#856. Charming Chantilly

#856. Charming Chantilly

Where to start about this small town about 30 minutes from Paris by train. This is what Wikipedia has to say about this lovely medieval town. “Chantilly is a commune in the Oise department in the valley of the Nonette in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. Surrounded by Chantilly

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#641. Finding Solace.

#641. Finding Solace.

Adrian Turner: I recently wrote about my lack of inspiration following a particularly challenging period in my life, that left me feeling emotionally drained and creatively barren. My inspiration came from an hour of introspection whilst I photographed abstract architecture in Singapore, and led to a reassurance that all interest

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#640. On (un-destination) location: Sydney

#640. On (un-destination) location: Sydney

Following in the footsteps of previous un-destination articles, it occurred to me, I often plan and sometimes travel hours or days to visit and shoot far away places, so why not stay put and showcase my own city “A Place I’ve called home” for many years; Sydney.     For

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#636. On (un-destination) location : Le Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris

#636. On (un-destination) location : Le Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris

A while back, 4 months ago according to our WordPress back office, we ran an article describing the importance of exhausting your subject to get the best out of it. The location used to illustrate this was the Louis Vuitton foundation, an airy display of glass spinnakers and arched wooden

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#630. Un-destination Provence : a day around Etang de Berre

#630. Un-destination Provence : a day around Etang de Berre

Marseilles strikes me as the ideal location for a photographic workshop. With a huge variety of subjects, impressive weather stats and easy access, but having not yet suffered the fate of Iceland as the obligatory go to destination for the serious tog, it strikes a perfect balance for anyone in

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#602. The Road to Montechiari

#602. The Road to Montechiari

This is a lovely guest post by Jens Kotlenga devoted to a topic that really inspires us here on DS :un-destination. Jens is an educator by profession, a traveller by choice and a photographer by heart. He picked up photography from his parents and started doing commercial work in his

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#598. To create you best photographs, you must exhaust your subject

#598. To create you best photographs, you must exhaust your subject

When you think it’s over, there’s usually a lot more to find.   The secret to great photographs is the same as the secret to any great achievement. In Albert Einstein’s words, 1% inspiration 99% perspiration.   The difference between the low impact snap and the striking gallery image is

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#592. 6 hours in Nîmes

#592. 6 hours in Nîmes

  What makes DearSusan unique for me are the deeply conceptual insights, the unfathomable comparisons, the soulful interrogations about the whither of our passions… Well, I thought, it is time for lighter fare. In this case, a quick in-and-out in Nîmes, in the Southern region of Languedoc. Nîmes is a

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#582. Un-destination photography in Aigues-Mortes, France

#582. Un-destination photography in Aigues-Mortes, France

We recently argued that lesser-known locations provide as much, if not more, opportunity for great photography than the iconic places of beauty many photographers rush to in the hope of creating masterpieces. This is our first attempts at proving out point. Philippe and I recently joined up for a 2

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#579. On Un-destination photography

#579. On Un-destination photography

We all know about destination weddings. The place you NEED to go (and have all your friends and family join you) for that purrfect wedding. Well, we have destination photography, too. The places you NEED to go to take that purrfect shot. The ice chunks of Jökulsalon, in Iceland, the

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