#778. What’s in my bag? (episode 1)

#778. What’s in my bag? (episode 1)

Quick intro to this series (Pascal) : There have been many writers on DS, some regular, some on and off . We though it would be interesting for us to describe what we carry around during our shooting sessions, to highlight the vast differences between all of our approaches to

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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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#755. In defense of smartphone photography, again ;)

#755. In defense of smartphone photography, again ;)

Not that it needs me, mind you. The crushing statistics would suggest traditional photography is the one in dire need of support. But I’d like to put in a few words in favour of photography done with a smartphone, rather than smartphone photography. A couple of days ago, Paul mentioned

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#715. Monday Post (23 April 2018) – Finding a useful spot for my Smartphone in my photographic workflow

#715. Monday Post (23 April 2018) – Finding a useful spot for my Smartphone in my photographic workflow

Dullite ! The term, a contraction of Luddite and dullard, was coined by Lee “Captain” Anderton and Rob “Chappers” Chapman, the two men jointly responsible for wasting more of my life online than anyone else before. It’s also how I felt until recently, realising the photographic opportunity offered by Smartphones

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#707. Rebooting DS

#707. Rebooting DS

A long time coming, night terrors, sweaty palms, constant fear. But it’s been worth it. I hope. Those of you who are faithful readers will know that DearSusan is a collaborative blog and that 10 of us take turns at writing fresh articles about topics that are dear to us

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#676. Monday Post (11 Dec 2017) – De Laude iPhone

#676. Monday Post (11 Dec 2017) – De Laude iPhone

In 1492, German Renaissance abbot Johannes Trithemius took a break from his numerous fields of research to write his “De Laure Scriptorum” (in praise of scribes) letter, to defend the (then) dying breed of scribes, whose expertise (knowing how to read and write) had been battered into redundancy for decades

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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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#646. Missed by that much : power to the Schnauzer

#646. Missed by that much : power to the Schnauzer

Sometimes, you take aim, you miss by a small margin and it’s very frustrating. Sometimes, however, the miss is so grotesque, so unfathomably vast, that it becomes hilarious.     I believe the Smartphone industry, camera section, is trying its very bestest to fall into the second, far more comical,

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#644. Losing inspiration. Can it be good for you?

#644. Losing inspiration. Can it be good for you?

That’s me in the corner That’s me in the spot light, I’m Losing inspiration. Trying to keep up with you And I don’t know if I can do it Oh no, I’ve said too much     I haven’t said enough … As Adrian recently put it, personal troubles can

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#597. Monday post, 22 May 2017 – Are we totally lost?

#597. Monday post, 22 May 2017 – Are we totally lost?

Around DearSusan (DS)’s founder, let’s call him Mr PJ (no, no connection to sleepwear), photographers have congregated from around the world. Mr PP (no, not post-processing), Mr BH (no, not Mr B&H, don’t I wish..), Mr SM (no, not S&M..), Mr AB (no, not testing), and yours truly, let’s call

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