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27 November 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 Maradona, Esther Horvath, Paul Van Slambrouck, Tom Wood, walking meditation and using a reflector.

  • Jim Powell presents images of the international reaction to the death of Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona at the age of 60.
  • Dale Berning Sawa interviews Esther Horvath about Two Polar Bears, her best shot. Not an easy shot. "Polar bears are dangerous, because they're curious," Horvath says. "If they're hungry, they'll see you as prey. Even if they don't intend to harm you, they're so strong that they can still kill you."
  • In The Virtues of Patience and Familiarity, landscape photographer Paul Van Slambrouck shows what happens when you revisit a location over the years. In his case, it's in northern California.
  • Mark Durden reviews 101 Pictures with both monochrome and color images from the end of the last century by photographer Tom Wood selected by Martin Parr. "The focus is on people who are very much present," Durden writes, "and presence is a good way of describing what his portraits possess, the sense of people being there, not blank, not disengaged, but very much there to be pictured."
  • Kirk Tuck describes his practice of Walking Meditation with a camera. "The process gets me away from my phone, my computer and my usual surroundings and always delivers unexpected results," he writes.
  • Strobist David Hobby continues his Strobist Lighting Cookbook with Lighting's Gateway Drug, which would be low sun and one rigid large reflector. Right, no strobe. Too complicated for this inexperience human light stand.

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