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Nov 01

#1320. More thoughts on system building

By pascaljappy | How-To

How to choose lenses, cameras and accessories should be your decision, not the market’s.   Judging by the comments and email my last post elicited, I can’t have done a great job of explaining my subtractive approach to system building 😉 But first, let’s draw a line between collectors and photographers. Both represent valid hobbies, […]

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Feb 03

#1266. Rethinking our perfect cameras

By pascaljappy | Opinion

Two very different views about photographic gear 🙂   In post #518, over 6 years ago, I proposed that camera manufacturers wisen up to the fact that most of us walk around with supercomputers donning superb screens, in our pockects. And lamented that, instead of fulfilling its promise of simplifying life, digital had made photography […]

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Oct 21

#1237. Creation = stress?

By pascaljappy | Opinion

This stress is one of many options to explain (male) photographer’s constant GAS 😉   Another quick post, to examine a thought that arose after listening to a HiFi dealer interview. My dealer. He explains that one of his customers, an orchestra conductor, owns an old and quite poor audio system. That man reconstructs the […]

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Aug 20

#1223. Week Links of Photography (20 Aug 2022)

By pascaljappy | Newsletter

Bucket lists vs adventure vs exploration, creative scientific photography, defining and understanding the Netflix look, Brenizer portraiture, the difficulty of shooting monochrome with a colour camera, a film photography star’s favourite camera (and it’s not a film camera), Kodak Gold in 120 celebrated, photography-centric smartphone announcements, AI in the arts, and a homage to Robert […]

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Aug 13

#1222. Week Links of Photography (13 Aug 2022)

By pascaljappy | Newsletter

Competitions aplenty, how to (really) become an expert, Lightroom’s hidden midtone slider, the liberating uses of auto-ISO, tips for printing better, a very worthwhile alternative to Instagram, alternatives to mirrorless digital cameras, and much more (including a call for help with my own printing).   To print, or not to print? That really is the […]

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Jun 25

#1213. Week Links of Photography (25 Jun 2022)

By pascaljappy | News

Cine lens on Leica M3, new film stock from Santa, creative photo competition winners, multiple videos about truth, and how to convey it in photographs, the ISS in front of the moon, Hasseblad ketchup, a 200mp cellphone in the making, La Gacilly, clarity vs texture, DIY digital camera, DIY film camera, the definitive recipe for […]

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