#676. Monday Post (11 Dec 2017) – De Laude iPhone

#676. Monday Post (11 Dec 2017) – De Laude iPhone

In 1492, German Renaissance abbot Johannes Trithemius took a break from his numerous fields of research to write his “De Laure Scriptorum” (in praise of scribes) letter, to defend the (then) dying breed of scribes, whose expertise (knowing how to read and write) had been battered into redundancy for decades

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#672. The Sony A9. Will it fly as a wildlife camera?

#672. The Sony A9. Will it fly as a wildlife camera?

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. Well, here’s an 8 000 word review that involves little reading! Took a wee trip into the hills of the Southern Highlands on Tuesday to a location where I was pretty certain, from previous experience, I’d get some shots of Red

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#669. London in colour

#669. London in colour

You’d expect someone who’s visited London over 50 times and regularly rants about unimaginative tourist shots to serve up something better than the Eye playing darts in the sunset, right? But no, that’s exactly what you’re getting with this post. That, and more of the same …     Have

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#668. Machu Picchu Postcards

#668. Machu Picchu Postcards

  Machu Picchu is a place that I’ve seen on countless documentaries and thought I’d never get the chance to actually see first hand. Well, I did and, wow, did it exceed all expectations!     The Andes are a magnificent mountain range, they tower over you as you bump

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#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

  Last week was the Paris Salon de la Photo, the largest photo gear expo in the year. I went there with a shopping list that was longer than my hobby-spending bank balance. Fortunately, there was no way I could buy the whole list, as some items were incompatible with

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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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#657. Monday Post (16 Oct 2017) – The Powa of Pola plus Ottering in Oslo (it’s wet enough)

#657. Monday Post (16 Oct 2017) – The Powa of Pola plus Ottering in Oslo (it’s wet enough)

If you’re in London towards the end of the month, I vividly recommend visiting Wim Wender’s Polaroid exhibition at The Photographer’s gallery. You can read much more about them in The Guardian’s recent article. Why mention them in a Monday Post ? Simply because they illustrate a lot of the

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#656. Photographing the autumn colours of Provence

#656. Photographing the autumn colours of Provence

Provence is best known for its cities, its traditions, its lavender fields, the beautiful coastline. Not really as a competitor for Algonquin Park, then. And it’s true that you’ll struggle to find sweeping landscapes coloured in bright orange. The closest we have to Pando are chestnut trees groves and they

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#653. Photographing someone else’s art. Is it stealing ?

#653. Photographing someone else’s art. Is it stealing ?

Do you ever feel bad about photographing someone else’s art ? This has troubled me in the past, particularly with graffiti and street art. Is there any worth to it? Is it merely an act of relaying the creation of others to your tribe, in which case there is zero

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#652. So, what is photographic composition, after all ?

#652. So, what is photographic composition, after all ?

“The art of placing the various points of interest of a photograph in a way that is conducive to storytelling”. That’s my definition. I promised something more useful than ranting, a few days ago, this is my attempt.     You’ll find plenty of others in other articles, and whole

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