#1266. Rethinking our perfect cameras
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by pascaljappy
4d ago
Two very different views about photographic gear ?   In post #518, over 6 years ago, I proposed that camera manufacturers wisen up to the fact that most of us walk around with supercomputers donning superb screens, in our pockects. And lamented that, instead of fulfilling its promise of simplifying life, digital had made photography […] Posted on DearSusan by pascaljappy ..read more
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#1265. A few thoughts on contrast
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by pascaljappy
4d ago
Much of what we do in photography to create a visual style comes down to contrast management. Yet we rarely give it the prominence it deserves in our thought process.   Contrast needs to be defined between two areas. The contrast between two pixels refers to their difference in luminance or in colour. The term […] Posted on DearSusan by pascaljappy ..read more
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#1264. Time it like Bresson (Henri Cartier)
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by pascaljappy
1w ago
Can Henri Cartier-Bresson’s signature be reduced to the decisive moment he made famous? His photographs, his quotes and his modus operandi all scream a resounding NO! ?   You say Henri-Cartier Bresson, you hear decisive moment. An ability to click at the right moment, at the height of the emotional potential of a scene. Many […] Posted on DearSusan by pascaljappy ..read more
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#1263. Learning Colour Photography in London
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by pascaljappy
1w ago
There’s this new thing kids are talking about, colour. Maybe this monochrome addict should try it?   In a desperate attempt to learn some new tricks, this old monkey has decided to tackle colour. All our reality is made up of colour, so, really, how hard can it be? Point and shoot and have a […] Posted on DearSusan by pascaljappy ..read more
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#1262. Are camera sensors getting better?
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by pascaljappy
3w ago
It depends on your functional highlights, I guess.   On the one hand, it would be arrogant – not to mention, wrong – to claim that Sony’s (or Tower Jazz or …) reseach and production lines have been stagnant for the past decade. On the other, it’s equally hard to deny that many artists – […] Posted on DearSusan by pascaljappy ..read more
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#1261. I wish I’d taken that shot (fine art vs meaning?)
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by pascaljappy
3w ago
Should we think “I wish I’d taken that shot” when viewing great photographs?   I think there’s an important distinction to make between photographs we admire, and photographs we wish we’d made ourselves. Most of the photographs in the typical “most influential” lists are great photographs. Admirable, useful, impactful. Typically, though, there are very few […] Posted on DearSusan by pascaljappy ..read more
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#1259. Red filter for b&w photography. Glass or digital?
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by pascaljappy
1M ago
The question came up in a recent comment exchange. I had to try it out.   The author of that comment mentioned using colour filters on his digital camera for b&w photography. Given the very different nature of a filmstock and a Bayer-filtered digital sensor, that really surprised me (although it would make perfect sense […] Posted on DearSusan by pascaljappy ..read more
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#1258. To zoom or not to zoom, that is the question.
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by Pascal Ollier
1M ago
The recent couple of posts on simplicity/complexity resonated with me in a particular way. When I started taking pictures some 30 odd years ago, I went for all-out simplicity.   A body, a zoom lens and voilà! No need to change the lens, no need to focus, just P.H.D. (press here, dummy!).   Since I […] Posted on DearSusan by Pascal Ollier ..read more
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#1257. It’s Paris, Baby!
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by Chris Stump
1M ago
So my son and I flew to Paris to meet up with my wife, who was there for work. What a wonderful week of restaurants, museums, and shops.   After a decades long career in photography and related endeavors I don’t shoot professionally anymore, or at all for that matter. But the upcoming trip gave me […] Posted on DearSusan by Chris Stump ..read more
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#1256. The Importance of Colour in the Work of Saul Leiter, William Eggleston and Joel Meyerowitz. Not.
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by pascaljappy
1M ago
I did not write this article. ChatGPT did.   Colour plays a vital role in the work of photographers Saul Leiter, William Eggleston, and Joel Meyerowitz. Each artist uses colour in a distinct and meaningful way, creating a unique visual experience for the viewer.   Saul Leiter was a pioneer in the use of colour […] Posted on DearSusan by pascaljappy ..read more
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