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4 February 2020

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 Drakes Beach, transitions, the state of photography, tripods, fundamentals and Jigsaw's Assembler.

  • Nathan Wirth reflects on his Decade-Long Visual Study of Drakes Beach, which is in the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California. The monochrome images are stunning captures using wide angle lenses and slow shutter speeds.
  • Thom Hogan concedes Transitions Are Tough and lists a dozen currently being visited on the photographic world. He also lists seven updates to keep up with and just how often to do that.
  • At the same time, Mike Johnston scribbles a few Notes on the State of Photography "to get a handle on what's changing in the field."
  • In When Do You Need a Tripod?, Deborah Sandidge admits it's a trick question. You always need one. Pretty much. But she really means "camera support" rather than that three-legged thing that wears your soles down.
  • Jacob Maentz lists Five Fundamental Elements of Photography which you can take as five things to keep in mind rather than formal requirements. If, unlike us, you can keep five things in your mind at one time.
  • Davey Alba reports Google is testing a Tool to Help Journalists Spot Doctored Images. "The tool is meant to verify the authenticity of images -- or show where they may have been altered," he writes. "Reporters can feed images into Assembler, which has seven 'detectors,' each one built to spot a specific type of photo-manipulation technique." Google's Jigsaw company is behind the initiative.

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