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14 March 2018

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. This time we look at student gun protests today, five freelancers, captions for Google images, freelancing advice, Live Photo tricks, displaying your photos, Reuben Wu and Harry Benson's RFK.

  • Taylor presents 35 photos of the National Student Walkout Against Gun Violence. "Organizers said as many as 3,000 walkouts were planned, as young people gathered outside their schools, gave speeches or took to the streets, increasing pressure on lawmakers to tighten gun control and increase school safety," he writes.
  • In Pictures From the Times to Make You Face 'Hard Truths', David Gonzalez highlights the work of five freelance photographers on assignment for The New York Times, which is now being exhibited at Sotheby's in London and will travel to New York, Sydney, Madrid and elsewhere in the next two years.
  • In Get More Useful Information With Captions on Google Images, tech lead Paul Banister introduces Captions, which are now displayed with image search results on mobile devices. For example, an iPhone display:
  • Kirk Tuck has a couple of pithy observations about The Business of Freelance Photography. No question, overhead is what kills the sole proprietor. You need clients that work with you for a win-win situation, not predators looking to squeeze every drop of blood out of you.
  • Derrick Story's free video shows off a few Tricks With Live Photo in Photos for macOS High Sierra. Cute but we're still not updating yet.
  • In On Viewing and Presentation Methods, Ming Thein considers "the best method image viewing and presentation, especially when considering different audiences." The smartphone comes in last, he writes. Tablets and desktops are the next two levels with "a really good, large print" at the top of the pyramid. And yet.
  • Reuben Wu is drawing with the light of drones for his series Lux Noctis. Talk about a halo effect.
  • PowerHouse books has announced the May 1 release of R.F.K.: A Photographer's Journal by Harry Benson featuring the photojournalist's images of "Kennedy's brief but unforgettable presidential run, from his announcement of his candidacy on St. Patrick's Day 1968 and the fervor and excitement of his days on the campaign trail, all the way through his shocking assassination in Los Angeles and the long, sweltering funeral procession to Arlington Cemetery."

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