Category Archives for "Opinion"

Aug 14

#890. What makes something Instagramable?

By pascaljappy | Opinion

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !     My daughter is currently somewhere on a lake in Amazonia. I’ll let the unfairness of all that sink in for a minute (I should be the one having fun), but that’s not the reason for my distress. Let me collect my strength and continue. Okay. So, she – of immense DS […]

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Aug 07

#887. Photo buddies

By Paul Perton | Opinion

I’ve had a Macintosh on my desk since the mid-90s and promise not to bore you with the details of why and how here. Suffice to say that’s it has been and remains a willing assistant and cyber friend. Over the intervening years, lots of acquaintances have also moved to Macs and to a greater […]

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Aug 04

#886. Monday Post (5 Aug 2019) – Making Photography Responsible? (plus challenge and site news)

By pascaljappy | Monday Post , Opinion

It’s funny how some topics follow ebb and flow patterns in our newsfeeds. For some reason, mine were recently flooded by doomsday perspectives on tourism. “Who killed Tulum?” “Les excès du tourisme” “Barcelona’s tourism headache”, just to name a very few. A couple of weeks ago, it was all about tick-spread diseases, go figure.   […]

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Jul 26

#882. The Un-Camera

By Adrian | Opinion , Review , Travel Photography

Dear Susan’s contributors have varied photographic interests, taken with varied equipment, but often with a unifying aim to avoid the obvious, and often taking an independent path to interesting photography.  A couple of years ago, Dear Susan founder Pascal wrote about the concept of “undestination photography“, to eschew the cliched and instagrammed spots over-run with […]

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Jul 24

#881. Content is king

By Paul Perton | Opinion

I’m staring at an empty document. About to write a piece for DS (DearSusan), which is suddenly derailed. I’ve allowed myself to become distracted midway through the opening sentence and now find it necessary to veer off to the Interwebs for a shot of inspiration. And failed – as more distractions came along. We don’t […]

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Jul 19

#879. Rediscovering fireworks

By pascaljappy | Opinion

Every July 14th, France celebrates Bastille day with much fanfare, in a three pronged event: military parades in the morning, fireworks in the evening, and louts destroying stuff in between, which appears to have become a new low IQ way of life in France (some people have a picnic, others burn motobikes, the thrills of […]

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Jun 15

#869. Getting to love deadpan aesthetics

By pascaljappy | Opinion

It wasn’t that long ago that the painterly effect of Mandler-era Leica lenses would have made me swoon. This was to my photographic world what the Jaguar e-Type is to my automotive world. Poetic, beautiful, romantic, comforting. And as far as imaginable from the austere look of acclaimed contemporary artists such as Andreas Gursky, Alec […]

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