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25 January 2021

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 Wei Wei, Gemina Garland-Lewis, Lorna Simpson, the Canon R6, a Zeiss 28mm f2.8, 12K for stills, prints, panoramas, sourcebooks, Filmulator and a Lightroom opening.

  • In Dizzy, Cat Lachowskyj presents a monochrome series by Chinese photographer Wei Wei inspired by "the virtual games that the artist spent significant time immersed in during the first two years of his university studies." The images explore the link between the virtual and the real in these images.
  • In Learning to Love Bird Photography, Thanks to a 'Competitive Collaboration', Gemina Garland-Lewis trains her lens on the feathered friends in Baja California Sur, Mexico, where she moved in with "a guy," as her mother put it. They fell into a bird photography competition that got off to a quick start one weekend. "By the end of that weekend, we'd photographed 27 species," she writes. "A week later, that number rose to 42."
  • In Lorna Simpson Photographs Rihanna, Grace Ebert presents the "collaged collaboration" between the two that resulted in "a striking interpretation of modern beauty."
  • In Five Reasons I Chose the Canon R6 Mirrorless Over the R5, Scott Kelby explains his thinking on a recent purchase that included a 150-600mm Tamron.
  • Kirk Tuck has some fun in the fog with an old Carl Zeiss 28mm Distagon f2.8 on his Sigma fp. "All in all it's a great lens to shoot with," he writes.
  • In What 12K Does to Us, Thom Hogan considers the effect on still photography that video tech brings. "Did you know your Z6 II can take stills at 30 fps (eventually 60 fps)?," he asks.
  • Joe McNally rediscovers Ink on Paper as an ambassador for Adorama's Printique print service. "The print is not just for the eyes," he writes. "An excellent print involves many of the senses."
  • Harvey Stearn contributes the first of a two-part series on the evolution of Panoramic Images, Film & Digital.
  • Amy Cooper has published her 2020-2021 Photography Directories & Sourcebooks Report, updating the 2019 listings during the pandemic. "One of the positive aspects of the constraints of the 2020 pandemic is the shift toward virtual reviews, which has allowed more photographers and creatives to participate," she writes.
  • The free Filmulator [LW] is a raw photo editing application with library management focusing on "simplicity over flexibility, ease of learning and streamlined workflow."
  • Adobe is looking for a Lightroom Mobile product manager.

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