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31 December 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 the Orion Nebula, stock photography trends, the Fujifilm X100V, gear hits and misses, Instagram photo trends and David Hobby.

  • In Chaos at the Heart of the Orion Nebula, we see gaseous swirls of hydrogen, sulfur and hydrocarbons cradling infant stars in a composite image of the Orion Nebula captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space telescope.
  • Irene Malatesta reports 2020 Trends on Adobe Stock. "2020 has been a bumpy ride with a dramatic impact on our daily lives, our plans, how we work and how we express ourselves creatively," she writes. "It's also influenced the aesthetic trends we predicted and they continued to expand and evolve in relevance throughout the year."
  • Derrick Story found the Fujifilm X100V was his favorite camera this year. "At the top of the list is how I feel with it in my hands, ready to shoot," he writes. Image quality makes the list, too. The runners-up aren't bad, either.
  • In 2020 Gear in Review: Bests and Busts, the LensRentals staff gathers to praise and bury the gear of the year.
  • Jasenka Grujin lists a few Instagram Photo Trends in 2020, not all of which are new. "Other people's work can be a great source of inspiration and reignite your creative fire," she writes.
  • Strobist David Hobby is Turning the Corner to review older work and recalibrate. "Whew. What a year," he writes. "But if you're reading this, you made it through!"

More to come! Meanwhile, here's a look back. As the year ends, we'd like to take a moment to thank the readers who have underwritten our efforts at Photo Corners this year.

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