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photostarts

Has a website at https://www.johnlewell.com/
Joined on Nov 1, 2012
About me:

John Lewell is the editor of photostartsheet.com, a mini-directory of organised links for photographers. He is a street photographer and is author of several books, including the new Kindle eBook "Street Photography Is Cool."

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Suppose you were the only person on the street without a camera...and everyone else had a lovely Fuji X100V...and they all had the shooting style of Tatsuo Suzuki (whose work I admire). It would be pretty hellish, wouldn't it?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2020 at 11:01 UTC as 59th comment
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photostarts: It looks like Sony are banking on this to be a best-seller, given the relatively low price. The specs are amazing, so I think they're probably right.

It's really funny that I'm a Canon user.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 18:28 UTC

It looks like Sony are banking on this to be a best-seller, given the relatively low price. The specs are amazing, so I think they're probably right.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 14:40 UTC as 441st comment | 2 replies

As a street photographer I must say I really enjoyed this compilation. I like the way it bursts into colour at the turn of the twentieth century, but, more than that, I think it gives a sense of civilisation hurtling into the future at astonishing velocity.

However, most of the photos are not great examples of street photography, although the final shot of Anna Soubry MP being harassed (or "interviewed") in London is excellent.

Incidentally: "1951 - Street in Cambridge, England," should be "1951 - Street in Oxford, England." (The photo features the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin). There is a difference between these two university cities!

Link | Posted on May 27, 2019 at 11:23 UTC as 3rd comment

A few years ago I was commissioned by a publisher to write a book on Aperture 4. "Just write about Aperture 3, then, when 4 comes out, update it quickly and we'll get it into the stores."

Hmm. I shouldn't have listened but I wrote the book as requested and we waited...and waited... until eventually Apple admitted it was going to abandon any further development of Aperture.

The reason? Shortage of ready cash? Surely not? It's just the way Apple operates. For example, my iPad 1 still worked perfectly, but it rapidly became useless because Apple stopped upgrading its iOS.

I still run Aperture 3 on a Mac simply because I have several libraries of archived images which I like to view occasionally. I much prefer my Dell XPS for just about everything else. I have abandoned Apple -- and I wish I'd never bought either the iPad or the Mac in the first place.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 14:19 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

I think the video on Kickstarter says it all: "...with a focus set to ETERNITY." Eternity? Infinity? What's the difference? I'm out.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 15:04 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply
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