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20 April 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 John Myers, the Jefferson Proving Grounds, Somira Sao, McNally in NYC, Tau Ceti in Austin, relative sensitivity puzzle and a MAX sessions photo playlist.

  • The Guardian presents the Extraordinary Midlands Scenes captured by John Myers in the 1970s composed of "quietly ordinary images of people, places -- and sometimes animals -- often taken within walking distance of his Stourbridge home." The Valentine's Day image is heartbreaking.
  • In Abandoned: Jefferson Proving Grounds, Kevin Raber and Al Da Valle visit the abandoned Army base with their cameras. They shot until the sun went down and then found a steakhouse.
  • Heidi Volpe interviews Somira Sao, who was born in a Khmer Rouge work camp in Kampong Thom Province during Pol Pot's occupation of Cambodia. She came to the U.S. when she was three but returned to photograph Cambodia before she turned 30. "Over the course of two years, I visited 15 provinces documenting eco-tourism, education, HIV/AIDS, water/sanitation and land-mine survivors' programs," she says.
  • Joe McNally will be returning to New York City for a job, he reports in Light and Color in the Big City. To celebrate, he posts a few images from his first mirrorless shoot there.
  • Kirk Tuck strolls Around Austin with a Leica SL2 and a Contax 28mm Zeiss Distagon. "There is a large art work downtown called, Tau Ceti at 2nd St. and Brazos. It attracts photographers and their 'models.' Today it was busy," he writes.
  • In Relative Sensitivity of Sony a7RIV and GFX 100S, Jim Kasson noticed, "When you open a7RIV files they are brighter than GFX files shot at the same ISO setting and exposure." So he investigated. He found that Adobe Camera Raw in Lightroom treats the Sony, with its distinctly different red channel value, differently than the Fujifilm.
  • Adobe has posted its MAX Sessions Photo Playlist, seven sessions from the creativity conference.

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