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25 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 1966, the business of photography, using buildings in landscape photography and a Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update.

  • In 50 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1966, Alan Taylor presents 50 photos from half a century ago (we did the math). There are a lot of black-and-white images because that's all newspapers could use in those days. Magazines were not so constrained, however, so there's a good bit of color too in these mostly Associated Press photos.
  • In State of play: the business of photography today, Ming Thein surveys everything from the camera manufacturers to bloggers. He cites "a disturbing trend" in which "the price to the consumer is increasing -- yet the price paid to the supplier is decreasing." Even more disturbing, he notes his own situation has shown "remaining free and fully independent is an intellectually unsustainable model." Lively discussion follows.
  • Lucy Hamilton offers 11 Clever Ways To Use Buildings In Your iPhone Landscape Photos. And the nice thing about them is they are tips about composition (nothing, that is, to buy). "Remember that you're trying to create a connection between the viewer and the building in the landscape," she writes.
  • Fujifilm has released X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 to addresses the custom menu settings reset problem and improves the image quality of long exposures.

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