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21 August 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 a photo quiz, Edingburgh, the Nikon Noct 58mm f1.2, safari tips, dancing girls, a free webinar and SnapBridge 2.6.

  • 50 States, 50 Photos presents one image taken in each state from the New York Times's photo archives. You get to guess which state each one is from. But it's multiple choice so you have a chance. And if you wait a second, you get a hint, too.
  • Darah and Garrett show how to spend Two Days in Edingburgh Scotland shooting everything from "unicorns and castles to creepy graveyards and winding alleys." Then there's the "delicious Scottish cuisine" to enjoy too (at least in photos).
  • Steve Huff reviews his old Nikon Noct 58mm f1.2, a lifetime keeper. "Lenses like this have a way of making life appear nicer, more beautiful," he writes.
  • David Ziser offers My Top Five Tips for Safari Photography with some interesting stats on what he actually used on a recent trip. And praise for his wife's $550 Canon SX60 with its 65x zoom.
  • Kirk Tuck presents More Sterile and Lifeless Photographs. Stung by a comment about his free blog images and unable to post his embargoed commercial work, he opts for "some pretty landscapes" and, inevitably, dancing girls. Nobody ever complains about dancing girls.
  • Harold Davis will host a free webinar on Creative Black and White Opportunities on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. PT. In addition to black-and-white photography tips, he'll cover LAB inversions, solarization techniques, the Karl Blossfeldt effect and X-ray imaging.
  • Nikon has released its SnapBridge 2.6 Android/iOS app for Bluetooth/WiFi-enabled cameras. The new version supports Raw file transfer, faster automatic transfers, camera control, easier pairing, a power-saving mode, location information and a new user interface.

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