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7 February 2022

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 Sinna Nasseri, Bruno Morias, Christina Dimitriadis, starry skies, aging, Sony's Steady Shot, opacity vs. fill, the Fujifilm Mini Evo, infrared and an anniversary.

  • In Rescue Sketches, Wesley Verhoeve interviews Sinna Nasseri about his 2020 project that took him to 35 states to document the U.S. election, pandemic and social movements for Vogue, Time, The New York Times and The New Yorker. "My goal was to photograph the candidates and the political zealots, but also regular life and people who were sick of politics," he says.
  • Bruno Morias photographed the Shepherds of Patagonia over two weeks in March 2019. "When we arrived, we were shocked by the simplicity of their life and how integrated and in perfect balance they were with nature," he says.
  • In The Individual and Collective Histories of the Aegean Sea, Devid Gualandris feature Greek-German photographer Christina Dimitriadis's series Island Hoping. "Captured in an alluring and painterly way, the images frame the solitary rocky formations as simultaneously threatening and sheltering; revealing in the process their unique spirituality and resurrecting their intricate past," he writes.
  • Dahlia Ambrose presents 23 Breathtaking Photos of Starry Skies. "Some of the equipment that you will need are, a camera that can shoot in manual mode, a lens of your choice based on what you wish to capture and how, a tripod and a cable release," she writes.
  • Harold Davis left an arrangement of flowers out and a few days later found a lovely composition he titled Aging in Place.
  • In We Love Cameras, Mike Johnston discovers the trick to using Sony's Steady Shot with a third-party lens. "Why did I need YouTube to locate SS in the @#$! menus?" he asks. "Probably because the SS controls are buried in the Video menus. I don't shoot video so I ignore those."
  • Scott Kelby explains The Difference Between 'Opacity' and 'Fill' in Photoshop's layers. It's actually quite well illustrated, too:
  • in Understanding the Fujifilm Mini Evo Hybrid Instant Camera, Derrick Story explains the function of the camera's small sensor. "It's not supposed to be a digital camera," he writes. "The hybrid functions are designed to give us more flexibility with the instant shots."
  • In Part I of Here's How I Do B&W Infrared, Ctein explains his artistic philosophy and what gear he uses. Part II will cover post processing. "Tune in tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion of my saga!" he promises.
  • Kevin Raber celebrates a Happy Seventh Wedding Anniversary with Debra by telling the story of their courtship and marriage. The wedding took place in Antarctica but wasn't official until breakfast at an Indiana restaurant on their return. And there are plenty of photos, too.

More to come! Meanwhile, here's a look five years back. And please support our efforts...

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