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#721. Finding the week links in photography #1

#721. Finding the week links in photography #1

Welcome to the DS Curatorium. Enter at your own peril.     This experiment in content curation has multiple goals, and we would be grateful for any feedback about them. The idea is to provide a set of links to articles, videos or other forms of content we have found

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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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#678. Begining DearSusan’s first collaborative project : “Let there be Light”

#678. Begining DearSusan’s first collaborative project : “Let there be Light”

What’s the main difference between these 4 shots ?     Same scene, same period, same camera, same point of view, same lens, same tog. Only the light is different : top-ish & diffuse, from the right, from the left, dull. The effect on the golden trees and the hills

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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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#593. Future Photography Workshops / Photographic Experiences at DearSusan’s ?

#593. Future Photography Workshops / Photographic Experiences at DearSusan’s ?

So, we regularly get asked about our future workshops. What happened to Paris V2 ? What happened to Berlin ? Amsterdam, Marseilles, London, Singapore, Tokyo, Iceland …     I’ve been giving it a lot of thought, lately. The thing is … workshops are largely dead and largely boring. Yes,

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#577. Information design, psychology and becoming a great photographer

#577. Information design, psychology and becoming a great photographer

NOTE: This was published on April 1rst … Never underestimate the quiet introvert. One of them has just revolutionized how we should think about learning photography or, for that matter, any creative pursuit. Up to now, the age-old 10 000 hour bitch-rule instructed us to put in hard, endless hours

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#555. A Force for Positive Change

#555. A Force for Positive Change

This is one of those posts where we look back at what a long and crazy road it’s been since post #1 and pat ourselves on the back reliving memories of millions of views, distant trips, exotic reviews and great comments. Or is it ? #555. We tried to find

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#541. Merry Christmas to all

#541. Merry Christmas to all

Dear readers, just a quick message from me today to wish you all a very Happy Christmas. I hope Santa filled your stockings with your dream gear. Me? Let’s just say that PC vs Mac debate (for my new laptop) I mentioned recently has come to an end. I’ll soon

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#505. World Photography Day: Have You Uploaded Your Pic ? (& the week-end round-up)

#505. World Photography Day: Have You Uploaded Your Pic ? (& the week-end round-up)

Today is World Photography Day. According to , “The date celebrates August 19, 1839, when the French government bought the patent for the daguerreotype and released it free to the world” (fancy that, a generous government, who’d have thought). This article shares other interesting snippets. For instance, the term photo

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#492. SoFoBoMo

#492. SoFoBoMo

In 2009, a completely unexpected and very interesting photographic book competition was launched. SoFoBoMo (be warned – it’s a bitch to type) or Solo Photo Book Month, laid out a simple rule; take not less than 35 photographs in a four week period, lay the images out into book format,

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