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26 April 2013

In this recurring column, we'll 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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at a new book on using the iPad for photography (and business), a ballhead dissection, the rise of APS-C compacts and Photoshop's new Content Aware Move tool.

  • Derrick Story's iPad for Digital Photographers describes not only how he travels with an iPad instead of a laptop but how also how to "run an entire photography business using the iPad."
  • Roger Cicala takes apart a ballhead. There's not secret technology in the best heads, he points out, just aspherical balls and "higher cost materials for the friction plates, conical plates, screws, and housing."
  • Lloyd Chambers argues that APS-C compact cameras are challenging Micro Four-Thirds camera as alternatives to the dSLR. They boast better image quality already but have to get beyond the fixed lens.
  • Expect the "strange and unusual" on the Russell Brown Show. We just caught his tidy presentation on using the Content Aware Move tool in CS6 and it was strange, unusual and very useful.

More to come...

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