Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New interview about photography

The site DearSusan (the title refers to Susan Sontag, who wrote a classic book about photography) has interviewed me about photography.

[Pascal] What’s your point of view on gear ? Does it matter to you or are you not interested ?
[Eolake] I love gear.
Many artists of any medium have often been very interested in tools and how they get, and use, the best, to best express themselves.
On the other hand, one can also buy a simple, but good camera, and only work with that for years with everything set to automatic, and possibly do excellent work. (Though it greatly helps to know well the limitations of that particular camera, and the limitations of automation!)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

"12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans", article.

This is some of the best advice I have ever seen collected in one article.

There is an important hole in the ereader market

Here is an article on my e-reader blog containing a petition to Amazon for making a compact e-reader.

This, to me, this is about right sized, 5.5-6 inch screen and thin bezel.  There is a hole in the market between normal phones, which have too-small screens, and e-readers, almost all of which are too large to hold comfortably for long with one hand.

This is a Nokia Lumia 1520. I got it for the screen size, but to my delightful surprise the camera is at least as good as the famous Lumia 1020!