#630. Un-destination Provence : a day around Etang de Berre

#630. Un-destination Provence : a day around Etang de Berre

Marseilles strikes me as the ideal location for a photographic workshop. With a huge variety of subjects, impressive weather stats and easy access, but having not yet suffered the fate of Iceland as the obligatory go to destination for the serious tog, it strikes a perfect balance for anyone in

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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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#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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#556. The Monday Post (6 Feb 2017) – Droning On Scales

#556. The Monday Post (6 Feb 2017) – Droning On Scales

Over the past few days, we’ve been experiencing weather that lesser men would call … entertaining.     Not me, though. Instead of fretting, I’ve been thinking. All that talk about the GFX, you know … It got me itching to spend all that money I don’t have. And then

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#490. Ongoing OTUS 28 review: 8 hours of street photography in Marseilles

#490. Ongoing OTUS 28 review: 8 hours of street photography in Marseilles

After a walk in the vines and some architectural photography in Aix-en-Provence, here is the third and last “leftover pics” post I’ll be publishing about the OTUS 28. This is a biggie …;) The lens is large and its possibilities even more so. So let’s honour this fact with a

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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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#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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#433. Every Story Tells a Picture : A Bleak Winter Day

#433. Every Story Tells a Picture : A Bleak Winter Day

France is in pain. A few weeks after terrorist attacks, agonising from a never-ending financial crisis while watching so many of its neighbours and partners flourish and thrive, France is currently voting for its regional representatives. A tidal wave of extreme political change has started to swell, indicative of instability

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#393. In the A7rII, has Sony secretely tweaked its recipe for RAW?

#393. In the A7rII, has Sony secretely tweaked its recipe for RAW?

Open question: is the RAW recipe in the A7rII the same as the RAW recipe in the A7r ? Officially, bit depth hasn’t improved. And flame wars still rage on the anti-Sony blogs and forums. One recent comment about Sony’s RAW read “Disgusting. Criminal. Unforgivable.” Eye-opening, really. I had naively

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#362. A brutal end to the summer, and a new lens!

#362. A brutal end to the summer, and a new lens!

This week-end was hot in Provence. Hotter than is usual for spring, even in June. Everywhere around my house, echoed the sound of kids splashing in pool. That’s when we could hear them over the noise made by my daughter’s own party of 12. 12 teens in a pool, the

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