Photo Corners

A   S C R A P B O O K   O F   S O L U T I O N S   F O R   T H E   P H O T O G R A P H E R

Enhancing the enjoyment of taking pictures with news that matters, features that entertain and images that delight. Published frequently.

Around The Horn Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

8 July 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 Castelluccio, Mathieu Bitton, urban architecture, Honeysuckle and Monarda, boxing photos, Glenn Randall, EVFs, archiving strategies, a contract and ethics.

  • Alan Taylor presents 14 images of The Colorful Blooms of Castelluccio, Italy "where fields of lentils and poppies bloom every year."
  • In A Desire for Change, Mathieu Bitton talks about shooting the demonstrations in Los Angeles. And he gives a little advice about staying safe, too. "There are many infiltrators there to create chaos, people who have nothing to do with the movement," he says. "These are the people that could put you in danger's way. Be smart and well prepared."
  • The British Journal of Photography announced the winners of its Urban Architecture contest conducted with EyeEm.
  • Harold Davis puts some single-blossom Honeysuckle and Monarda on his light box and lines them up with his Nikon D850 and Nikkor tilt-shift lens.
  • In A Journey Through 500 Photos, Jennifer Scofield describes what it's like to hunt down information when all you have is a print. "As a cataloger in the Department of Photographs, I'm never quite sure what I'm going to come across," she writes. Like a shot of Carl "Bobo" Olson fighting Joey Maxim in 1955 that didn't identify Olson. She figured it out from his tattoo. She's got 533 boxing photographs to go.
  • In The Tyranny of the Remembering Self, Glenn Randall gets a bead on "the almost universal fascination with photography." Photography, he suggests, is about designing future memories. He's been reading Thinking: Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
  • Thom Hogan classifies Electronic Viewfinders in six groups based on their resolution. "More variables apply, including refresh rates and types, magnification and supplemental optics and a few earlier mirrorless cameras have used non 3:2 EVFs. But a basic rule of thumb is that the cameras using the higher resolutions have better viewfinders than the ones user lower resolutions," he writes. You knew that already, right?
  • Ignacio Palacios describes How to Store and Protect Your Data and Images at Home. It's actually about how he archives his images and it involves off-site and cloud storage, not just a home setup. Compare his to your own scheme to see if there are any leaks.
  • Carl Oppenheimer negotiates a $7,99 contract for a Corporate Lifestyle Shoot for a Tech Company. The specs kept changing (the project got smaller and smaller) but the photographer got the job.
  • David Burnett's Letter to the NPPA on Ethics gives a little perspective missing from the debate about the Photo Bill of Rights. "What remains one of the cornerstones of journalism and one which cannot be tampered with or forsaken, is the ability of a free press to cover events unfettered by legalities or rules which would upend it," he writes.

More to come today, including a project marrying a Kwilt to Excire Foto to manage our smartphone photos! Meanwhile, here's a look back. And please support our efforts...

BackBack to Photo Corners