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27 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 Toby Ord, Jeffrey Milstein, old photos, slices of time, pro gear tips, lens flare, the next Web and Daniel Kaminsky.

  • Earth Restored shows the 50 photographs take by the Apollo astronauts of the 1960s and 1970s that Toby Ord has digitally restored. "The Apollo photographs are historic works of art," he writes. "So in restoring them, I sought to bring out their own beauty. I refrained from recomposing the images by cropping, or trying to leave my own mark or interpretation."
  • Robert Klein Gallery is showing Jeffrey Milstein: From the Air online through June 30. The exhibition coincides with publications of Milstein's Paris From the Air.
  • In Covid Upended a Dying Woman's Rome Dream (which isn't the whole title), a twin sister fills the living room with enlargements of old photos from the time when they were both in the Eternal City.
  • Joe McNally celebrates four Important Slices of Time from a 1995 assignment. "Life flows, time moves. In equivalently relentless fashion," he explains. "And we face off against these ever sluicing torrents with a 'still' camera in our hands."
  • Dave Williams shares some Pro Gear Tips to a Newcomer about cameras, lenses, tripods and straps. "Essentially, when it comes to gear, it's worth some research and some wise investment," he writes.
  • Jason Row takes on Lens Flare -- How to Control It, How to Embrace It. We shoot into the sun a lot and do it one-handed, shading the lens with our hand.
  • In The Licensable Web, Paul Melcher argues, "The next Web is where content, where ever it might originate, will be compensated for."
  • We note the passing at age 42 of Daniel Kaminsky who, in 2008, discovered an basic Internet security flaw that could redirect legitimate attempts to access a Web site by name to fraudulent sites that could steal user names, passwords and account numbers. And then went about fixing it before it could be fully exploited.

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