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9 November 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 getting accurate color prints from a lab, a three-axis gimbal for your smartphone, Venice in monochrome and Cinzia Bolognesi.

  • Lloyd Chambers discusses the finer points of Accurate Color from a Lab and Printing on Canvas in response to a reader's inquiry. He suggests having the labs print a 16-bit ProPhotoRGB test image to separate the pros from the pretenders.
  • Terry White shows off his new LanParte 3 Axis Gimbal for smart phones. The professionally-packaged $260 (list $450) device stabilizes video using nothing more than a battery-powered handgrip.
  • Ming Thein shoots Monochrome Life in Venice, which is becoming a tough place to shoot. "The unifying theme throughout these images is that with the exception of one or two, all of the protagonists are locals," Thein writes. "They're a little bit more elegant, don't carry backpacks or cameras and walk with purpose rather than dissembly -- here's to the Venetians."
  • Kate Wesson interviews Cinzia Bolognesi about combining art and photography in her iPhone photos. The landscapes are magical, too. Sunset in the Dolomites brought a tear to our eye (it's where the Pasini branch of the family embarked on their trip west a century ago).

More to come...

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