#574. Travel portraits in Asia

#574. Travel portraits in Asia

This new guest post is from frequent comment contributor Adrian who is sharing some interesting insights on how a vision evolves in time. The underlying topics of thinking about projects and specialisation are particularly noteworthy. Thanks Adrian. Quick bio below : I have been a keen amateur photographer for over

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#573. Of chess, judo and beginner’s luck in Provence…

#573. Of chess, judo and beginner’s luck in Provence…

After having poked fun at Pascal in my Monday Un-post, it was my turn to be on the receiving end. I went down to Provence for a couple of days with the man I’d so copiously derided. We worked, but we still managed to fit a couple of shooting sessions

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#572. You’re not listening to us

#572. You’re not listening to us

But perhaps you should.   The ongoing behind-the-DS-scenes conversation regarding post processing applications has woven our week together, allowing new inductee (and soon to appear on our hallowed Web pages) Adam Bonn, to find his feet in this august gathering of sometimes-like-minds.   The pros and cons of Lightroom, Photos,

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#570. A beautiful rear can also endear

#570. A beautiful rear can also endear

Dear fellow photographer, if you read this blog, chances are you’re assigned as your family staff photographer. Whenever the pack moves, it’s your job to document the happening. That is a highly responsible task, no doubt. But we all also know, no one waits for the guy with the camera,

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#569. Putting a Pin in (my) Medium Format Ambitions

#569. Putting a Pin in (my) Medium Format Ambitions

Let’s keep this one short. Today, I feel the Medium Format offering is just not worth its price of admission.     Following my usual Modus Operandi, I recently sold lots of stuff (telescopes, lenses, HiFi gear) to finance the acquisition of one of the 2 recent contenders for the

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#567. Leica M10 review: A first Opportunity to Get a Second Impression

#567. Leica M10 review: A first Opportunity to Get a Second Impression

This is a new hands-on guest post about the new Leica M10 and 4 interesting lenses by reader PaulB. Here’s is his bio and introduction : “My name is Paul Barclay and I have been practicing photography for the past 33 years. I began pursuing photography seriously after graduating from

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#566. The Monday Post (6 March 2017)

#566. The Monday Post (6 March 2017)

Celebrity photographers are probably a bit less visible than they were a year or so back. Then, it was hard to trawl the Web, open a newspaper, or read a book without being confronted by some kind of publicity for some snapper, or other.   They’re still around and my

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#565. On Digital Sharecropping and Cloud Photo Prisons

#565. On Digital Sharecropping and Cloud Photo Prisons

Sharecropping: the rental of a piece of land by its owner to a farmer, in exchange for a share of the crop. It can’t be considered slavery because (in theory) the farmer is always at liberty to buzz off and find new pastures to work on. Yet history has shown

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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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#562. What makes a good photograph? Emotional connection.

#562. What makes a good photograph? Emotional connection.

This is a photograph made with my 2 year-old soon to be last-but-two generation Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone camera. I wasn’t sitting next to the window and asked to reach in front of the passenger who was, for a quick snap of these salt marshes near Marseilles. It isn’t even

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