#713. Does serious photography have to be obnoxious ?

#713. Does serious photography have to be obnoxious ?

So, dog years are nothing. It turns out 7 days in Scotland is worth 100 photographic years in most other places of the world. If you want to live long and prosper as a tog, may I suggest a trip up North for a bewildering variety of themes and locations

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#710. Un-destination photography Tasmania

#710. Un-destination photography Tasmania

Could Tasmania be classed as un-destination photography as decreed by Pascal and Philippe in #582. Un-destination photography in Aigues-Mortes, France First thoughts are no, let’s review the rules: Beautiful in its own way – tick Off the beaten path for all but local togs – tick Challenging, because of its lack

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#709. Travel and Street Photography in Phnom Penh: keep your distance

#709. Travel and Street Photography in Phnom Penh: keep your distance

In the second of three articles looking at different aspects of street photography and street portraiture in different cities in South East Asia, I look at the choice of focal length and the effect on the relationship with subjects when taking street portraits in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  If you missed

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#708. Monday Post (2 April 2018). Where in the world?

#708. Monday Post (2 April 2018). Where in the world?

Everything else being equal; camera(s) working, correct lens(es) mounted, batteries charged and you have your muse in your pocket, which cities rank best with you for wandering the streets and a successful day out photographing the world going by?   We all have favourites, but even then, it doesn’t always

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#701. Monday Post (5 March 2018) – New camera?

#701. Monday Post (5 March 2018) – New camera?

Can you remember a conversation like this over coffee, a few beers, or a casual lunch with a photo buddy?   “I think I’m going to buy a new camera. It’ll help me get some better images and grow my skills.”   It might, but chances are, it’ll spend as

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#700. Shooting game

#700. Shooting game

  Africa boasts an almost limitless list of places to go, things to see and do. Few are more immediately popular than the bush, where as close as an hour’s drive, or as far as a thousand kilometres, it is possible to get a real feeling of Africa at the

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#699. Travel and Street Photography in Kuala Lumpur: be polite

#699. Travel and Street Photography in Kuala Lumpur: be polite

Regular readers of Dear Susan may have seen previous articles I’ve written about Singapore and Penang, and finding inspiration in some of Singapore’s modern architecture. I’ve travelled in South East Asia for over a decade, and particularly enjoy visiting Asian cities for their culture clash of western modernity, Asian street

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#696. Monday Post (12 Feb 2018) – Ennui

#696. Monday Post (12 Feb 2018) – Ennui

Maybe I’m waiting for the annual visit of the Cape Doctor (south easterly wind) to end. Or maybe it’s the dangerous lack of rain and city-stopping drought we’re facing down here. I’m not sure.   What I do know is that my usual January/February morning forays have been few and

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#695. Promenade des Anglais, Nice, backstage.

#695. Promenade des Anglais, Nice, backstage.

  A quickie from Nice. France’s Miami. My wife is here for a 2-day conference so I decided to follow and work from the hotel. Fast WiFi and 5$ peanuts, what’s not to like ? 😉     Lunch time hunger. I leave the room in search of food with

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#690. Monday Post (22 Jan 2018) – Photographing Sète (and welcoming a new contributor)

#690. Monday Post (22 Jan 2018) – Photographing Sète (and welcoming a new contributor)

Our Monday Posts are dedicated to personal points of view and newsworthy facts. Today, we welcome a new contributor, Michel Pampaloni, who hails from France and photographs a lot during his professional travels. You can find Michel’s work on 500px and his first DS post below. It is all about

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