#199. Should we still be collecting lenses ?

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Close to the top of the traditional photographer’s 10 commandments was “covet thy not thy camera but keep all your good lenses forever“. On paper, it made perfect sense. Lenses are expensive but lose little value (almost none if you … Continue reading

#197. Talking with masters : Paula Chamlee & Michael Smith on photographic vision (part 2)

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Part 1 of this interview was published here. Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee, 2 reputed photographers from Pennsylvania share their wisdom on developing and honing photographic vision. At the end of the interview is a very special surprise that … Continue reading

#195. Talking with the Masters : Paula Chamlee and Michael Smith on photographic vision (1/2)

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For this second episode in our new series of interviews of the great photographers of our time, I’m really proud to publish a long and fascinating discussion with Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee. Michael and Paula are husband and … Continue reading

#187. Of Kiwis and time

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“Whatcha photographing mate?” It’s early November and I am standing on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront, close to the Maori-named national museum, Te Papa. The weather is overcast and I’m not sure how to answer this curious local. “Dunno. I’ll know when … Continue reading

#179. Talking with Master Photographers (1) : Hans Strand

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This post is the first in a new series where I’ll be asking questions to photographers I particularly admire about their vision, their craft and a few tips for the rest of the world. For this first episode, I chose … Continue reading

#177. Fun test : Leica glass on CCD vs Kit lens on CMOS, anyone ?

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Many discontented Leica aficionados argued that the new (M240) couldn’t match the image quality from the M9 and attributed the regression to the CMOS sensor of the newer model being inferior to the older CCD sensor in the M9. Note … Continue reading

#170. A pond, a pond, my D800 for a pond

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Hi everyone, here is a new guest post from one of my friends and neighbours Philippe V, who happens to be a wildlife expert who recently build a large pond in his garden to photograph aquatic fauna. Philippe V is … Continue reading