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14 August 2017

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 Ryan Kelly in Charlottesville, the Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8, self-imposed limitations, the Panasonic FZ2500, Beth Dubber, evaluating your own images, and attorney appraises and World Elephant Day.

  • In Photographer Behind Graphic Charlottesville Image Recounts Near-Death Experience, photojournalist Ryan Kelly tells the story behind his widely-published photo of the Dodge Challenger incident. "If that car had come through 20 seconds earlier, I would have been in the middle of the road and I would have had my back to him." Others, sadly, were not as fortunate. "A person died, a lot of people were injured, people were in shock, a community has been terrorized," he says.
  • Roger Cicala runs some Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM Sharpness Tests. "Personally, I think it's a really good 16-24mm f2.8 zoom that can be used at 35mm if you have to," he warns.
  • In When Self-Imposed Limitations Are Bad for Your Photography, Jim Kasson makes the case for "working in many photographic disciplines, with many types of equipment" to improve your photography. "I don't think that photographic progress proceeds in a straight line," he argues. "I do think that all your skills reinforce each other."
  • Kirk Tuck spent a day Testing the Panasonic FZ2500 at ISO 80. He also wanted to see just how sharp that lens is.
  • In A Lighthearted Look at L.A., Jonathan Blaustein presents 15 or so photos by Beth Dubber about her Los Angeles street photography. "A lot of people I encounter on the street want to be in front of the camera. That's the hard part," she told him.
  • Scott Kelby meditates on The Challenge of Evaluating Your Own Images. "The technical parts of photography are not laws written in stone and some of the greatest photos in history have some of these same flaws," he writes.
  • In Don't Be Bound by, Carolyn Wright list the copyright registration shortcuts the new service makes. "You might as well keep your $$$ and save your time before registering your copyrights incorrectly," she concludes.
  • Big news. It's World Elephant Day.

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