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3 October 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 Scarlett Coten, LED lighting technology, the 500 Rule and that Worldwide PhotoWalk.

  • French photographer Scarlett Coten talks about her images of Arab men after winning the 2016 Leica Oskar Barnack Award on Sept. 28. "I chose to turn my attention to them because they need to tell the world that they exist, that they are fighting simply to be themselves," she says. "My intention is to breakdown our representation of men and in particular of Arab men." Leica has released a video featuring the portfolios of the 12 finalists for the award:
  • Kirk Tuck talks about What has changed in LED lighting technology?. High density, surface mount device LEDs are replacing the multiple small bulb panels of several years ago. Tuck finds the same light source made in China in many of the inexpensive SMD units and also notes the 100 watt units fail less than the 200 watt units.
  • Moose Peterson confesses he has dumped his confusing formula for night sky shooting for the 500 Rule in Stary, Stary Skies. The 500 Rule states, "Set your camera to ISO 3200, lens wide open and then divide 500 by the focal length you're shooting to get your shutter speed."
  • In A Walk to Remember, Scott Kelby reports on Saturday's Worldwide PhotoWalk from Venice. He's posting group shots from around the world on his Facebook page at the moment as he goes "off to wander the streets of Venice." Careful, Scott, those would be canals.

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