#598. To create you best photographs, you must exhaust your subject

#598. To create you best photographs, you must exhaust your subject

When you think it’s over, there’s usually a lot more to find.   The secret to great photographs is the same as the secret to any great achievement. In Albert Einstein’s words, 1% inspiration 99% perspiration.   The difference between the low impact snap and the striking gallery image is

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#564. Welcome to the beach

#564. Welcome to the beach

Is the beach a better opportunity for street photography than the street itself? Reader Steffen Kamprath provides a compelling answer, following our call to contributions : A Force for Positive Change. Beyond the great photographs, I love the arguments and references. Thanks Steffen.   Hello fellow photo enthusiast, my name

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#556. The Monday Post (6 Feb 2017) – Droning On Scales

#556. The Monday Post (6 Feb 2017) – Droning On Scales

Over the past few days, we’ve been experiencing weather that lesser men would call … entertaining.     Not me, though. Instead of fretting, I’ve been thinking. All that talk about the GFX, you know … It got me itching to spend all that money I don’t have. And then

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#545. The Rule of Thirds, Revisited

#545. The Rule of Thirds, Revisited

Composition makes 80% of a photograph, in my very biased book. So does lighting. Because the two are so intimately related, that only adds to 100%. Leaving very little room for gear and other useless stuff. So, here goes the usual argument promoting the Rule of Thirds to the masses:

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#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

  Pascal’s last Monday Post might have been an easy to skip piece for many of you. After all, the Interwebs delivers incredible stuff – right to your desktop.   Indeed it does. It also does some bad things, too.           Here’s one; it’s my story,

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#540. Your experience may vary

#540. Your experience may vary

  Much of DS’ content this past year has been gear-related; lens comparisons, Zeiss’ Otii, Sony cameras v everything else, different software comparisons and despite our best intentions and efforts, little of it really conclusive. Personal preference remains the real test.         Trawling my usual list of

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  • #539. The Monday Post (19 December 2016)

#539. The Monday Post (19 December 2016)

Not bad is it? The Monday Post (MP) that is.   Recent research has shown that most would-be bloggers give up at post no. 4. Admittedly, there are three of us here at DearSusan, but MP is already on post no. 4, so I’m signing-off on a round of pats-on-the

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#538. Berlin – On the Streets. Bilder ohne Worte.

#538. Berlin – On the Streets. Bilder ohne Worte.

As the title reads, here are just a bunch of photographs from Berlin, with little else in the way of discussion : My short week-end there saw a mixed bag of weather conditions that gave us all sorts of lighting conditions, which is great for photography. Mostly, though, is was

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#537. The Monday Post (12 December 2016)

#537. The Monday Post (12 December 2016)

Down here on the Southern Tip, Christmas and the country-wide holiday season edges closer, heralded by the opening of the crayfishing (rock lobster) season. The road outside the house is a parking lot this morning, as perhaps as many as 100 people arrive for their dip at harvesting freebies from

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#536. The Agonies of Indecision

#536. The Agonies of Indecision

Author Chris Gibbons is a journalist, radio and TV broadcaster and marketing/management consultant, living in Knysna in South Africa.   Morocco was imminent. I’d not been there before but Lonely Planet’s guide book laid out a tempting array of delights for the casual travelling photographer. Apparently I could take my

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