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4 March 2015

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 Hugo Passerello's tribute to Julio Cortázar, wedding photographer Kevin Mullins, a tripod Mount for your Smartphone and World Press Photo's investigation into its first prize winner.

  • In Photos Hopscotch Through Cortázar's Paris, Andrew Boryga interviews photographer Hugo Passerello about his tribute to Argentine novelist Julio Cortázar. Passerello's Rayuela (or Hopscotch) is a series of portraits of friends, readers and contemporaries of Cortázar that matches their favorite passage in the novel with their portrait at that location in the book.
  • Wedding photographer Kevin Mullins is the guest blogger today at Photoshop Insider. After the birth of his daughter, he fixes himself a drink and tells his wife, "I've quit. I'm going to be a wedding photographer." She answers, "But you've never even owned a camera!"
  • Terry White found a Tripod Mount for your Smartphone. The $15 Akron Universal Smartphone Holder Tripod Adapter (cough) has a couple of special attributes. First, it holds smartphones up to 3.6-inches wide (including a case) with a safe spring-loaded side clamp (nothing touches the glass). Second, it has a ball joint so you can position the phone in any orientation. Third, it has a second tripod mount on the clamp so you can use it without the ball joint. Fourth, it has a two-year limited warranty. What's not to like?
  • World Press Photo is investigating its Contempory Issues first prize winner after allegations the image was staged and not captured where claimed. "The contest requires photojournalists do not stage pictures to show something that would otherwise have not taken place," WPP said in an earlier statement, which some misread as an allowable exception.

More to come...

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