Interview
#778. What’s in my bag? (episode 1)

#778. What’s in my bag? (episode 1)

Quick intro to this series (Pascal) : There have been many writers on DS, some regular, some on and off . We though it would be interesting for us to describe what we carry around during our shooting sessions, to highlight the vast differences between all of our approaches to

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#726. Recovering highlights

#726. Recovering highlights

Paul Bruins – I call him the Man With Legs Like A Flamingo, as he is all of 6′ 5″ tall – is a Cape Town based photographer. I met Paul at a (Facebook) Cape of Storms photo meeting a couple of years ago and we’ve kept in occasional touch,

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#718. Interview; Kirk Tuck

#718. Interview; Kirk Tuck

  Kirk Tuck. American. Working photograher. Videographer. Lighting trainer. Fiction writer. Photo blogger, GAS sufferer extraordinaire and gear wonk.   Kirk hopes being interviewed on DearSusan will make him famous. It most likely won’t, but his views make interesting reading, as do his almost daily blog post(s).     Kirk,

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#716. Zero Footprint

#716. Zero Footprint

South west Scotland. The fancifully named St John’s Town of Dalry, not far from Dumfries. A self-designed and built home, sustainable and incorporating as much eco-technology as possible.   A mammoth task and even during the building work, photographers Ted Leeming and Morag Paterson decided to make the magnificent scenery

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#612. Interview Cathy Bell

#612. Interview Cathy Bell

Cathy is a photographer I met through the Facebook group Cape of Storms – essentially Cape Town-based amateur and pro photographers, mostly shooting urban and rural landscapes.   In the year or so that I have known her, her work has improved radically, signposted by her posts on Facebook, referencing

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#609. Interview: Adam Bonn

#609. Interview: Adam Bonn

Adam Bonn. A Brit living in Portugal. Fuji user. Mad Fuji user – 80,000 words proves it   ****************************************************************************  50-odd blog entries about a camera. That makes you a serious fanbooi, nut job, or worse, a worrying fetishist. Which is it and should I be sitting further away?   Ha!

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#454. Valerie Millett interview

#454. Valerie Millett interview

If you are a regular photo blog reader, the name Valerie Millett won’t be a surprise. Her landscape (see her Web site here) work in the American south west and the badlands is building her a solid reputation for having a fine eye. After spotting her work on the Luminous

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#429. Ming Thein on Vision, Eye Training and Image Quality

#429. Ming Thein on Vision, Eye Training and Image Quality

Ming Thein needs no introduction. His website is one of the most interesting stops for anyone interested in photography and I feel Ming has one of the most consistent styles out there. Ming is also an educator whose articles are insightful and very clear. We met in Oberkochen during a

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#397. Ctein on thinking like a master printer

#397. Ctein on thinking like a master printer

My resolution for this end of year is to become a better, more prolific printer. It’s my sad premise that most of our photographs collect dust in hard drives and social media and never make it to the the physical object stage that used to be the end goal of

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#326. Bellamy Hunt (JapanCameraHunter) on film better than digital, collector gear and photography in Japan

#326. Bellamy Hunt (JapanCameraHunter) on film better than digital, collector gear and photography in Japan

Most of your photography is done in a routine environment while testing gear for your customers. How do you find inspiration in locations you’ve visited so often ? How do you keep your creative juices flowing even in a repetitive context ? A lot of the photography I do to

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