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19 May 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 gravestone photos, smartphone photo apps, a $40 ring light and the Met's digital collection.

  • Charles Sale conceived Gravestone Photographic Resource in 1998 to photographically record grave monuments of people born before 1901, making the information available on the Web at no charge. There are now over 1,000-GB of images in the archive.
  • Dan Rubin, editor-at-large of the Photographic Journal and an early Instagram adopter, tests some of the best smartphone photography apps for The Guardian.
  • Zack Honig takes a look at Olympus the LED Light Guide, a $40 accessory to light macro shots with Olympus' Tough digicams.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of its public domain works "may be downloaded directly from the Museum's Web site for non-commercial use -- including in scholarly publications in any media -- without permission from the Museum and without a fee." The available images are tagged OASC for Open Access for Scholarly Content.

More to come...

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