#822. A Pwint is born. And the bleak(?) future of #PrintSwap.

#822. A Pwint is born. And the bleak(?) future of #PrintSwap.

With every DearSusan contributor finally running a fully functionnal printer, it’s time to reboot the #Printswap project. Or to kill it off?

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#800. Monday Post (17 Dec 2018) – My 3 photographic aha moments of 2018.

#800. Monday Post (17 Dec 2018) – My 3 photographic aha moments of 2018.

Aha moments shape how we live our lives. DearSusan looks back at 3 determining aha photpgraphic moments of 2018.

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#793. Monday Post (3 Dec 2018) – Only a bit OT

#793. Monday Post (3 Dec 2018) – Only a bit OT

Hating Lightroom.   Hoping Luminar’s next release is mainstream usable.   Still having issues with ON1 RAW’s blowsy attitude.   Wanting RAW Power to get yet more traction.   Thinking Capture 1 V12 might be the tipping point.         It’s Sunday afternoon. I’m printing, or at least

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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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#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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#767. Recent new camera announcements from Nikon, Canon, and even Zeiss have me asking “why?”

#767. Recent new camera announcements from Nikon, Canon, and even Zeiss have me asking “why?”

Who, I wonder to myself, is buying these new cameras and lenses and, again, why? Are they more capable? Depends on your definition. Large of sensor while incrementally smaller and lighter than their predecessors? Appear to be. But, towards what end? What are enough of us doing with these state-of-the-art

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#766. Monday Post (10 Sep 2018) – How do we make better use of our gear ?

#766. Monday Post (10 Sep 2018) – How do we make better use of our gear ?

Convergence. And multiple hat tips. The ingredients for this story follow : Two days ago some travel albums I had printed of my recent trip to Scotland turned up on my doorstep. These contain a majority of photographs made with my Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S9) and some 30% of photographs

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#733. Monitor calibration for the truly un-gifted

#733. Monitor calibration for the truly un-gifted

This is a guest post by Chris Stump about a topic we too often brush under the carpet. The author is a former colorlab owner living in mid-coast Maine with his wife and young son. He attempts to navigate the post-film world on a fickle DSL connection, and posts photo related observations on chrisstump.com. Thanks

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#429. Ming Thein on Vision, Eye Training and Image Quality

#429. Ming Thein on Vision, Eye Training and Image Quality

Ming Thein needs no introduction. His website is one of the most interesting stops for anyone interested in photography and I feel Ming has one of the most consistent styles out there. Ming is also an educator whose articles are insightful and very clear. We met in Oberkochen during a

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