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30 April 2019

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 trafficked animals, shelter pets, Bill Phelps, the Curves tool, perspective control lenses, creating composites, a portrait tip and public/private photos.

  • In Photographing Trafficked Animals in Colombia, Evelyn Nieves presents a set of images by Ivan Valencia, "a freelance photographer based mainly in Bogotá for Bloomberg, The Associated Press and National Geographic, among others."
  • In Picture Me Rescued, Adobe celebrates National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day today with "some simple tips and tricks for how you can use Lightroom to help shelter pets look their most adoptable."
  • Heidi Volpe interviews Bill Phelps about a recent assignment for CondÉ Nast Traveler. The assignment? "Go to Palermo and come back."
  • Julieanne Kost returns to her 3, 2, 1, Photoshop! series with Thirteen Tips for Working With Curves in Photoshop. Curves, which you can find in the toolbox of any serious image editing software, may mystify newbies but is indispensable for the initiated. Consider yourself initiated after this two-minute video:

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