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28 September 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 images of autumn, postcards, the Milky Way and what PPI is all about.

  • Alan Taylor demonstrates that Fall Is in the Air in the Northern Hemisphere with 24 images that include leaves changing color (naturally) and Germans drinking beer (Oktoberfest) along with less traditional invocations of the season (like the grape harvest and the full moon rising in New York City). Put a coat on for the full effect.
  • Kirk Tuck recommends some Valuable Tools for Doing Business as a Photographer and email blasts isn't one of them. In fact, nothing screen oriented scores a hit. Tuck prefers postcards. A nice one that's relevant can end up being a daily reminder on a buyer's desk.
  • Chester's tips on How To Photograph The Milky Way are succinct enough to remember in the dark as you begin to nod off. It even includes a discussion of post processing that includes five tips.
  • Jim Casson takes a break from converting his site to WordPress to discuss When PPI Matters -- and When It Doesn't, which will also serve as a test of the strength of your coffee. The rule of thumb, revealed near the end, is "if the primary output device for the application is a display, the ppi setting doesn't matter. If the primary output device is a printed page, the ppi setting does matter." PPI is Pixels per Inch, so where you have actual inches to map the pixels onto, it counts.

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