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Category Archives: Philosophy of photography

Where Are The Aesthetic Choices in a Digital Age?

I remember having strong feelings about the Olympus “Art Filters” when they were first introduced to their DSLRs. They seemed like a cheap gimmick, a non-reversible and overdone effects filter producing ugly jpegs –  a very unserious form of photography. I now believe Olympus should have been applauded for at least attempting to address a […]

An Unreserved Recommendation – LensWork eBooks

Apologies, dear blog followers, for the period of silence. I took myself off to Rhodes for a week of R&R. Making a conscious decision to not leave the hotel/villa/spa complex, the photographic opportunities were limited.  This was fine, expected. But the week off was not a waste, photographically, such was the impact I felt from […]

The Death of Film – A Dream

I had a dream last night that can only be about the death of film. Myself and a group of photographers – some young, some old – met in the foyer of a shiny skyscraper.  Me were introduced to a besuited a host who led us into a lift, then a cable car that took […]

10 Unique Photographic Visual Phenomena

Great minds have debated the ‘photography as art’ issue. I’m not going to touch on that. And various theorists have no doubt pondered the differences if cognitive function when taking an instantaneous and reproducible photograph compared to spending weeks on creating a single oil painting. I’m not going to go there either. All I’m going […]