Opinion
#810. Is film only for hipster kids?

#810. Is film only for hipster kids?

To digital photographers, film often feels like that esoterical backwater only frequented by people in search of a raison d’être. What if film photography was teeming with life, potential and creativity?

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#804. 2019 resolution: make Art? I think not … ;)

#804. 2019 resolution: make Art? I think not … ;)

  First of all, forget resolutions. 97% of diets fail. Those that don’t are largely medically assisted. Resolutions don’t work because they fight our nature and willpower is a limited resource. Once you’ve depleted yours, it’s gone. So those new year resolutions actually act as parasites for other important aspects

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#802. Monday Post (24 Dec 2018) – Master and masterpiece, piece of gear and peace of gear…

#802. Monday Post (24 Dec 2018) – Master and masterpiece, piece of gear and peace of gear…

I often discuss photo topics with Pascal, and when he says “great subject for a post, but I don’t know that I could write it. You, on the other hand…”, I know I should proceed with great care. But vanity and pride being what they are, I usually disregard his

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#799. What’s in my bag? Part 1

#799. What’s in my bag? Part 1

I doubt I can put a figure to it, but there have been any number of times I’ve left the house, kitted-up for an early morning, or evening shoot only to be en route to my chosen location and discover my most important item of all has been left behind.

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#796. A personal wishlist for the next Sony A7r4 (A9r ?)

#796. A personal wishlist for the next Sony A7r4 (A9r ?)

It’s been 3 years! Who’d have known? 3 years since my replacement of the groundbreaking and unbelievably irritating A7r with the even better and *far* more pleasant A7r2, in my bag. While the A7r3 brought with it the promise of even more fixed glitches and the unbelievably cool on paper

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#791. Open Letter to Canon

#791. Open Letter to Canon

There are two improvements I’d like to see from camera makers, and as a long-time Canon user I’ll ask them to take up the challenge. The first is minor, and probably more specific to my way of shooting. The second is a major move that I see as a no-brainer.

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#789. More Smartphone Fun

#789. More Smartphone Fun

Pascal’s post #755, “In defence of smartphone photography, again” and more recently Adrian’s  post #786 Am I going Crazy? (Using an inexpensive smartphone), speak of “smartphone fun” and I thought I’d add my two penn’orth. As some of you will know, I belong to a U3A camera group, (University of the

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#787. Digitization vs digitalization in photography – an opportunity in waiting?

#787. Digitization vs digitalization in photography – an opportunity in waiting?

Digital photography essentially replaced the chemical process in film with a discrete electronic process in sensors. That’s digitizing. The same can be said of scanning a negative or slide. File quality might not be the same, but the end result is a series of 0s and 1s, rather than a

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#786. Am I going crazy? (Using an inexpensive phone)

#786. Am I going crazy? (Using an inexpensive phone)

Dear Susan member Pascal has written before about the rise of the camera phone and his appreciation for it’s simplicity. They have certainly captured the imagination of the consumer market, and have essentially killed off low end pocket cameras, leaving camera makers like Panasonic and Sony moving increasingly upmarket with

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#779. Monday Post (22 October 2018) In defence of succumbing to GAS

#779. Monday Post (22 October 2018) In defence of succumbing to GAS

Defending giving in to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) might seem strange coming from a guy who has spent all of this year with a 20+year old lens (Leica Elmarit R 28mm f:2.8) mounted on a 7-year old camera (Sony NEX 7), both more-or-less-loved leftovers from past times.     When

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