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#628. Organised photographers, get lost !

#628. Organised photographers, get lost !

Back in 2009, Apple trademarked the sentence & concept There’s An App for That and the phrase was soon turned into a counter-culture joke. Fast forward to today, and in photography, as in almost any arena I can think of, the joke’s on the counter-culture. Because there really is an

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#627. Things we shoot lots of

#627. Things we shoot lots of

Just a short piece from me. I gravitate to and shoot the same type of objects/subjects when I’m out wandering around. Do you do this too? Street Lights         Doors         Clocks           Is this my style? If so what

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#625 Monday Post (31 July 2017) It’s the process, stupid!

#625 Monday Post (31 July 2017) It’s the process, stupid!

  Don’t call me stupid! shouts Otto/Kevin Kline in  “A fish called Wanda”. Well, more and more, it seems, cameras are designed for stupid people. More and more “intelligence” in the camera itself and/or the PP software aims at giving all of us – no, make that all of you

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#620. Can fishermen have GAS too?

#620. Can fishermen have GAS too?

Surrounded by friends of many decades and places past, a week of salmon fishing on the Spey has become a part of our annual calendar. Filled with food, laughter, a more than adequate supply of booze and an occasional fishy catch, there are also quiet times in most days which

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#614. I used an Otus but purchased a Milvus

#614. I used an Otus but purchased a Milvus

<Pascal> Please welcome new contributor Dallas Thomas. Dallas has the good fortune of living in Australia and has faced the hardship of being introduced to DearSusan through the hands of co-author Philippe (PB, in the text below). In spite of this, Dallas decided to contribute to the blog and –

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#610. Is a wall-hanger the best I can do?

#610. Is a wall-hanger the best I can do?

The “wall” theme is currently in the news. To build or not to build the wall, that is the question. Well, my version of it is slightly different: to hang or not to hang on the wall, that is the question. It all started innocently enough during a free-rein discussion

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#607. WIP: Order in chaos

#607. WIP: Order in chaos

What is WIP Work In Progress (WIP) is a new series I just came up with. The goal is to share ongoing long-term concepts and photo series. We at DS talked a lot about personal development as a photographer, and, in my opinion, there’s little more pro than thinking in

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#605. The powers of darkness

#605. The powers of darkness

This is a new very interesting guest post by our now regular contributor Adrian. I think you’ll find the very personal perspective and strong images as profoundly compelling as I do. Thanks for sharing this, Adrian.   Until April 2017 I had not picked up a camera since June 2016,

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#601. Once upon a post processor

#601. Once upon a post processor

    If you were half as angry with Apple abandoning Aperture as I was, then any kind of rant about the subject is likely to still be quite acceptable. So, there we all were, Aperture users as one, looking for an alternative. Something friendly, useful, predictable, understandable and most

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#599. When what you get is more than what you see …

#599. When what you get is more than what you see …

When I shoot a subject, it is obviously because, with my eyes open, “I see something in it”. Then I look at the subject again through either the viewfinder or the LCD. And there a first culling happens, when this second look is disppointing, and a dead end. Then, if

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