#647. Sony GM 24-70 : Extreme aspheric bokeh master?

#647. Sony GM 24-70 : Extreme aspheric bokeh master?

Around a year ago, Philippe wrote this review of the then new Sony “G Master” (GM) 24-70mm f2.8 zoom for their full frame E mount cameras. In his review he talked about the excellence of the lens, it’s resolution, it’s sharpness, it’s contrast, but also it’s lack of “magic”. His conclusion was

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  • #643. Making the switch
  • #643. Making the switch
  • #643. Making the switch
  • #643. Making the switch

#643. Making the switch

Bob Hamilton is a regular contributor to DearSusan. He makes some interesting points here which might interest us all in this lengthy article.  ****************************************************************************  I’m getting on in years and have this increasing urge to push my personal envelope and, at the same time, do something which has a bit

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#640. On (un-destination) location: Sydney

#640. On (un-destination) location: Sydney

Following in the footsteps of previous un-destination articles, it occurred to me, I often plan and sometimes travel hours or days to visit and shoot far away places, so why not stay put and showcase my own city “A Place I’ve called home” for many years; Sydney.     For

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#638. The Greyton weekend

#638. The Greyton weekend

    I told Paul that I don’t do hills.   It’s not that I can’t, but ageing knees, a paucity of breath and ten or fifteen kilos of photo kit just don’t do it for me any more.   That seemed eminently sensible until Sunday morning, when Paul (Bruins)

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#633. Orkney (snork nie*)

#633. Orkney (snork nie*)

A post of two halves: my take, followed by DS-regular, Steve Mallett. Photographs as captioned.   ****************************************************************************   It was a shock at first, this hotel on the quayside at St Margaret’s Hope. Our townie attitudes immediately marking it down as old fashioned and no doubt, a mistake. We were

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#607. WIP: Order in chaos

#607. WIP: Order in chaos

What is WIP Work In Progress (WIP) is a new series I just came up with. The goal is to share ongoing long-term concepts and photo series. We at DS talked a lot about personal development as a photographer, and, in my opinion, there’s little more pro than thinking in

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#605. The powers of darkness

#605. The powers of darkness

This is a new very interesting guest post by our now regular contributor Adrian. I think you’ll find the very personal perspective and strong images as profoundly compelling as I do. Thanks for sharing this, Adrian.   Until April 2017 I had not picked up a camera since June 2016,

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#604. Photography as a chain of events and decisions

#604. Photography as a chain of events and decisions

This could have been an “every story tells a picture” post describing the photograph below : it would have explained how, during a week-end with the family, I stumbled upon these huge agave lying uprooted on the ground, still too large and heavy to be wheelbarrowed away, still very much

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#601. Once upon a post processor

#601. Once upon a post processor

    If you were half as angry with Apple abandoning Aperture as I was, then any kind of rant about the subject is likely to still be quite acceptable. So, there we all were, Aperture users as one, looking for an alternative. Something friendly, useful, predictable, understandable and most

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#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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