Category Archives for "Opinion"

Oct 20

#167. (In defense of) More blur

By pascaljappy | Opinion

Hi every one. Here is a third contribution from our South African friend Paul Perton, a pro photographer from Cape Town who is defending our rights to make blurs a part of our art! Go Paul! I particularly like the notion that there are many types of blurs and as many ways of producing them. […]

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Oct 11

#162. Finding consistency in style (?)

By pascaljappy | Opinion

Consistency of style is an important distinction between amateurs and true artists. An Ansel Adams print is immediately recognisable, as are the works of many other famous names. Whereas amateurs often have no style of their own or have too many, exploring various appealing alleys simultaneously. I believe modern image manipulation software is partly responsible […]

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Oct 06

#160. Unsharp – No mask

By pascaljappy | Opinion

This is a new article by Paul Perton, who shares a love of fuzzy images with yours truly 😉 === A couple of years ago, I (re)discovered manual lenses, after many years of using cameras with auto-everything. In moments, my photography changed as I learned that a much more deliberate approach would be necessary for […]

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Sep 29

#159. Goodnight moon

By pascaljappy | Opinion

Last saturday, we went out for a family meal by the sea in La Ciotat and the moon was lighting the clouds in spectacular fashion. All I had with me to capture the moment was my telephone and the results (which I like in daytime) were beyond horrible. Needless to say, I despised myself for […]

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Jan 06

#137. When is it art ?

By pascaljappy | News , Opinion

Which of the two pictures below (if any) would you consider to be art ? Both are quick evaluations of the potential of a panorama, to determine whether it is worth spending more time on the picture or not. The first, above, is a quick and dirty alignment in Photoshop (showing all my technical transgressions […]

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