#786. Am I going crazy? (Using an inexpensive phone)

#786. Am I going crazy? (Using an inexpensive phone)

Dear Susan member Pascal has written before about the rise of the camera phone and his appreciation for it’s simplicity. They have certainly captured the imagination of the consumer market, and have essentially killed off low end pocket cameras, leaving camera makers like Panasonic and Sony moving increasingly upmarket with

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#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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#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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#774. Splendour in the Hebrides

#774. Splendour in the Hebrides

Like many of us over the years I’ve seen numerous television programs exploring the ancient Hebridean Islands. Our exploration took place upon this old converted mackerel trawler. Having said this Splendour lives up to her name. The food served aboard is some of the best the 8 of us have

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#758. The Standard British Handful; Fuji’s 16-55 zoom

#758. The Standard British Handful; Fuji’s 16-55 zoom

  I thought I’d done with zoom lenses some years ago, when the Sony NEX showed me just how many quality images I could shoot with manual prime lenses and a little more personal application. I’m convinced that this simple symbiosis had a radical impact on my photography and so,

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#752. The Kimberley Coast – North Western Australia

#752. The Kimberley Coast – North Western Australia

The destination is the Berkeley River Lodge, Kimberley, Western Australia. Access to the Lodge is only by air, luggage is limited to 10kg plus a small personal bag, so choice of camera gear was critical. Prior to booking I’d negotiated an extra 5 kgs which helped for camera gear. Berkeley

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#749. A photographic trip to the Dolomites

#749. A photographic trip to the Dolomites

I recently had the opportunity to extend a business trip for a short weekend in the Dolomites. This region, located in the North East of Italy, is a very popular place for tourists. It is also much appreciated by landscape photographers for its photogenic potential.     Two days is

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#743. The X-H1. Has Fuji hit the target?  Three opinions.

#743. The X-H1. Has Fuji hit the target? Three opinions.

Kaiman Wong (Kai W) calls it a beast. An acknowledged street photographer true, but jizzing around in the rain outside a new(ish) building at 1 New Change in the City of London is hardly a decent test.   There are now three X-H1s in the hands of our contributors and

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#723. Travel and Street Photography in Bangkok: Get Lost!

#723. Travel and Street Photography in Bangkok: Get Lost!

This article is the third and final in a series discussing different aspects of street photography in Asian cities.  Previous articles covered the importance of manners and how you approach people in Kuala Lumpur, and my preference for short tele focal lengths in Phnom Penh.  This article from Bangkok discusses

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