• #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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#642. Monday Post (10 September 2017): Trying not to be a Luddite

#642. Monday Post (10 September 2017): Trying not to be a Luddite

  Ten thousand songs in my pocket? Why would I want that? It’s just something else to carry around.   Phone. Camera. Separate items please. Why the hell would I want a telephone that took pictures?   Two instances (of many) when new technology has left me scratching my head

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#641. Finding Solace.

#641. Finding Solace.

Adrian Turner: I recently wrote about my lack of inspiration following a particularly challenging period in my life, that left me feeling emotionally drained and creatively barren. My inspiration came from an hour of introspection whilst I photographed abstract architecture in Singapore, and led to a reassurance that all interest

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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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#622. Photographic composition in theory and practice : what’s your story?

#622. Photographic composition in theory and practice : what’s your story?

You know the saying : “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach !”     Being a former uni teacher, the son of two teachers, the nephew of a teacher and having built my marketing career on educational content strategies, I’d naturally have to disagree and strongly believe that

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#612. Interview Cathy Bell

#612. Interview Cathy Bell

Cathy is a photographer I met through the Facebook group Cape of Storms – essentially Cape Town-based amateur and pro photographers, mostly shooting urban and rural landscapes.   In the year or so that I have known her, her work has improved radically, signposted by her posts on Facebook, referencing

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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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#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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