#582. Un-destination photography in Aigues-Mortes, France

#582. Un-destination photography in Aigues-Mortes, France

We recently argued that lesser-known locations provide as much, if not more, opportunity for great photography than the iconic places of beauty many photographers rush to in the hope of creating masterpieces. This is our first attempts at proving out point. Philippe and I recently joined up for a 2

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#489. The OTUS (28) and the Architect (in Aix en Provence)

#489. The OTUS (28) and the Architect (in Aix en Provence)

You mention Aix-en-Provence, you mentally see this. Or this Or this And that’s what most of the old town is like. But modern architecture has recently invited itself into the heart of this Roman city turned student paradise. So, this is one of those posts where I serve you the

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#487. A walk in the Provence vines with a big 28

#487. A walk in the Provence vines with a big 28

So here’s a post almighty Google ain’t gonna like much. Not enough words, not enough keywords. No link strategy. No nothin’ SEO. Just plane-Jane photographs straight off the press after a quick walk (drive, actually) in the nearby country side. The truth is: writing a good review for a lens

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  • #485. A few cheeky yellows*
  • #485. A few cheeky yellows*

#485. A few cheeky yellows*

I guess we’ve all got a pet project, something we never work especially hard at, just collect images in the hope that one day, we’ll have enough for a Web gallery, or maybe even a gallery show.   I’ve had two such projects going for a while now. The first

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#483. Skulls and bones (Paris Catacombs)

#483. Skulls and bones (Paris Catacombs)

Sometimes photographers get lucky with the weather, and sometimes they don’t. For the first round of Ze Workshop, weather was really outstanding. But that doesn’t mean that Pascal and I didn’t have any plans in case that wasn’t so. And preparing for Ze Workshop – le Retour (Ze Workshop is

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#473. ZeFinalDay. Montmartre, Marais & Munching (again)

#473. ZeFinalDay. Montmartre, Marais & Munching (again)

C’est beau, une ville la nuit. The title of that 1989 Richard Bohringer book fits our experience of early morning Montmartre just as well as it’s self-inflicted description: “A ride, eye and the mind wide open to the spirit of the city and the right to life, a road of

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#459. DS HotSpot: The Hills of Tain l’Hermitage (Rhone Valley)

#459. DS HotSpot: The Hills of Tain l’Hermitage (Rhone Valley)

Welcome to The Shire. Or, at least, the French version of The Shire. No Proudfoots, Bagginses or Tooks to be found. Around here, the local family names are the likes of Chapoutier, Courbis and Jaboulet which many of you may have seen written at the bottom of a wine label

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#449. Giants of steel and glass. But it depends how you shoot them! (3)

#449. Giants of steel and glass. But it depends how you shoot them! (3)

In the first 2 instalments of my exploration of the business center called La Défense (abstract buildings & abstract artworks), I prioritized a 135mm lens, simply because I just had it, simply because I could, and conventional logic be damned. It is not because you are shooting a vast place

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#444. Ze “Paris in Spring” Workshop. Will you join us for 2 days or 4?

#444. Ze “Paris in Spring” Workshop. Will you join us for 2 days or 4?

Do you want to walk through one of the world’s most beautiful cities for 4 days with other photography-lovers and no outside interruptions? Do you want to visit the most interesting locations in that city and the lesser known gems in between? Do you want two consulting experts slash experienced

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#442. A New Year’s Ridge Walk

#442. A New Year’s Ridge Walk

  Every year for as long as I remember, the morning of January 1st has been hike time. It’s become a ritual and I can’t think of a better way to kick a new year off. Obviously, in the past few years, this has also become an opportunity for photography

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