#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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#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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#730. Is this the best landscape photography location in the World?

#730. Is this the best landscape photography location in the World?

Well the title has I would think certainly grabbed your attention! Let the arguments begin. New Zealand is a photographer’s dream, it has an abundance of craggy snow covered mountains, majestic lakes, streams, rainforest, glaciers, fjords and in the North Island there are the geothermals. On this trip I was

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#709. Travel and Street Photography in Phnom Penh: keep your distance

#709. Travel and Street Photography in Phnom Penh: keep your distance

In the second of three articles looking at different aspects of street photography and street portraiture in different cities in South East Asia, I look at the choice of focal length and the effect on the relationship with subjects when taking street portraits in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  If you missed

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#701. Monday Post (5 March 2018) – New camera?

#701. Monday Post (5 March 2018) – New camera?

Can you remember a conversation like this over coffee, a few beers, or a casual lunch with a photo buddy?   “I think I’m going to buy a new camera. It’ll help me get some better images and grow my skills.”   It might, but chances are, it’ll spend as

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#700. Shooting game

#700. Shooting game

  Africa boasts an almost limitless list of places to go, things to see and do. Few are more immediately popular than the bush, where as close as an hour’s drive, or as far as a thousand kilometres, it is possible to get a real feeling of Africa at the

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#699. Travel and Street Photography in Kuala Lumpur: be polite

#699. Travel and Street Photography in Kuala Lumpur: be polite

Regular readers of Dear Susan may have seen previous articles I’ve written about Singapore and Penang, and finding inspiration in some of Singapore’s modern architecture. I’ve travelled in South East Asia for over a decade, and particularly enjoy visiting Asian cities for their culture clash of western modernity, Asian street

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#696. Monday Post (12 Feb 2018) – Ennui

#696. Monday Post (12 Feb 2018) – Ennui

Maybe I’m waiting for the annual visit of the Cape Doctor (south easterly wind) to end. Or maybe it’s the dangerous lack of rain and city-stopping drought we’re facing down here. I’m not sure.   What I do know is that my usual January/February morning forays have been few and

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#679. Monday Post (18 Dec 2017) – Loose Ends?

#679. Monday Post (18 Dec 2017) – Loose Ends?

  December. Christmas is already the elephant in the room and as I’ve been out of the DearSusan loop for a couple of weeks road tripping, my thoughts turn to the penultimate Monday Post and what I can contribute.     A quick check to ensure my facilities remain largely

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#675. Review – SilkyPix Studio Developer

#675. Review – SilkyPix Studio Developer

Here at Dear Susan there has been much discussion recently about raw development and editing software. There have been disgruntled mutterings about Apple’s Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and the monthly tax for continued access to your own catalogue, and various of Dear Susan’s contributors have tried some of the lesser known

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