Ten Thousand Cups of Tea

 By John Veldhoen


Louie Villanueva’s “Ten Thousand Cups of Tea” links a considerate grammar of image-making to his pleasing aesthetic, self-assuredly defying reduction. His photographs excite me, probably because I don’t exactly understand them. I am far too literal, Louie is subtle and complicated, confident, and his pictures exhibit a range of emotions that an elder voice in our community referred to as poetic. I am challenged by a picture of a bumper sticker in this book that asks the witness to “honk if you know that you don’t exist”. The dyad of possibilities puts me at odds with what may be Lou’s way of looking at things, given that I am hard as stone on the issue, like Dr. Johnson’s famous “appeal to the stone” (big fan). All’s that I know is I sure as heck love these photos, and I am proud to sell this book at the store. And I own a copy of it. I am privileged to be able to ask Louie some questions about this work. So, I sent some questions: 

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A Dream For Videographers! The New Sony A7S III!

 By Ryley Smith

The wait is finally over! Sony has released the long-awaited addition to its acclaimed Alpha 7S full-frame mirrorless camera series⁠, the Sony Alpha 7S III! A dream for videographers, this camera comes with a bunch of impressive video recording capabilities including 4K 120p, a new heat-dissipating mechanism, a new autofocus system, and so much more. The A7S III was beautifully designed for creatives and is carving a special space for itself in the camera world! Now, let’s see how it measures up when put to the test by TCSTV. 

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Nikon Firmware Updates!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Nikon has some exciting news for those with a Z50, Z6 and Z7. New firmware updates!! From added Animal Detection in the Z50 2.00 Firmware to added support for Nikon Z mount TC-1.4x/TC-2.0x teleconverters for all three cameras, and a whole lot in between! Check out the details of each firmware update for the Nikon Z50, Z6 and Z7.

 

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