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19 July 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 Russian and Ukrainian hermits, a strobe lighting setup with monobloc modifiers, migrants on the Train of Death and Anker's smart multi-port USB charger.

  • In Escape, Lens Culture highlights Danila Tkachenko's photos of "individuals in Russia and Ukraine who have crossed the line, seeking total solitidue, excluding themselves completely from society."
  • In Lighting A Western With Canon Speedlites, A Chimera Softbox, And The LumoPro Double Flash Bracket, Syl Arena explains, "I shot large strobes for a couple of decades before exploring the world of small flash. While I do not miss the weight of studio lights -- especially the power packs -- I do miss using the wide range of modifiers that I assembled over the years (most of which are still stored in my garage)." Problem solved.
  • In Photos: Central American migrants on the Train of Death, searching for a new life, the Washington Post showcases Michelle Frankfurter's of "Central American children traveling alone that has overwhelmed U.S. border facilities." It's part of an exodus she's been documenting for the past five years.
  • The $25.99 Anker USB Charger splits 40 watts among five ports so you can charge anything on any port. And five at a time. No current is drawn when idle, either. It's smart.

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