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19 April 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 Mimi Plumb, Jon Gundy, restoring old cameras and a discount on Kost's Passenger Seat.

  • In Labor and Love in California's Farmlands, Randy Archibold presents 26 images by photographer Mimi Plumb. They tell the story of Cesar Chavez and the 1,000 mile caminata from Mexico to the Central Valley to build support for migrant farm workers in 1975. Plumb's art school negatives were forgotten in the attic until she read a biography of Chavez. Now they're posted on Democracy In The Fields, a Web site devoted to telling that story.
  • Allen Mowery tells how Australian photography Jon Gundy got $15,000 in stolen gear back when a coworker of the thief noticed Gundy's copyright in the Exif header of his coworker's images. We do put add a copyright notice in several places in the Exif header of our Raw and JPEG images on import. But Gundy could have traced his camera using the SerialNumber tag if he hadn't added a copyright notice.
  • In Breathing New Life into Old Cameras, Mike Ekman passes on what he learned restoring 20-30 cameras. We replaced the foam light seals on our 1980s-era SLRs using inexpensive foam kits specific to each model and it is, as he says, tedious and messy. But also inevitable.
  • The electronic version of Julieanne Kost's book Passenger Seat, about creating a photographic project from conception through execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, is featured as part of Pearson's Earth Day sale, starting today and running through April 22.

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