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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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#488. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (of the photo gear world)

#488. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (of the photo gear world)

It took film director Sergio Leone 3 people (played by actors Clint Eastwood, Lee van Cleef and Eli Wallach) to give life to the title. But, in the 80s, hallowed car magazine Car, led by the indomitable LJK Setright, picked this title for one of its fixtures. A brief summary

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#473. ZeFinalDay. Montmartre, Marais & Munching (again)

#473. ZeFinalDay. Montmartre, Marais & Munching (again)

C’est beau, une ville la nuit. The title of that 1989 Richard Bohringer book fits our experience of early morning Montmartre just as well as it’s self-inflicted description: “A ride, eye and the mind wide open to the spirit of the city and the right to life, a road of

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#472. Ze Workshop day 3. Let biogons be biogons (plus Sony G-Master 85/1.4 preview)

#472. Ze Workshop day 3. Let biogons be biogons (plus Sony G-Master 85/1.4 preview)

Day 3, already. And what a day. As I write these few words, disorienting amounts of Gamay-tasting Shiraz molecules are disrupting my nervous system, making each keyboard stroke as easy as juggling in space. We have just left legendary restaurant Bouillon Chartier to conclude a very unusual day of photography

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#471. Paris Workshop Day 2. La Défense, posh pooches and le tragique camera accident!

#471. Paris Workshop Day 2. La Défense, posh pooches and le tragique camera accident!

On ne change pas une équipe qui gagne. That’s French for “don’t mess with something that ain’t broke”. So, since yesterday was such a hoot and the weather promised to hold, we followed the same plan of an early start … … coffee at our local joint … … metro

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#470. ZeWorkshop Day 1. Kinda semi-live coverage from Paris.

#470. ZeWorkshop Day 1. Kinda semi-live coverage from Paris.

Recipe for fun is simple. Take a bunch of guys (where are the gals in photography, I ask ???) who spend an indecent amount of time talking about photography. Take a rather nice-looking city in unusually kind weather, wake up early, walk all day, feed at regular intervals. Paris is

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