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11 June 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 sports photography, home, 'Burning Monk' and Photoshop neural filters.

  • The winners of the 2021 World Sport Photography Awards have been announced. Wait for it. Entries were eligible as long as they were taken after 1994.
  • LensCulture has announced the 37 winners of its Home '21 contest. "These winners, finalists and jurors' picks were selected as the best from a pool of submissions we received from photographers in 153 countries."
  • Mike Johnston marks the 58th anniversary of 'Burning Monk' by Malcolm Browne. "It's a picture of the death by suicide of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, as a staged protest against government repression of the majority Buddhist religion in South Vietnam," he writes.
  • Kirk Tuck is Back at Work but that doesn't mean he isn't at play, too. "Today I did some work with the Photoshop neural filters," he writes. "The whole process is pretty seamless and takes about 90 seconds for a big file. But I will say that the facial retouching stuff is powerful and looks good." Returned on a layer, the effect can be mollified by changing the opacity. "I liked the final look with the correction opacity at somewhere around 38 percent. Kind of weird. Kind of fun."

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