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  • #611 The Monday Post (26 June, 2017) Where is our industry going?

#611 The Monday Post (26 June, 2017) Where is our industry going?

Where is our industry going? Sales have started falling off a cliff some years back, and give no signs of recovery. Indeed, smartphones are getting better with time, whereas mass-market compact cameras are not, so the trend is unlikely to reverse itself. What triggered my thinking is this post, from

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#608. The Monday Post (19 June 2017) – What of the Sony A7rIII ?

#608. The Monday Post (19 June 2017) – What of the Sony A7rIII ?

By modern standards, my Sony A7r2 is getting long in the tooth. It used to be that we bought cameras and kept them for decades. Not anymore, as sensor technology has been making great strides in the past few years and cameras in our price bracket come with the sensor

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#606. The Monday Post (12 June 2017) – Self imposed poverty and still no end to the post processing quest

#606. The Monday Post (12 June 2017) – Self imposed poverty and still no end to the post processing quest

At the risk of sounding like a pervert, I’ve got three Macintoshes.       You’ll note the capitalised “M” that ought to put me in the clear, however.   One is a MacMini which I inherited almost new from my father. It operates 24/7 as a server to our

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#603. The Monday Post (05 June 2017) – Fast-photo

#603. The Monday Post (05 June 2017) – Fast-photo

[Pascal notes] It happens to the best and, apparently, it happens to us as well. Missing a date, that is. Or maybe that was intentional, in a post dedicated to going slow. Who knows … [/Pascal notes]     In the times of film photography, everything took time. From shooting,

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#600. The Monday Post (29 May 2017) – “You’re hurting me, Dave”

#600. The Monday Post (29 May 2017) – “You’re hurting me, Dave”

Pascal commits …   After 600 episodes, you may wonder what keeps us going. And you may have that overwhelming feeling that our photography is so vastly superior to the rest of the world’s that it’s almost painful to step out of DS and into … well, anywhere else, really!

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#597. Monday post, 22 May 2017 – Are we totally lost?

#597. Monday post, 22 May 2017 – Are we totally lost?

Around DearSusan (DS)’s founder, let’s call him Mr PJ (no, no connection to sleepwear), photographers have congregated from around the world. Mr PP (no, not post-processing), Mr BH (no, not Mr B&H, don’t I wish..), Mr SM (no, not S&M..), Mr AB (no, not testing), and yours truly, let’s call

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#594. The Monday Post (15 May 2017) – Photography and Social Media

#594. The Monday Post (15 May 2017) – Photography and Social Media

Jonathan Crossfield recently published an interesting article titled Is it time to abolish social media ? In it, he makes the point that using the term social media to name what is really a huge variety of interactive venues (online media / blogs and comments, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and

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#591. The Monday Post – Blogging DearSusan style (8 May 2017)

#591. The Monday Post – Blogging DearSusan style (8 May 2017)

  Over the years, I’ve collected several hundred URLs as bookmarks, each pointing to a photoblogger of one stripe or another. Lots of them have provided unwitting assistance, much of which has guided me well, others just offered direction, a daily image or some sage words.   Bored and between

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#589. The Un-labor Monday post (1 May 2017) – The Terminator and Maslow duke it out

#589. The Un-labor Monday post (1 May 2017) – The Terminator and Maslow duke it out

Futurists have long foretold the rise of the machine. Novelists put it into words. Film makers added apocalyptic video to the narrative.  Robots crushing humans, AI taking over decision centers, you know the drill. So much so that it’s become a future we simultaneously accept (it will come) and reject

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#586. The Monday Post – a news round-up (24 April 2017)

#586. The Monday Post – a news round-up (24 April 2017)

  The photographic media everywhere has been awash this past week with news of Sony’s A9 camera. Here at DS, we’ve exchanged a lot of e-mails about this new and possibly groundbreaking (if it delivers Sony’s hype) camera. Some of them might even be suitable for publication.   In short,

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