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29 October 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 a remote portrait session, gear horror stories, flower macros, the Wellcome Photography Prize, Steve Huff and the NCAC auction.

  • In Smile, Dad: In a Photo Session With Matthew McConaughey, His Kids Did the Shooting, freelance photographer Devin Oktar Yalkin details his remote portrait session with the actor using two youthful assistants and their iPhones. "Beyond all the obstacles of shooting remotely, subjects have a different gaze when their children do the shooting," he writes.
  • In Gear Horror Stories, the LensRental gang swaps stories about "the absolute worst things that have happened to our gear while out on a rental."
  • In Up Close and Personal Flowers, Harold Davis shares some of his macro shots of flowers. "I use a macro lens and extension tube, with the lens stropped down. Nearer my flower to thee!" he writes.
  • Ellyn Kail reports the Wellcome Photography Prize "will award £26,000 to photographers telling provocative visual stories about the health challenges of our time." The prize will focus on "three of the most important issues of our time: Managing Mental Health, Fighting Infections, and Health in a Heating World." Entry is free and submissions will be accepted through Jan. 18, 2021.
  • Steve Huff returns to blogging after I Bought a Canon EOS R6 and Moved to the Woods. His Sony A7III was stolen from a moving pod.
  • Over 125 artists have donated works to the National Coalition Against Censorship's virtual art auction to benefit its efforts to defend artistic freedom and fight censorship on Nov. 11 at 6.30pm ET.

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