#788. Monday Post (19 Nov 2018) – Printswapping

#788. Monday Post (19 Nov 2018) – Printswapping

That’s one word, like trainspotting, please. Two would make it an act, I wanna talk about the concept. And project.     Sooo, continuing my two obsessive themes of the year, printing and (collecting) art, as means of becoming a better photographer … here are some thoughts behind printswapping.  

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#787. Digitization vs digitalization in photography – an opportunity in waiting?

#787. Digitization vs digitalization in photography – an opportunity in waiting?

Digital photography essentially replaced the chemical process in film with a discrete electronic process in sensors. That’s digitizing. The same can be said of scanning a negative or slide. File quality might not be the same, but the end result is a series of 0s and 1s, rather than a

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#785. Monday Post (12 Nov 2018) – When you are lighter, you can climb higher… or vice-versa

#785. Monday Post (12 Nov 2018) – When you are lighter, you can climb higher… or vice-versa

DearSusan is a travel photo blog, but, if you think that the title of this post means I am taking you hiking, this is pure deceit on my part. Besides, if I did take you hiking, the possibility of it triggering a tsunami somewhere like Papua is altogether too great

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#783. Reviewing the Zeiss Loxia 25

#783. Reviewing the Zeiss Loxia 25

I must be getting rusty. As the time comes to write a review of the Zeiss Loxia 25 that co-author Philippe so kindly lent me for a 2-week trip to Japan, words fail me. The thing is, there isn’t a lot to say about this lens, if you stick to

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#777. Monday Post (15 October 2018) 341 – a milestone of sorts.

#777. Monday Post (15 October 2018) 341 – a milestone of sorts.

341 – Three for one. That’s what you’re getting today.     Post number 777 and to mark the occasion, three items, one from each of us. I suppose it was inevitable that the mention of threesomes would worm its way into our pre-publication discussions, leaving me (at least) puzzled

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#776. Monday Post (8 October 2018) Cleaning up after Photokina and the SBH goes to Singapore

#776. Monday Post (8 October 2018) Cleaning up after Photokina and the SBH goes to Singapore

Photokina is done and all the new cameras and lenses are slowly finding their way into reviewers’ hands and some into stores, no doubt filling the early adopters with delight. So, time for a quick look at some of the highlights.     Top of the expectation list, Nikon’s mirrorless

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#775. Does collecting art make you a better photographer?

#775. Does collecting art make you a better photographer?

The spectrum of relationships to photography runs very wide. The plumpest section of the bell curve is devoted to recording events and places for a purely personal notebook use : birthdays, family reunions, selfied or unselfied travels, graduations, … The driving force behind this is mainly social. Many asian travelers

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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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#769. Monday Post (17 Sept 2018) Of landscape photographers but landmark cameras. Why the Hasselblad X1D is a landmark camera!

#769. Monday Post (17 Sept 2018) Of landscape photographers but landmark cameras. Why the Hasselblad X1D is a landmark camera!

There are good cameras, there are remarkable cameras, and there are landmark cameras. For example, the Nikon D850 does everything very well indeed, at levels unthinkable just a couple of years ago. It is a remarkable camera, as DS contributor Dallas can attest to. That said, it is not a

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#768. Should you print your photographs at home?

#768. Should you print your photographs at home?

According to Wikipedia, DIY culture, with its grassroots societal overtones, spans a range of activities that includes Kit Cars (science fiction in a country overrun by administration such as France), naked cycling events, guerilla gardening, anarcho-punk and cult of the dead cow. But not home printing. I wonder why. It

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