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2 July 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 child labor, the Kodak Pixpro Smart Lens, Waterlogue and some purchasing advice.

  • In Child Labor in America 100 Years Ago, Alan Taylor shows how photographer Lewis Hine, employed by the newly-founded National Child Labor Committee to document child labor, put a face on the issue in 1908 with his "portraits of young miners, mill workers, cotton pickers, cigar rollers, newsboys, pin boys, oyster shuckers and factory workers."
  • Rob DePaolo reviews the Kodak Pixpro Smart Lens on an iPhone. The 25x zoom is even less expensive than the Olympus Air, not to mention the pricey DxO One.
  • We've also been charmed by the Sketches with Waterlogue that Harold Davis creates on his iPhone. "By the way," he confides, "if you are curious, this effect can be achieved in Photoshop also with images made on a real camera, most commonly using the Topaz Simplify and Impression plug-ins."
  • In Why I Shoot Nikon, Terry White explains it was all an accident. "The best advice I can give you is to buy the one that does what you need it to do," he suggests. "The one that's in your price range and it probably wouldn't hurt to buy the brand that your friends use."

More to come...

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