Category Archives for "How-To"

Oct 16

#916. Some like it wide

By Pascal Ollier | How-To

I had always wanted to “have it all” in one shot. Simultaneously, pano and stitching are too complicated, time consuming for me. When going digital seriously after leaving both my film years and a first dabble with pocket cameras, I screwed a Sigma 12-24 onto a Nikon D 200 first and 300 afterwards. To me, […]

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Sep 23

#906. Learning photography through forms.

By pascaljappy | How-To

If you’re vaguely familiar with karate, you’ll know that it is taught through a set of very distinct exercises. Kihon are basic movements, Kumite is a sort of sparring, and there are many more. Central among those are kata and bunkai. Kata are forms, sets of movements you repeat over and over again to memorise […]

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Aug 30

#896. Anna-Patricia Kahn interview: amateurs can be artists.

By pascaljappy | Art & Creativity , How-To

CLAIRbyKahn photo gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn has kindly agreed to discuss with us the differences between the professional artist photographer’s life and the talented amateur’s approach. Between her gallery in Zurich, a mixed media exhibition in the South of France, a huge retrospective in preparation in New York and regular trips to Dublin where the […]

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Aug 26

#894. “Heat!” challenge results are in.

By pascaljappy | How-To

This took an awful long time to get published, right? It seems that either the topic wasn’t as interesting as previous ones or summer … heat … slowed everyone down. Still, better publish before actual summer heat runs out 😉 As usual, I’m afraid I might have forgotten someone, particularly over the 7 weeks since […]

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Aug 19

#892. What makes a photograph great?

By pascaljappy | How-To

If we could answer that one in a few simple sentences, producing great photographs could probably automated. But that doesn’t mean that worthwhile pointers can’t be examined in a brief post, right?     Very few things can irritate me more than someone trying to reduce a complex situation to a single metric. That’s what […]

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Jul 10

#875. Funthropomorphism Challenge results !

By pascaljappy | How-To

Pareidolia: “a psychological phenomenon that causes people to see patterns in a random stimulus. This often leads to people assigning human characteristics to objects.”     It’s freakish how often our brain assembles pieces of a scene into something different than it really is. Particularly in peripheral vision. We turn around, and the object isn’t […]

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