#588. Zeiss ExoLens. Down the Smartphone Photography rabbit hole?

#588. Zeiss ExoLens. Down the Smartphone Photography rabbit hole?

Smartphone photography is a bit of a polarizing topic, here on DearSusan :  some photographers herald it as the definitive solution for close-up, spontaneous, huge DOF explorations, while the arrière-guarde argue that they’re perfectly happy with their large bodies (cameras, that is) and super lenses. I personally fall in both

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#587. What does your photography stand for ?

#587. What does your photography stand for ?

One thing we can learn from the first round of the French presidential election is a complete rejection of traditional parties. The results have been called an anti-system landslide, much like President Trump’s. Let’s not get bogged down by the irony of calling a ENA / IGF / City-poster-child investment

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#585. How many cameras do you own?

#585. How many cameras do you own?

By “own”, I actually mean “use”. So, how many cameras do you own and use, on a regular basis? And why?     On the top shelf of my home office lies a lovely Fujica 645 film-era camera, with bellows and with a superb 75mm lens. It’s there because the

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#584. The Sony A9 is here. Is it time for me to start painting ? Or curating Google Earth photographs ?

#584. The Sony A9 is here. Is it time for me to start painting ? Or curating Google Earth photographs ?

So, there we are, Sony has just dealt a potentially huge blow to Canon and what remains of Nikon. First, a range of native and non-native lenses that has probably seen no equal in photographic history. Now the mother of all bodies, if stats are to be believed. So many

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#583. The Monday Post. Is photography like harvesting truffles, or like growing grapes for wine? (17 April 2017)

#583. The Monday Post. Is photography like harvesting truffles, or like growing grapes for wine? (17 April 2017)

  On Easter Monday, it might have been a good idea to talk about Easter eggs rather than truffles, but eggs are sought by innocent children, while finding the buried truffles is a hog’s job. So, as we are talking about me, it has to be truffles…:-)     This

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#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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#580. Singapore and Penang with Sony’s E-mount

#580. Singapore and Penang with Sony’s E-mount

Readers rejoice, as here is a second great article on photography in Asia by Adrian Turner. If you’ve missed it, you can read his well-received Travel Portraits article here. And now, here is part 2, sent in echo to a similar post featured here a year ago. Lovely photographs and

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#579. On Un-destination photography

#579. On Un-destination photography

We all know about destination weddings. The place you NEED to go (and have all your friends and family join you) for that purrfect wedding. Well, we have destination photography, too. The places you NEED to go to take that purrfect shot. The ice chunks of Jökulsalon, in Iceland, the

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#577. Information design, psychology and becoming a great photographer

#577. Information design, psychology and becoming a great photographer

NOTE: This was published on April 1rst … Never underestimate the quiet introvert. One of them has just revolutionized how we should think about learning photography or, for that matter, any creative pursuit. Up to now, the age-old 10 000 hour bitch-rule instructed us to put in hard, endless hours

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#576. Sony A7rII vs Fuji GFX. A few 100% samples.

#576. Sony A7rII vs Fuji GFX. A few 100% samples.

We’ve heard a lot about the new medium format cameras from Fuji and Hassleblad and some user reviewers are now surfacing slowly. But what’s been on our mind lately, here at DS, is how these compare to the current star of our Full Frame lineup, the Sony A7rII. And now,

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