#801. A photo trip to Japan – part 1

#801. A photo trip to Japan – part 1

Like every country with a rich culture and history, Japan offers many facets to the visitor. Unlike most countries, though, it exposes a layering of ties between past and present and the contrast between modernism and past is very striking, a fact I only barely scratched the surface of, during

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#799. What’s in my bag? Part 1

#799. What’s in my bag? Part 1

I doubt I can put a figure to it, but there have been any number of times I’ve left the house, kitted-up for an early morning, or evening shoot only to be en route to my chosen location and discover my most important item of all has been left behind.

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#798. A walk in the drizzle in Paris on a Sunday morning.

#798. A walk in the drizzle in Paris on a Sunday morning.

This article is in a similar vain to one another I wrote #618. A walk in Paris on a winters morning Walking in the rain or drizzle is something I normally wouldn’t contemplate, let alone go to shoot. Paris is different, I’m not sure why maybe it’s the love affair

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#795. What’s (in) my bags ? (Pascal)

#795. What’s (in) my bags ? (Pascal)

In this series, the DearSusan editorial team shares what’s in their camera bags. Today’s, it’s Frugal Pascal’s turn.

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#794. What’s In My Bag (Dallas) ?

#794. What’s In My Bag (Dallas) ?

  How things change in 12 months! I started writing this article in October 2017 and didn’t get around to finishing it. 2018 text is in italics.     Whats in my Bag?   Well, that depends greatly on what I’m shooting, which pretty much goes for all of us

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#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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