#549. The Monday Post (16 January 2017)

#549. The Monday Post (16 January 2017)

Hat tip to readers M and Sean for pointing us in the direction of RAWPower and explaining exclusive compatibility with the latest version of macOS. Thanks!   The promise made by Gentlemen Coders about RAWPower is a powerful one: give you greater access to Apple’s RAW processing core than with

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#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

#543. The Monday Post (2 January 2017)

  Pascal’s last Monday Post might have been an easy to skip piece for many of you. After all, the Interwebs delivers incredible stuff – right to your desktop.   Indeed it does. It also does some bad things, too.           Here’s one; it’s my story,

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#540. Your experience may vary

#540. Your experience may vary

  Much of DS’ content this past year has been gear-related; lens comparisons, Zeiss’ Otii, Sony cameras v everything else, different software comparisons and despite our best intentions and efforts, little of it really conclusive. Personal preference remains the real test.         Trawling my usual list of

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#538. Berlin – On the Streets. Bilder ohne Worte.

#538. Berlin – On the Streets. Bilder ohne Worte.

As the title reads, here are just a bunch of photographs from Berlin, with little else in the way of discussion : My short week-end there saw a mixed bag of weather conditions that gave us all sorts of lighting conditions, which is great for photography. Mostly, though, is was

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#536. The Agonies of Indecision

#536. The Agonies of Indecision

Author Chris Gibbons is a journalist, radio and TV broadcaster and marketing/management consultant, living in Knysna in South Africa.   Morocco was imminent. I’d not been there before but Lonely Planet’s guide book laid out a tempting array of delights for the casual travelling photographer. Apparently I could take my

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#531. Osaka colour

#531. Osaka colour

Osaka. Huge industrial city. Busy.   Another view of modern Japan, in that it’s a city of contrasts; brutally, digitally modern alongside glimpses of a different life, more cultured and ordered. Much as it’s been for centuries.   Tech note; all images shot with the Fuji X-Pro2 and either Fuji’s

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#528. Kyoto colour

#528. Kyoto colour

Kyoto. A city with links to Japan’s history, stretching back centuries.   We managed a couple of days – a kind of taster visit, to help us decide if we wanted to spend longer next time.   Yes. We do. It’s a great city.   What does it look like?

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  • #527. Nagoya colour

#527. Nagoya colour

Last week Tokyo. This week, Nagoya.   Continuing the theme started in the capital – rich Fuji-style chroma colour.   There’ll be more images from Kyoto and Osaka shortly, perhaps a collection of faces collected from our tour across the country. In the meantime, here’s Nagoya.        

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#525. Tokyo colour

#525. Tokyo colour

  Hotel-bound. Crocked.   I’m not feeling too sharp today, so I’m contenting myself with a feet-up (literally) day off, some editing and watching South Africa and Australia battle it out in Perth, via Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball coverage.         I’ve been shooting lots of Tokyo-ites in Fuji’s black

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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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