Category Archives for "Opinion"

Jan 21

#1166. A mistical morning

By Lad Sessions | Opinion

Serendipity is often praised but often not appreciated for itself. “Chance favors the prepared mind” said Louis Pasteur, and usually we fasten on the second part of his quip, the preparation, because there we are in control and deeply invested in what we can make of the happy chance. Whether in science, art or daily […]

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Jan 11

#1163. Expect the Unexpected

By Pete Guaron | Opinion

(That’s Garfield’s motto. It’s OK – we share! And I bet none of you expected this, after the two posts on tree bark that Lad and I just gave you!) I regularly visit a friend of mine in the next street every afternoon. And this particular day was no different. My pup [? – she’s […]

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Nov 26

#1154. The return of minuscule pleasures

By philberphoto | Opinion

It’s true, you know, what they say : The smaller the size, the greater the pleasure!   Those of you familiar with DearSusan will have read my review of the Laowa 100mm f:2.8 super macro, a.k.a. Jonathan. From that perspective, this post brings nothing new, so readers seeking technical insights can skip right along. But, […]

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Aug 23

#1134. In Defense of Grabbing

By pascaljappy | Opinion

To me, the best photograph is unexpected. But a lot in our hobby, from carefully planned workshops, to the very existence of tripods, to photo-journalism, to competition rules, to studios … says otherwise.   It all started with an exquisite piece of writing by Thorsten von Overgaard sent to me by Philippe, which begins with […]

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Aug 18

#1133. More London Photography. Fluid Architecture?

By pascaljappy | Opinion

I’ve been photographing London for as long as I’ve had access to a camera. It’s always fascinated me for its shape-shifting architectural abilities. Are those threatening its appeal, now, though?   To me, the spectrum of “architectural” travel photography covers at least three stages, each equally interesting but attracting different types of creators and spectators […]

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Aug 03

#1130. Celebrating a wasp which does not sting

By Pascal Ollier | Opinion

Among the icons that define the Italian peninsula, one which was developed shortly after World War II definitely stands high, the Vespa Scooter. Its inception recently featured in a Netflix movie as the famous motorcycle celebrates its 75th birthday this year; that has prompted the AutoWorld center in Brussels to put up a spectacular exhibition […]

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Apr 19

#1110. What Photography has over Video: Quick Wins

By pascaljappy | Opinion

To my eyes, filmmaking offers far more possibilities for deep storytelling than photography does, limited as it is by its single-frame relationship to time and essentially evocative levers. But there’s one aspect of photography that’s probably significantly more satisfying. Brief thought coming up.   Editing is what gives video its edge over photography. It allows […]

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Mar 22

#1101. NFTs: When Blockchain Meets Art

By pascaljappy | Opinion

Trust. A global lack of it has fueled a swell of technological ideas aimed at geting rid of the “untrustworthy middle-man”. Blockchain is the most famous and likely to have an impact on our lives and Bitcoin has been the poster child for a financial application of blockchain for the past decade. But what happens […]

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