#676. Monday Post (11 Dec 2017) – De Laude iPhone

#676. Monday Post (11 Dec 2017) – De Laude iPhone

In 1492, German Renaissance abbot Johannes Trithemius took a break from his numerous fields of research to write his “De Laure Scriptorum” (in praise of scribes) letter, to defend the (then) dying breed of scribes, whose expertise (knowing how to read and write) had been battered into redundancy for decades

Read more
#675. Review – SilkyPix Studio Developer

#675. Review – SilkyPix Studio Developer

Here at Dear Susan there has been much discussion recently about raw development and editing software. There have been disgruntled mutterings about Apple’s Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and the monthly tax for continued access to your own catalogue, and various of Dear Susan’s contributors have tried some of the lesser known

Read more
#672. The Sony A9. Will it fly as a wildlife camera?

#672. The Sony A9. Will it fly as a wildlife camera?

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. Well, here’s an 8 000 word review that involves little reading! Took a wee trip into the hills of the Southern Highlands on Tuesday to a location where I was pretty certain, from previous experience, I’d get some shots of Red

Read more
#671. Opinion – What serious photographer would use a phone camera ?

#671. Opinion – What serious photographer would use a phone camera ?

Sometimes Dear Susan articles are the result of private debate between it’s contributors; sometimes it is something that triggers inspiration and the desire for one of us to talk about something.  Pascal has recently been telling us and Dear Susan’s readers how much he likes using his Korean fancy from

Read more
#670. Monday Post (20 Nov 2017) –  What’s the Sony A7r3 really like ?

#670. Monday Post (20 Nov 2017) – What’s the Sony A7r3 really like ?

As the first Sony A7r3 bodies are being delivered to their lucky owners, dpreview published this studio scene comparison that shows how effective the new pixel-shift feature really is. The superb Nikon D850’s performance is also noteworthy : regularly a notch above the exceptional Sony A7r2 and sometimes even the

Read more
#669. London in colour

#669. London in colour

You’d expect someone who’s visited London over 50 times and regularly rants about unimaginative tourist shots to serve up something better than the Eye playing darts in the sunset, right? But no, that’s exactly what you’re getting with this post. That, and more of the same …     Have

Read more
#668. Machu Picchu Postcards

#668. Machu Picchu Postcards

  Machu Picchu is a place that I’ve seen on countless documentaries and thought I’d never get the chance to actually see first hand. Well, I did and, wow, did it exceed all expectations!     The Andes are a magnificent mountain range, they tower over you as you bump

Read more
#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

#667. Monday Post (13 Nov 2017) How I saved 20K€

  Last week was the Paris Salon de la Photo, the largest photo gear expo in the year. I went there with a shopping list that was longer than my hobby-spending bank balance. Fortunately, there was no way I could buy the whole list, as some items were incompatible with

Read more
#666. Let there be Light, to begin beastly projects.

#666. Let there be Light, to begin beastly projects.

Our last triple digit post (#555. A Force for positive change) was a success. In it, we argued that a community was stronger than the sum of its parts and that most of you reading DS were better at something photographic than most other people. We asked you to recognize

Read more
  • #662. Monday Post (30 Oct 2017) – Travel redux

#662. Monday Post (30 Oct 2017) – Travel redux

    Monday. Post day and not a thing to wear publish.   That’s not altogether true, but most of the other Susans are toiling away making a crust or two, while I’ve just got back from a (friend’s birthday) weekend in Jozi (Johannesburg). The least I can do then

Read more