Are we more, or less, present in the moment because of our photography? Hidden in the shadows If my
#1273. Dearly Departed – a worms eye view
A loose group of us local oddball snappers get together every now and then to go on a collective outing.
#1272. Sakura Dreams
At the end of a winter trip to Japan, I found myself looking at cherry trees in full peak bloom.
#1271. Yet more thoughts on Film vs Digital
Some photographers prefer film, like foodies prefer elaborate cooking and fancy dining experiences. Sony NEX-5n & Voigtlander 35 Color-Skopar
#1270. Doors and windows in Montpellier
An innocent photo walk in a lovely town in the South of France turns into a treasure hunt for exotic
#1269. Photo critique: Golden Bentley
Introducing a new type of post. Here is a photograph, with my explanations about it. Please tell me what you
Off the beaten path, great photo potential
We try to go beyond the obvious. It is an interesting challenge, and a constant thrill, to return to a famous landmark and photograph it in new ways. And we feature some in our articles. However, our focus is mainly on what is now known as un-destinations: areas largely free from mass tourism and that don't create the instant appeal of the most beautiful sites in the world, but which provide tremendous opportunities for original photographs. Maps and descriptions inside.
Photography as personal expression
Our main focus is on personal creativity. Social media can be a lot of fun - for a while - but also tend to shepherd users towards a common way of seeing the world. Creative hobbies or jobs are meaningless if they don't help you develop a personal vision and enrich your personal life. Join an opinionated and very experienced bunch of loose cannon photographers. Read our new set of posts on the benefits of creativity and hands-on tutorials on how to put it at the center of your life. Share your insights.
Your best interest or the manufacturers'?
Photography can be thought of as the art of creating images, but that's a very incomplete definition. Photographs are first and foremost physical objects. Visit any important photographic exhibition and chances are you will be stunned by the beauty of the prints. That beauty stemps not only from creating a nice image - the usual end game for most amateurs - but from the ability to transform it into something tangible that is a pleasure to own and handle. This section is about completing the journey.
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