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27 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 Ivor Prickett, the International Festival of Photojournalism, Claire Harbage, edges, Adobe Portfolio, panning and getting press coverage.

  • In After the Fall: Documenting the End of the Caliphate, Tom Seymour documents N.Y. Times photographer Ivor Prickett's images from the front lines of Iraq and Syria. "He is motivated, he says, by the importance of showing the people who have somehow outlived the era of Isis -- normal citizens who have, through no fault of their own, been thrust into hell."
  • Mee-Lai Stone presents images from the International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France. The festival runs from August 31 to September 15 this year. (And will include Prickett's work.)
  • In 'Painting' the Ghost Forests of the Mid-Atlantic Coast, Claire Harbage explains her use of photography and watercolor to depict both "the most powerful visual indicators of climate change on the East Coast" with a fidelity to the past. "Here, in the vast dead forests that are continuing to spread, the idyllic landscape doesn't exist," she writes. "I wanted to include the realities of this new coastal landscape as one small part of a watercolor tradition."
  • Ming Thein continues his discussion of composition with Cut Points and Edges. "Check your edges -- and the more complex/busy the frame, the more critical this becomes," he advises.
  • In Showcase Your Creative Work Using Adobe Portfolio, Julieanne Kost links to her new PDF tutorial on using the service included with Creative Cloud subscriptions and the Creative Cloud for Photography plan.
  • In How to Capture Outstanding Motion Photos With Panning, Rob Wood provides a panning checklist for using the technique that uses motion blur to show speed.
  • In How to Get Press for Your Creative Work, communications strategist Kate Bernyk, now at Kickstarter, covers six approaches to getting the word out to the right people.

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