#646. Missed by that much : power to the Schnauzer

#646. Missed by that much : power to the Schnauzer

Sometimes, you take aim, you miss by a small margin and it’s very frustrating. Sometimes, however, the miss is so grotesque, so unfathomably vast, that it becomes hilarious.     I believe the Smartphone industry, camera section, is trying its very bestest to fall into the second, far more comical,

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#644. Losing inspiration. Can it be good for you?

#644. Losing inspiration. Can it be good for you?

That’s me in the corner That’s me in the spot light, I’m Losing inspiration. Trying to keep up with you And I don’t know if I can do it Oh no, I’ve said too much     I haven’t said enough … As Adrian recently put it, personal troubles can

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#597. Monday post, 22 May 2017 – Are we totally lost?

#597. Monday post, 22 May 2017 – Are we totally lost?

Around DearSusan (DS)’s founder, let’s call him Mr PJ (no, no connection to sleepwear), photographers have congregated from around the world. Mr PP (no, not post-processing), Mr BH (no, not Mr B&H, don’t I wish..), Mr SM (no, not S&M..), Mr AB (no, not testing), and yours truly, let’s call

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#590. The AF divide: A conversation of two convictions

#590. The AF divide: A conversation of two convictions

I recently overheard a conversation in a pub between two photographers which went like this:* #1 … It doesn’t matter! Imagine that on the upcoming model of the camera with vastly improved AF! Faster, more focus points, 98% coverage, always on-point … #2 But 6 months ago you said, the

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#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-garde 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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#550. More on Smartphones as cameras – and the OnePlus 3

#550. More on Smartphones as cameras – and the OnePlus 3

4 ! Google “OnePlus 3” and the first answer you get is 4. Beyond the hilarious search engine quirk, I’d like to share a few photographs made using this Chinese phone to illustrate the continuing progress made by the Smartphone industry in the photo arena. These were made by Theo

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#524. Why your high-end camera also loves your Smartphone

#524. Why your high-end camera also loves your Smartphone

During my recent vacation in and around London, and in order to stop pestering my friends and readers with enthusiastic updates of my Smartphone photography life, without a solid foundation for them, I conducted this simple experiment: use only my Smartphone for photography, unless the scene intuitively felt like it

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#522. 10 reasons to love your Smartphone camera!

#522. 10 reasons to love your Smartphone camera!

Smartphone cameras deserve a lot more love than they are getting from the amateur photographer community. The typical comment today is either “a handy visual notebook” or “a camera that trades quality for convenience”. And while the latter is partially true, Smartphones still deserve to be treated as valid photographic

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#521. “Moment” pictures Vs. “Performance” pictures

#521. “Moment” pictures Vs. “Performance” pictures

  [Rant: on]   Submission n°1: there are more photographers than ever before, and more pictures being taken than ever before, and viewed by more people than ever before. Yet camera sales are falling off a cliff, because people use cellphones, and the “standard of photography” is falling off the

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#518. Crowdfunding the perfect (Zen) camera

#518. Crowdfunding the perfect (Zen) camera

Having already firmly and definitively established that all sensor sizes provide adequate platforms to create excellent photographs and that the choice between them should be one of user experience and photograph aesthetics, let me expand my gift to the universe by describing the perfect camera. Oh, humility … [insert camera

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