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2 November 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 Abdulla Elmaz, Marilyn Stafford, Angelica Edwards, Russell Brown, Graeme Jennings, the mechanical camera, black women photographer grant, M1 Pro vs. M1 Max and Shortcuts (and Keyboard Maestro).

  • In Leaving an Impression in Our Minds, Devid Gualandris presents the work of Dubai-based photographer Abdulla Elmaz. "I want my work to make people dream, to take them out of this world and away from their current life," Elmaz says. "Growing up, I was inspired by Salvador Dali[!]. I remember looking at his Surrealist work, you'd get taken to another world."
  • In Paris, Beirut, Delhi features the 96-year-old Marilyn Stafford's images of models on the streets of Paris and refugees fleeing the Algerian war of independence that blazed a trail for female photographers.
  • Zayrha Rodriguez presents the images Angelica Edwards took of Keyla "Nunny" Reece's Breast Cancer Journey. Edwards had asked Reece if she could follow her in photographs. And Reece excitedly agreed. "She said she wanted her son, Ryan, who was 10 years old at the time, to be able to look back and understand what his mother went through as he got older and she was no longer here," Rodriguez writes.
  • Russell Brown is Importing DNG/Raw Images Into Photoshop on the iPad after the recent update:
  • Heidi Volpe talks to Graeme Jennings about his Mark Zuckerberg cover for Time Magazine, which is a portrait taken from a monitor during a virtual hearing. "I wasn't quite sure what to make of Zuckerberg in the flesh, but I was starting to think of him as someone who exists in digital form, in a sort of electronic ether," he says.
  • Yes, the Camera World Changed, Thom Hogan acknowledges. "The dSLR started a process we're now deep into: silicon taking over from mechanical," he writes. With the mechanical shutter now being disposed of, the most mechanical thing about your camera may be image stabilization.
  • Applications for the Black Women Photographers X Nikon Inc 2021 Grants close on Thursday.
  • In M1 Pro vs. M1 Max, Jason Snell points out that the Max's bandwidth doesn't come into play until you get into GPU processing (especially video). And even in single core CPU processing the original M1 can keep up. "When it comes to single-core performance, all these chips offer up more or less identical scores. Where things diverge is when it comes to multiple CPU core workloads or GPU-based processing," he writes.
  • Researchers at the University of Southampton in the U.K. have developed a High-Speed Laser Writing Method that can store 500-TB on a CD-sized glass disc. We've just about filled our 1-GB My Passport external drive, so 500-TB would somewhat exceed our requirements. But your mileage may vary.
  • Howard Oakley continues his tutorial series on Shortcuts, covering flow control, filters, sorting and iteration. Meanwhile Peter Lewis has release Keyboard Maestro 10, the indispensible macOS utility, which provides automation for the rest of us.

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