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28 June 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 Pride, Marcus Yam, Lauren Vied Allen, Photo London, the Leica Q2, an orange filter, a new background and Rob Decker's national park posters.

  • Alan Taylor selects 30 Photos From a Month of Pride. "Many of the month's events work to continue to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues; to promote equality; and to eliminate discrimination," he writes.
  • Marcus Yam, a Los Angeles Times staff photographer and the winner of two Pulitzers, had a Brief But Spectacular moment on the NewsHour yesterday:
  • Jenny Carless explains How Food Photographer Lauren Vied Allen Creates 'Stories of Culture' with just a few ingredients. "In Allen's view, the essential elements for a great food image include light, color and texture," she writes.
  • Jonathan Blaustein reviews Photo London and talks about his experience working for the New York Times Lens blog as a freelancer.
  • PhotoShelter CEO Allen Murabayashi wrote up A Very Brief Review of the Leica Q2 & the Perils of LED Lighting. Dust plagued the Q and the weather-sealed Q2 addresses that problem except in the EVF. But he also experienced banding from LED theater lighting captured at high shutter speeds.
  • Derrick Story indulges in some Creative Photography With B&W T-Max and an Orange Filter. "Typically, I work with a prime lens and yellow orange and red filters," he writes. "On this day, my camera of choice was a Nikon FA, Nikon 28mm f2.8 lens, T-Max 100 film (only slightly expired) and a Tiffen 21 orange filter."
  • Erica Larson shows How to Create a New Background in Adobe Photoshop, using Photoshop's Select Subject to move a model seamlessly into a new environment.
  • Rob Decker is on a quest to create posters for all 61 national parks, each reminiscent of the Works Progress Administration-style of the 1930s and 1940s. The $35 National Park Posters are numbered, dated and signed, and printed on Conservation paper, a 100 percent recycled paper, with soy-based inks.

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