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18 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 the Bahamas, the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society photo contest, Emily McGonigle, Luigi Colani, motel life, photo books and a Miops deal.

  • In Devastated by Dorian, Alan Taylor presents 26 photos updating the situation in the Bahamas. We also note NBA star Klay Thompson's commitment to relief efforts while, at the same time, protesting this administration's refusal to grant the Temporary Protected Status to the displaced of any nation typically issued after a natural disaster by the U.S.
  • The Shipwrecked Mariners' Society has named Laurence Hartwell overall winner of its seventh annual photography competition. There were over 800 entries in the U.K. contest.
  • Portrait photographer and retoucher Emily McGonigle has an epiphany about The Importance of Play and ends up buying a Canon Sure Shot.
  • Mike Johnston eulogizes Luigi Colani as the industrial designer who "made SLRs look and feel the way the do." His smoothly contoured design for the Canon T90 with a full grip included an innovative button/thumbwheel control still the standard today.
  • Derrick Story lists Five Roadside Motel Hacks for Photographers that are guaranteed to amuse you.
  • Andrew Molitor suggests The New Yorker experience resembles how we "read" a photo book. "Because we have no special training to start at the beginning and indeed a 100 years of coffee table books have taught us the opposite, we open visual books at random and flip pages," he writes.
  • Miops is offering a 15 percent discount on its triggering products until Sept. 30 when you use the code FORYOU15 at checkout.

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