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    Mike Johnston's new "blog"

    Mike Johnston has started an on-line blog titled "The Online Phtographer".

    http://theonlinephotographer.blogspot.com/

    Besides Johnston, the blog includes contributions from others, some of the names I recognize from the LF website forum and others much more recognizable such as John Sexton.

    The postings cover both analog and digital subjects. All in all it seems to be a worthwhile read every day.
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    Sorry, but who is Mike Johnston?
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    He's a longtime photo columnist. His work has appeared in various publications, and he had an online column called "The Sunday Morning Photographer" that was on a few different sites. I subscribed to his newsletter for a while, but I haven't seen it for some time. He's an intelligent guy, and he writes well.
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    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
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    Mike wrote the "Sunday Morning Photographer" column for photonet and Luminous Landscape and also has a column in the English mag "Black & White Photography". He's been around writing about photography and editing various publications for a few decades.

    I used to enjoy his articles, and agreed with almost all his photogaphic points (I guess that's why I enjoyed the articles). Most recently, his writings have taken a decidedly "dark side" turn and he has embraced digital imaging. I haven't read anything by him in a while now. I'm still waiting for my copy of his first book that I ordered from him a couple of years ago.

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    Thanks guys!! I'm afraid that I am a bit slow knowing who people in certain parts of the photographic world are (especially in B&W). It took me forever to figure out who "Michael and Paula" are.
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    So far, so good. This will be a regular stop in the blogosphere for me.
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    250+ posts and still blogging! "Postcards from the Creative Journey"

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    He was one of the original editors of the much missed Camera and Darkroom magazine and I think he edited Photo Techniques several years ago besides his various current on-line projects and columns he contributes to Black and White Photography Magazine (UK flavor).

    I think he primarily works with digital tools these days, but has always advocated the need for continuity of traditional and alternative processes.
    Regardless of the process, he always has an interesting and fresh take on all things photographic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague
    Sorry, but who is Mike Johnston?
    He's probably one of the reasons my street camera is a Spottie with the 50/1.4 SMC Tak. He gave a nice pointer to a cheap and sweet combo. I'm glad he's blogging as I miss the SMP column.

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    Is SMP officially defunct?

    I always enjoyed Johnston's no-nonsense, practical take on things photographic. He's also capable of seeing what might work for others, even though it may not suit his way of working. So his reviews and discussions are instructive for everyone, and not just a reflection of his own style and methodology.

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    Yes, he shut down SMP a while ago with the intention of moving on.
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