#852. ChiKi challenge results: the vibe tribe has spoken.

#852. ChiKi challenge results: the vibe tribe has spoken.

  This is one way to see it: in the book of Genesis, it is written: “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. This is as good a

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#842. Monday Post (08 April 2019) – The Ch’i-Ki challenge

#842. Monday Post (08 April 2019) – The Ch’i-Ki challenge

The results are in, and the Haiku challenge has turned up amazing shots by DS contributors. Previous challenges, the same. Not wanting to let Pascal have all the fun, I thought I should try my hand at this. So here goes: In China, the concept of ch’i matters. It is

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#841. The Visual Haiku challenge. Results are in.

#841. The Visual Haiku challenge. Results are in.

12 talented photographers take on the challenge of creating photographs to represent the visual equivalent of Japanese poetry’s haiku.

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#816. Traveling Vietnam

#816. Traveling Vietnam

In late 2010, I traveled from Hanoi to Hue, to Ho Chi Minh City, jumped to Phu Quoc island and back, and made a boat trip all the way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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#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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#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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#765. The photographic value of scarcity

#765. The photographic value of scarcity

There are two approaches to photography that strongly conflict with one another. I don’t believe one is inherently better than the other, though my feet are firmly in one camp. But it seems to me that one can lead to the other, while the other way around is impossible.  

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#728. Every story tells a picture – American girl in Italy, Florence

#728. Every story tells a picture – American girl in Italy, Florence

Last week, The Eye of Photography published the very interesting article Ninalee Allen Craig, the beauty in Ruth Orkin’s famous photo of Florence, dies at 90. The photo in question is below and, instead of publishing the link in our weekly list, I wanted to discuss it separately because it

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#722. Monday Quickie (14 May 2018) – In defense of digital manipulation

#722. Monday Quickie (14 May 2018) – In defense of digital manipulation

Is nothing sacred anymore? First a mention of stripping the Monday Post of its “regular” status. Then this sacrilegious title. And all in defense of a sinful photographic activity : digital manipulation.     The puritan attitude of many juries and critics of photography has always been a source of

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#671. Opinion – What serious photographer would use a phone camera ?

#671. Opinion – What serious photographer would use a phone camera ?

Sometimes Dear Susan articles are the result of private debate between it’s contributors; sometimes it is something that triggers inspiration and the desire for one of us to talk about something.  Pascal has recently been telling us and Dear Susan’s readers how much he likes using his Korean fancy from

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