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10 February 2014

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Sigma DP, the leanincollection at Getty Images, Silk-textured prints and Mike Brodie.

  • Thom Hogan looks at the new Sigma DP lineup, noting the same lenses, a peculiar grip and a Foveon sensor design shift from a blue top layer, green middle layer and red bottom layer to a top luminosity/blue layer of 19.6-Mp and luminosity/yellow and luminosity/magenta layers of 4.9-Mp for less noise at high ISO.
  • In and Getty Aim to Change Women's Portrayal in Stock Photos Claire Cain Miller reports Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Getty Images plan "to offer a special collection of images that it says represent women and families in more empowering ways." The "leanincollection" already contains 2,502 images.
  • Macintouch has an interesting discussion about removing the texture from scans of photos printed on Silk-textured paper, a fad of the 1970s. The consensus is that the free ImageJ from the National Institute of Health works best. A tutorial is available, too.
  • SFGate looks at the work of Mike Brodie, a series 8,000 images of riding the rails with hoboes distilled into two books, one forthcoming.

More to come...

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