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6 October 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 Lauren Grabelle, Roland Miller, ISO Invariance and a ProGrade Digital SDXC card discount.

  • Cat Lachowskyj talks to Lauren Grabelle about her project The Last Man, a set of monochrome images about her life on a remote ranch in Montana. "It’s about sharing another perspective in a polarized time where things are, ironically, not so black and white," Grabelle says. She reveals that "7 out of the 10 images were shot on my iPhone."
  • Christopher Jobson reviews Orbital Planes, a new photography book by Roland Miller that documents the last years of NASA's Shuttle program. "The Utah-based photographer has captured a singular vision of the space program with a hybrid of abstract and documentary imagery, from macro details of fabricated elements to spectacular shuttle launches at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida," he writes. The new book is a Kickstarter project.
  • Dahlia Ambrose explores ISO Invariance, a (confusing) sensor characteristic that allows you to maintain a low ISO setting despite the camera's inclination to bump it up in low-light situations. "ISO invariance can be quickly defined as a feature in some cameras where the resulting images have the same quality despite the ISO values used to photograph them," she writes. So you can always shoot at low ISO settings, she adds (although you might suspect just the opposite if there's no penalty for shooting at high ones). Of course, you can also manually invoke invariance by setting your ISO to a single value. (Clearly the topic continues to confuse us but take a crack at it and let us know if it makes any sense to you.)
  • Chris Gampat has arranged a 15 percent discount on ProGrade Digital 64-GB V60 SDXC memory cards.

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