#741. Monday Post (25 June 2018) – Tales from the Pequod… process Vs. results

#741. Monday Post (25 June 2018) – Tales from the Pequod… process Vs. results

Why the Pequod? Have I traded a leg for a peg? Not yet. But I thought it would be the best vehicle for my quest, that of the Great White Wilson. Since my last post Presets vs Resets, Wilson vs Otus, I have shot sets, resets, and presets. And some

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#740. Photography’s week links (23 June 2018) – Mayonnaise

#740. Photography’s week links (23 June 2018) – Mayonnaise

There’s really only one link that matters this week and Paul spotted it for us : Top 100 Travel Photography Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2018. This places DearSusan at number 9, ahead of Reddit and Trey. And why does it matter? After all, I’m the one ranting against

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#739. An Acute Attack of GAS – Sony A7R111/Nikon D850

#739. An Acute Attack of GAS – Sony A7R111/Nikon D850

  GAS we’ve all had it, in mid May, it struck with a vengeance. The thought process was; maybe, I should change systems and ditch the heavy Nikon D810 and go for a more compact body, like the relatively new highly acclaimed Sony A7R 111, surely any bugs of the

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#738. Monday Post (18 June 2018) – More on digital manipulation, Bruckner and Bitcoin !

#738. Monday Post (18 June 2018) – More on digital manipulation, Bruckner and Bitcoin !

In the absence of comment-worthy photographic news, this Monday Post turns into yet another exposition of my favourite photographic biases: all photographs are lies, photography is utterly subjective, just let’s allow digital manipulation in the photo world. In exposing this to the world, I feel a little like the little

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#737. Photography’s week links (16 June 2018) – The local guy always wins.

#737. Photography’s week links (16 June 2018) – The local guy always wins.

The spectrum of mindsets and personal goals in photography is as wide as in any other hobby. Perhaps wider, since personal image can be involved. In a very real sense, that is, because selfies tend to dominate the organised electron matrices we (as a species) like to collect during travels.

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#736. Where is the Seiko of the photo world ?

#736. Where is the Seiko of the photo world ?

To me, Seiko might just be the best watch brand on the planet. But don’t leave just yet. Let me explain.     Here are a few criteria that make a watch desirable to enthusiasts : The movement. Either because of great precision or because of an innovative solution to

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#735. Monday Post (11 June 2018) – Presets Vs. Resets and Wilson Vs. Otus

#735. Monday Post (11 June 2018) – Presets Vs. Resets and Wilson Vs. Otus

In my previous post, “confessions of a repentant slut”, I write that, if I have already done a certain subject a certain way, I now have little interest if any in being stuck repeating that same picture/shoot over and over again. And having to deal with “lesser gear”, and no

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#734. Photography’s week links (9 June 2018) – Fringe benefits.

#734. Photography’s week links (9 June 2018) – Fringe benefits.

“On vit une époque formidable”. French for “what a great time to be alive”. Often said in an ironic or cynical way. But I mean it. Really. Think of it this way. When I was a kid, someone my (current) age was an old man, there were only two TV

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#733. Monitor calibration for the truly un-gifted

#733. Monitor calibration for the truly un-gifted

This is a guest post by Chris Stump about a topic we too often brush under the carpet. The author is a former colorlab owner living in mid-coast Maine with his wife and young son. He attempts to navigate the post-film world on a fickle DSL connection, and posts photo related observations on chrisstump.com. Thanks

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#732. Monday Post (4 June 2018) – Confessions of a repentent slut

#732. Monday Post (4 June 2018) – Confessions of a repentent slut

  First of all I have to confess, I was a slut. A bokeh slut. See post https://www.dearsusan.net/2017/05/20/596-bokeh-slut/ To the question: but why? my first 2 answers were: “because my mum taught me not to use the word w***e”, and “because I can”. A self-professed, unapologetic slut.     How

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