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28 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 Hurricane Harvey, Gordon Parks, a fall foliage map, ode to the old shoebox, old cameras and your next camera.

  • Alan Taylor presents 34 photos of The Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The threat from Harvey hasn't passed yet, though, as "record amounts of rain are predicted, which could spawn even more destruction in the form of catastrophic flooding." Houston, you're in our thoughts.
  • In The Cinematic Images of Gordon Parks, Maurice Berger "explores how Mr. Parks not only made television and Hollywood films, but also employed cinematic techniques when taking and sequencing photographs." An exhibition of Parks' work at the Foam Museum in Amsterdam is closing Sept. 6.
  • The 2017 Fall Foliage Map predicts the annual progressive changing of the leaves in the continental U.S. Move the date slider along to see when your neck of the woods is at its peak.
  • In How to Protect Your Most Precious Photos, Scott Kelby praises the old shoebox, which worked for previous generations. Of course, you'll want an off-site shoebox, too.
  • In How to Get Great Photos With an Old Camera, Simon Ringsmuth suggest a few thoughts to keep in mind when using older gear. We use both of the 2006 cameras he mentions and can't complain. One secret he doesn't mention is to shoot Raw.
  • On the other hand, Derrick Story suggests, The iPhone Is Your Next Camera; It Costs as Much.

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