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25 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 Fotopigeon, master printer Chuck Kelton, Photoshop variables and the Golden State Warriors.

  • Frederick Hutson is an entrepreneur. When he went to federal prison for selling marijuana, he kept the wheels turning. He wanted to get photos from his girlfriend but you can't have a smartphone in prison and mailing prints takes forever. So when he left prison, he developed Fotopigeon, a service that mails a print of your smartphone image to an inmate. NPR's Morning Edition tells his story.
  • In Hearing and Feeling What Photographers Are Saying, Rena Silverman profiles master black-and-white printer Chuck Kelton, who still does it in the darkroom."Most printers get 90 percent of the image or print correct," Kelton observes. "It's really in that last 10 percent where the magnificence of the object lies."
  • Julieanne Kost shows how Working with Variables in Photoshop can automate your event photography (OK, birthday party):

You don't have to do any manual data entry though. With ExifTool and a little code, you can automate the data collection. We can set that up for you.

  • They're hot. The Golden State Warriors locked up the Pacific Division title with a 122-108 win over the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Jose Mercury News has an eight-image slide show. It's the teams' first division title in 39 years.

More to come...

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