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31 December 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 Luzzara, window seats, vintage New Year's Eve shots, press freedom celebrated, Ben Long, making snow, 3D printed parts, a Borrowlenses discount and Lawrence Roberts.

  • In An American Photographer's Pilgrimage to the Italian Village of Luzzara, Joseph Sciorra presents a set of images by Philadelphia Inquirer photographer David Maialetti from his recent book Luzzara, Another Look. It's a different world in some respects from the one Paul Strand photographed in the 1950s. But there is a common thread. "The bicycle is a bridge of sorts, connecting today's residents to their antecedents, the immigrants to their native-born neighbors and Maialetti to his artistic predecessors," Sciorra writes.
  • Ming Thein's photo essay Window Seat II echoes Julianne Kost's Window Seat of 2014 with a few tips on getting good shots in a difficult situation.
  • In Epic New Year's Eve Photos: Vintage Fashion and Ecstatic Crowds, Concepción de León dusts off some old photos in search of the magic of Times Square as the ball drops. "It's in how all those gathered in Times Square and all those watching at home are united, for just one minute, in a flurry of hope and good wishes that rises like confetti and then is dispersed," she writes.
  • In Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop to Celebrate Journalists and Press Freedom, Martin Pengelly reports a group of journalists including representatives from the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and NBC will press the button for the ball drop.
  • The ninth edition of Complete Digital Photography Ninth Edition by Ben Long has been published. The 416-page book features shooting exercises and step-by-step tutorials. The chapter on composition is a free download after registration.
  • Michèle Grenier shows How to Create Realistic Snow in Photoshop using free snow effect brushes and layers.
  • In Fixing the Broken Battery Door of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Ryan Hill reveals how LensRentals uses a 3D printer to replace poorly designed original parts.
  • Borrowlenses is discounting rentals arriving in January 15 percent and 20 percent off rentals of $250 and above) when you use the code SAVE2019.
  • We note the passing of Lawrence Roberts at the age of 81. A manager at the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, Roberts designed much of the Internet's precursor Arpanet and oversaw its implementation in 1969. His advocacy of packet switching, distributed networking and practical applications like email defined the online world we inhabit today.

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