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12 June 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 Albert Knapp, Madame D'Ora, Jonathan van der Knaap, the camera market(s), a Canon G10, Kelby's tome, a bike and Photoshop Camera.

  • Sand, Ice, Rocks, Water intrigue nature photographer Albert Knapp, especially when the landscapes he visits are otherwise uninhabited. "I do not feel that we must surrender to Nature, but rather that we can commune with and connect to Nature," he says.
  • Miss Rosen brings you more of The Life and Legacy of Madame D'Ora, which we featured on a Saturday matinee last month.
  • Stephanie Wade presents Australian photographer Jonathan van der Knaap's Vibrant Diptychs That Show Tokyo From a Different Perspective. "It's an attempt to understand a city I am so familiar with, yet one I still find intriguing -- and amongst the everyday matters, I find myself questioning," he says.
  • Who's Still Buying DSLRs? Thom Hogan asks. More importantly, why? Even more significantly, why not? He covers pros (who keep up to date), prosumers (who, chasing the magic, are a tougher sell) and casual shooters (who can't be bothered).
  • Kirk Tuck takes a Canon G10 out for a walk with his friend, the actor Kenny Williams, who "wanted to see what I do when I take a camera for a walk." Williams brought along a smartphone because it was too hot to carry a camera. But he was just acting. The G10, however, delivered an Oscar-worthy performance.
  • Scott Kelby is Announcing a Major Update to My Bestselling Book of All-Time. The Digital Photography Book is actually "the #1 top-selling book on digital photography in history," he clarifies. Here's the "trailer:"
  • Considering the uptick in the value of used bikes, David Hobby has devoted a less of his Strobist Lighting Cookbook to demonstrating how to Photograph a Bike With a Basic Two Speedlight Kit.
  • Adobe has launched Photoshop Camera. The app runs a capture through any one of a number of filters before saving it, not unlike Painter's Lens. Unlike Painter's Lens, though, you'll need a pretty recent smartphone (Android or iOS) to use it.

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