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12 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 Cop26, Landsat 9, conservation photography, David Black, Mike Quyen, scanning film, Paul Melcher, Ask LensRentals and a native NVMe HDD.

  • In Nature Under Threat, the Guardian presents images from a Cop26 photo competition. "The Earth Project, in collaboration with Nature Picture Library photography competition, aims to raise awareness of the huge challenges faced by nature, as well as the impacts of climate change on global ecosystems."
  • NASA has published the first images from the Landsat 9 satellite of planet Earth. "NASA will continue to work with USGS to strengthen and improve accessibility to Landsat data so decision makers in America -- and around the world -- better understand the devastation of the climate crisis, manage agricultural practices, preserve precious resources and respond more effectively to natural disasters," wrote NASA administrator Bill Nelson in the announcement.
  • In How Photography and Storytelling Can Turn Apathy Into Climate Action, conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier writes about the power of photography to affect change. "We have the potential to see real impact in our lifetimes," she writes.
  • Suzanne Sease features images of the ghost town Cerro Gordo from the personal project of David Black.
  • Mike Quyen shows how to Create Your Own Reality with Photoshop and Lightroom. In his case, he enlarges a jewelry box, fills it with water (green tea) and submerges himself in it on a sidewalk. What exactly is in green tea?
  • Jim Kasson hasn't posted in almost three weeks because he's been Scanning Black-And-White Negatives With a GFX 100S. He walks us through the contraption he devised that has been dubbed a "steampunk scanner" by some. Wonderful stuff.
  • In The New Visual Content Ecosystem, Paul Melcher writes, "Content creators, long being taken advantage of, are now becoming the market darlings." But the stock photography agencies "seem to have missed the boat."
  • In the latest Ask LensRentals podcast, the crew talks about Time Limits, Thicc Primes, and Third Party Lenses.
  • In its blog posting Seagate Unveils World's First Native NVMe HDD, the company writes, "The goal is to pave the way for a seamless consolidated NVMe interface across HDDs and SSDs."

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