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1 March 2016

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 Chris Morris, micro contrast, a Lightroom versions comparison and Fujifilm's announcement to stop Polaroid FP100C production.

  • Time photographer Chris Morris left the Trump pen (he's the only candidate who insists on one) to shoot a Black Lives Matter protest elsewhere in the auditorium. Then the 60-year-old photographer was taken down by security. Time recaps the confrontation, quoting Morris, "I regret my role in the confrontation, but the agent's response was disproportionate and unnecessarily violent. I hope this incident helps call attention to the challenges of press access."
  • In What Is Micro Contrast?, Thom Hogan illustrates the dual nature of this beast. Wondering if it's "a lens thing or a post processing thing," he concludes it's both. Fortunately. A little Clarity and/or some Piccure+ post processing always picks up where the optics left off.
  • Compare and contrast Lightroom CC, 6 and 5. Dehaze is the one feature we'd miss most about CC.
  • Harry McCracken reports that Fujifilm has announced (in Japanese) it is discontinuing production of FP100C, the last film still being made for Polaroid instant cameras that use the peel-apart emulsion. "This isn't the end of the road for instant photography," McCracken points out. "The Impossible Project continues to make film for Polaroid's iconic SX-70 and later models that pop out a tidy picture that develops before your eyes rather than requiring you to peel apart a chemical-laden film sandwich."

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