May 27

#1121. How to *really* learn photography

By pascaljappy | How-To

Not a day goes by without a blog post or video describing tips, rules or techniques to make better photographs. 99.9% miss the mark, and it’s not always their fault. Here’s how to use them better.   Disclaimer: The following is purely based on personal experience and isn’t sanctioned by any of the official schools […]

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May 13

#1117. A Babe in Lichenland

By Lad Sessions | How-To

Lichens are vastly underappreciated by photographers (and indeed by almost everyone except lichenologists). To get the inevitable pun out of the way, most people don’t like ‘em, or don’t care much about ‘em. Both are mistakes.   Once again I’m in over my head, a babe in lichenland, and I will rely heavily on a […]

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May 08

#1115. Week Links of Photography: MQA, GPS R3, X60, IG, 8K, and more

By pascaljappy | Newsletter

In this week’s issue, a prepper destroys the GPS, MQA destroys the myth of resolution, Pop photo destroys wide angle distortion, a French weirdo optician destroys traditional photo lenses, a parrot destroys Chinese drone domination (not really), stock photographers destroy the market, the Canon R3 destroys the competition, Zeiss destroy the night, nature photographers destroy […]

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May 05

#1114. Visual Haikus Redux

By Bob Kruger | Art & Creativity

Two years ago, I and others submitted photographs in response to a Dear Susan challenge entitled “Visual Haiku” (DS #841). Recently reviewing photographs I have taken over the past five years brought this challenge to mind. I wished to enhance the emotional impact of these photos through the addition of a haiku inspired by each. […]

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May 01

#1113. Week Links of Photograpy : ethical cameras (?), Amazon video suite, drones, superblack backgrounds …

By pascaljappy | Newsletter

In this week’s issue, we explore paints and fabrics for super black backgrounds, ethical consumers diss the photo industry, drones get better every day, instant cameras play cool, Amazon picks and shovels its way into content creation, Olympus and Sigma make our hearts beat faster, I wish one video product existed for photography, and admire […]

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Apr 24

#1112. Week Links of Photography : AI, Gravitational lenses, M1 chip, Zeiss jewels …

By pascaljappy | Newsletter

AI is at the center of this week’s edition again. This time, it isn’t enhancing amateur images to provide superior resolution but helping scientists make discoveries – through astrophotography – that could change our understanding of the universe. In other news, Zuckerberg is opposed by child protection associations, Andrew Reid comes to Sigma’s defense (good […]

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