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#771. Saturday Quickie – Spring in the Fynbos

#771. Saturday Quickie – Spring in the Fynbos

Spring’s not quite here down on the Southern Tip, but the fynbos is already showing out and a quick Saturday post seemed like a great idea.           We only got back from our Spanish eat-athon (with the UK-based rest of the family) a couple of days

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#770. Printing saga update n°1: the poetry of a b200

#770. Printing saga update n°1: the poetry of a b200

GAS update : 10 minutes into my noble printing quest, and I’m out 300 bucks. Snafu. And my next update might be in a while. It all started with the best of intentions: testing. Since Canon printers are known for: being tolerant of longish periods of sleep being easy to

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#760. Nikon Z6 & Z7 : Criticism and praise!

#760. Nikon Z6 & Z7 : Criticism and praise!

The full release includes: the Z6, essentially a mirrorless D750 and A7 III competitor, the Z7, essentially a mirroless D850 and A7RIII competitor.   For comparisons between the two models, check out this link: Nikon Z6 vs Z7 My analysis : In a nutshell, this is a very-low-risk strategy, as

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#742. A great South African has died

#742. A great South African has died

  David Goldblatt left us yesterday. The scorch marks he leaves on South Africa’s photography, our society, history, our politicians, politics as a whole and the entire mining industry will be visible for decades to come.   I first encountered David’s work in the late 1970s, when I bought two

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#721. Finding the week links in photography #1

#721. Finding the week links in photography #1

Welcome to the DS Curatorium. Enter at your own peril.     This experiment in content curation has multiple goals, and we would be grateful for any feedback about them. The idea is to provide a set of links to articles, videos or other forms of content we have found

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#707. Rebooting DS

#707. Rebooting DS

A long time coming, night terrors, sweaty palms, constant fear. But it’s been worth it. I hope. Those of you who are faithful readers will know that DearSusan is a collaborative blog and that 10 of us take turns at writing fresh articles about topics that are dear to us

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#678. Begining DearSusan’s first collaborative project : “Let there be Light”

#678. Begining DearSusan’s first collaborative project : “Let there be Light”

What’s the main difference between these 4 shots ?     Same scene, same period, same camera, same point of view, same lens, same tog. Only the light is different : top-ish & diffuse, from the right, from the left, dull. The effect on the golden trees and the hills

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#666. Let there be Light, to begin beastly projects.

#666. Let there be Light, to begin beastly projects.

Our last triple digit post (#555. A Force for positive change) was a success. In it, we argued that a community was stronger than the sum of its parts and that most of you reading DS were better at something photographic than most other people. We asked you to recognize

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#593. Future Photography Workshops / Photographic Experiences at DearSusan’s ?

#593. Future Photography Workshops / Photographic Experiences at DearSusan’s ?

So, we regularly get asked about our future workshops. What happened to Paris V2 ? What happened to Berlin ? Amsterdam, Marseilles, London, Singapore, Tokyo, Iceland …     I’ve been giving it a lot of thought, lately. The thing is … workshops are largely dead and largely boring. Yes,

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#577. Information design, psychology and becoming a great photographer

#577. Information design, psychology and becoming a great photographer

NOTE: This was published on April 1rst … Never underestimate the quiet introvert. One of them has just revolutionized how we should think about learning photography or, for that matter, any creative pursuit. Up to now, the age-old 10 000 hour bitch-rule instructed us to put in hard, endless hours

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