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5 September 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 Jake Mein, the state of the industry, Belgian Linen, printing photos, a Photo Mechanic workflow, photography Web sites, Getty Images Reportage grants and Sally Floyd.

  • Rosie Flanagan presents Six for Gold by Wellington-based photographer Jake Mein, a photo book nearly a decade in the making that "weaves together cityscapes, people, and visual styles in a poetic exploration of place and belonging."
  • In Dont' Worry, You'll Be All Right, Mike Johnston provides a counterpoint to Om Malik's assessment of the industry. "Gloomy memes in the press notwithstanding, camera sales are falling, but the sky is not," he writes, looking up.
  • Mark Segal reviews Breathing Color Belgian Linen media for prints. The linen substrate is the distinguishing feature but Segal finds it worthwhile to varnish the prints, too. Between the linen and the varnish, Segal takes us on a fascinating adventure.
  • In Fine Art Printing With Micro Four Thirds, Derrick Story describes his workflow for 11x14-inch prints. Which applies generally to 10-Mp images, not just Micro Four Thirds cameras.
  • Andrew Funderberg, owner and founder of Fundy Software. Fundy Software, describes The Ultimate Fundy Software + Photo Mechanic Workflow for wedding photographers. He culls images with Photo Mechanic, edits in a Raw image editing program and finally auto design an album, wall art, cards or other printed output in Fundy.
  • Jason Row presents Light Stalking's Seven Best Tips for Photography Web Sites. We'd quibble with several of the tips if we hadn't just read Julieanne Kost's piece on Adobe Portfolio, which we'll just suggest as a counterpoint.
  • The Getty Images Reportage Grant awards $15,000 to three independent photojournalists "to pursue work that is personally important to them." We've asked when the deadline is.
  • Sally Floyd, who put the "Hey, slow down!" in the Internet so we wouldn't suffer dropped packets no matter how slow our modems were, has left us at the age of 69. "Her response to comments that she disagreed with strongly was often a simple 'huh,' gently said and left hanging in the air," said her colleague Deborah Estrin. We get that.

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