#626. Street Portraits: Don’t be Afraid to Ask

#626. Street Portraits: Don’t be Afraid to Ask

Hello! I’m Adam and this is my first article on this site. If you’d like to know a little more about me, then you can read this interview that DearSusan conducted with me by clicking here.   For 2017 I set myself the challenge of street portraits. I’d been shooting

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#571. The Monday Post (20 March 2017)

#571. The Monday Post (20 March 2017)

Big news! The Holga is being re-introduced.   There. That’s as much news value as I can possibly wring from that. If blurry film images are your thing, I’m sure you’ll be delighted.   Meh.   Slow week this week. We’re in the UK catching up with the family we

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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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#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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#533. Japan – on the streets

#533. Japan – on the streets

A final Japan post to bring together a collection of black and white images – OOC JPGs using Fuji’s Acros emulation – shot on the streets of Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. Mainly shot with the X-Pro2 and either 23mm f1.4 or 35mm f1.4.            

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  • #485. A few cheeky yellows*
  • #485. A few cheeky yellows*

#485. A few cheeky yellows*

I guess we’ve all got a pet project, something we never work especially hard at, just collect images in the hope that one day, we’ll have enough for a Web gallery, or maybe even a gallery show.   I’ve had two such projects going for a while now. The first

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#476. The making of InSight: Venice – part 2

#476. The making of InSight: Venice – part 2

  71+km, seven days in and Venice continues to demand interest, attention and a photographer’s eye.   These kilometres are walked, not travelled on a vaporetto, train or other public vehicle. Around 10km a day is an excellent way to see any city and Venice is no exception.   I’ve

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#475. The making of InSight: Venice – part 1

#475. The making of InSight: Venice – part 1

Airport security concerns aside, it’s never just as simple as jumping on a plane from Cape Town to anywhere. As DS readers in Alaska and New Zealand will doubtless concur, there’s almost always a connecting flight, transfer times and an eventual arrival at one’s destination at the least convenient moment.

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#467. Mirrorless. Full frame. Nikon F mount. Any time you’re ready.

#467. Mirrorless. Full frame. Nikon F mount. Any time you’re ready.

      As is often the case, an e-mail sparked these thoughts.   This one arrived from Bob Hamilton, in response to a note and a photograph shot using my new X-Pro2 coupled to my much loved Zeiss 25mm Biogon. It wasn’t an especially exciting image, taken on the

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#465. X-rated photography – and the X-Pro2 wrap-up

#465. X-rated photography – and the X-Pro2 wrap-up

23 March. Home.   To recap; a few days in Singapore – our favourite city in the world – followed by a quick trip up to George Town (Penang), to remind ourselves how much we enjoy being there, too.         In part 1, the X-Pro2 was brand

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