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#741. Monday Post (25 June 2018) – Tales from the Pequod… process Vs. results

#741. Monday Post (25 June 2018) – Tales from the Pequod… process Vs. results

Why the Pequod? Have I traded a leg for a peg? Not yet. But I thought it would be the best vehicle for my quest, that of the Great White Wilson. Since my last post Presets vs Resets, Wilson vs Otus, I have shot sets, resets, and presets. And some

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#740. Photography’s week links (23 June 2018) – Mayonnaise

#740. Photography’s week links (23 June 2018) – Mayonnaise

There’s really only one link that matters this week and Paul spotted it for us : Top 100 Travel Photography Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2018. This places DearSusan at number 9, ahead of Reddit and Trey. And why does it matter? After all, I’m the one ranting against

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#738. Monday Post (18 June 2018) – More on digital manipulation, Bruckner and Bitcoin !

#738. Monday Post (18 June 2018) – More on digital manipulation, Bruckner and Bitcoin !

In the absence of comment-worthy photographic news, this Monday Post turns into yet another exposition of my favourite photographic biases: all photographs are lies, photography is utterly subjective, just let’s allow digital manipulation in the photo world. In exposing this to the world, I feel a little like the little

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#737. Photography’s week links (16 June 2018) – The local guy always wins.

#737. Photography’s week links (16 June 2018) – The local guy always wins.

The spectrum of mindsets and personal goals in photography is as wide as in any other hobby. Perhaps wider, since personal image can be involved. In a very real sense, that is, because selfies tend to dominate the organised electron matrices we (as a species) like to collect during travels.

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#735. Monday Post (11 June 2018) – Presets Vs. Resets and Wilson Vs. Otus

#735. Monday Post (11 June 2018) – Presets Vs. Resets and Wilson Vs. Otus

In my previous post, “confessions of a repentant slut”, I write that, if I have already done a certain subject a certain way, I now have little interest if any in being stuck repeating that same picture/shoot over and over again. And having to deal with “lesser gear”, and no

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#734. Photography’s week links (9 June 2018) – Fringe benefits.

#734. Photography’s week links (9 June 2018) – Fringe benefits.

“On vit une époque formidable”. French for “what a great time to be alive”. Often said in an ironic or cynical way. But I mean it. Really. Think of it this way. When I was a kid, someone my (current) age was an old man, there were only two TV

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#732. Monday Post (4 June 2018) – Confessions of a repentent slut

#732. Monday Post (4 June 2018) – Confessions of a repentent slut

  First of all I have to confess, I was a slut. A bokeh slut. See post https://www.dearsusan.net/2017/05/20/596-bokeh-slut/ To the question: but why? my first 2 answers were: “because my mum taught me not to use the word w***e”, and “because I can”. A self-professed, unapologetic slut.     How

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#731. Photography’s week links (2 June 2018) – And kind of a Monday Post  too !

#731. Photography’s week links (2 June 2018) – And kind of a Monday Post too !

Well, GDPR is going predictably wrong. I’m all for protecting the individual against the evil giants but laws that no one understands or relates to probably aren’t the best way to go about it. First of all, the evil giants don’t give a damn about the law. After Yucky Zucky

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#727. Photography’s Week Links (May 19 2018) – GDPR and also photography stuff

#727. Photography’s Week Links (May 19 2018) – GDPR and also photography stuff

Well, another week ends. A point on the equator has travelled 280532 km (174 352 miles) since our last week link round-up and I’m officially calling it a series now that N°3 is here. In this post, we cover legal stuff for our European readers and some photographic stuff for

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#725. Monday Post (21 May 2018) – Lao…who? The sorry tale of a conspiracy

#725. Monday Post (21 May 2018) – Lao…who? The sorry tale of a conspiracy

Not many victims of conspiracies live to tell their stories, but I do. Ever since I announced that I was retiring from my photo hobby, I have been subjected to a combination of attacks and manipulation. In command of this are the 2 Pascals. The one that you know, and

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