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7 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 the Women's World Cup, the Aperlite YH-500N, shooting in a house of mirrors and Burt Shavitz.

  • The Atlantic's Photo page presents a memorable set of 21 images in USA Wins the Women's World Cup. The 5-2 victory over defending champion Japan was the most-watched soccer match in U.S. television history.
  • Terry White finds the $60 Aperlite YH-500N speedlight a terrific bargain for Canon and Nikon shooters. Besides being TTL savvy, it even offers "partial support" for Nikon's Creative Lighting System.
  • In House of Mirrors, Prague, Harold Davis crank his ISO up to 2,000 to shoot without flash or a tripod in a roomful of mirrors. Even at that image stabilization was required.
  • Burt Shavitz, who passed away Sunday, was a photojournalist before finding fortune with Burt's Bees. Shavitz "studied photography, worked part-time for Time-Life as a photojournalist and covered for various publications John F. Kennedy's inaugural, Malcolm X and the civil rights movement and the first Earth Day, in 1970," according to his N.Y. Times obit. In a 2014 interview with Bango's Collage he talks about his photography. Here's a clip:

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