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Newest Podcasts From Defend The Darkroom!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Defend the Darkroom is an amazing podcast about inspiration, desire, drive and creativity hosted by Paulette Michayluk. The most recent two of Paulette’s interviews stuck with us here at TCS and we wanted to share them with you! Check out Defend the Darkroom with Barbara Astman as well as Defend the Darkroom with George Webber!

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New Nikkor S Series Lenses!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Nikon users, we have some exciting news for you! Nikon has unveiled two exciting additions to the rapidly expanding Nikkor Z lens lineup. The ultra-wide angle Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, which is the world’s shortest and lightest full-frame f/2.8 zoom lens with a 14mm field of view enabling a versatile range to capture expansive views including cityscapes, landscapes, astrophotography and more! As well as, the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S which is a paramount fast-aperture prime lens engineered for optical excellence to help Z series users achieve unrivalled power, exceptional sharpness and show-stopping bokeh. These new, full-frame S-Line lenses are ready to bring superior optical performance to Nikon Z mount creators!

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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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