow hierarchy of needs
  • #661. Sony A7r3, diminishing returns & Maslow hierarchy of needs
  • #661. Sony A7r3, diminishing returns & Maslow hierarchy of needs

#661. Sony A7r3, diminishing returns & Maslow hierarchy of needs

So Sony announced the new iteration of their A7r range. And its promises are numerous and mouth-watering. Better AF, better sensor circuitry, a better battery, a better shutter mechanism, a better EVF, a better IBIS and the star of the show : pixel-shift. All at an unchanged price point. Sweet!

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#658. Carpe photo … or regret it !

#658. Carpe photo … or regret it !

I blame Netflix. My attention was so focused on the latest developments of one of my favourite character’s life that it was only at the end of the episode that the red blaze of bright ruby sun rays lighting up the hills and cloud underbellies just outside my window became

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#657. Monday Post (16 Oct 2017) – The Powa of Pola plus Ottering in Oslo (it’s wet enough)

#657. Monday Post (16 Oct 2017) – The Powa of Pola plus Ottering in Oslo (it’s wet enough)

If you’re in London towards the end of the month, I vividly recommend visiting Wim Wender’s Polaroid exhibition at The Photographer’s gallery. You can read much more about them in The Guardian’s recent article. Why mention them in a Monday Post ? Simply because they illustrate a lot of the

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#656. Photographing the autumn colours of Provence

#656. Photographing the autumn colours of Provence

Provence is best known for its cities, its traditions, its lavender fields, the beautiful coastline. Not really as a competitor for Algonquin Park, then. And it’s true that you’ll struggle to find sweeping landscapes coloured in bright orange. The closest we have to Pando are chestnut trees groves and they

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#653. Photographing someone else’s art. Is it stealing ?

#653. Photographing someone else’s art. Is it stealing ?

Do you ever feel bad about photographing someone else’s art ? This has troubled me in the past, particularly with graffiti and street art. Is there any worth to it? Is it merely an act of relaying the creation of others to your tribe, in which case there is zero

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#652. So, what is photographic composition, after all ?

#652. So, what is photographic composition, after all ?

“The art of placing the various points of interest of a photograph in a way that is conducive to storytelling”. That’s my definition. I promised something more useful than ranting, a few days ago, this is my attempt.     You’ll find plenty of others in other articles, and whole

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#650. Are the rule of thirds and golden hour ruining your photography ?

#650. Are the rule of thirds and golden hour ruining your photography ?

TLDR. Yes. If you let them overrule your conscious thinking. === First, a distinction : A rule is meant to be obeyed. A recipe is a set of steps to be followed to obtain a result that falls within acceptable distance of ideal. Armies follow rules. Chefs adapt recipes. It’s

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