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Mar 15

#1351. Grow with the Flow (2/2)

By pascaljappy | How-To

Part I focused on what flow is, according to science, and why you would want to incorporate it into your life. This second part provides pointers on how to induce flow in your life and your photography.   Whether flow will make you a better photographer depends on how you define better. It will allow […]

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Feb 14

#1347. Grow with the flow (1/2)

By pascaljappy | How-To

Putting to rest the mystical, getting into the neuroscience of flow, and how to use it in our photography.   Ironically, the very idea of flow creates a lot of resistance. Either because it is felt by some to be a mushy concept used by faux-gurus, or because of the impression that it requires some […]

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Aug 23

#1134. In Defense of Grabbing

By pascaljappy | Opinion

To me, the best photograph is unexpected. But a lot in our hobby, from carefully planned workshops, to the very existence of tripods, to photo-journalism, to competition rules, to studios … says otherwise.   It all started with an exquisite piece of writing by Thorsten von Overgaard sent to me by Philippe, which begins with […]

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Apr 19

#1110. What Photography has over Video: Quick Wins

By pascaljappy | Opinion

To my eyes, filmmaking offers far more possibilities for deep storytelling than photography does, limited as it is by its single-frame relationship to time and essentially evocative levers. But there’s one aspect of photography that’s probably significantly more satisfying. Brief thought coming up.   Editing is what gives video its edge over photography. It allows […]

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Jan 31

#960. On Satisficing

By Lad Sessions | Opinion

Photography is an infinite realm, with as at least as many different kinds of photographs as there are photographers. I want to paint in broad strokes a certain kind that is underrepresented on most photography sites, Dear Susan included, which I will call “satisficing.”     The term “satisficing” was introduced as early as 1947 […]

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