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23 June 2015

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at what bad wine says about photo editing, landscape astrophotography, an old Jaguar and (ahem) Taylor Swift could learn a thing from Apple's response.

  • In Of Photography & Bad Wine, Google's John Nack (and former Photoshop product manager) compares wine appreciation to art appreciation. "There's bad wine and then there's wine," he writes. "That's how it is with most people's photos." So "most people [Present company excluded. -- Editor] simply won't edit photos -- at all, ever. They just don't care." And they miss the power of Google Photos' editor and the fun of Snapseed.
  • Adam Woodworth explores Landscape Astrophotography with the Nikon D810A. "Don't forget to take time to stare up at the beautiful night sky when not staring at your camera," he advises. "Capture the emotion of the experience, not just the photons from the stars."
  • Ming Thein's Photoessay: Studies of an old Jaguar captures something "neither so obvious nor so well maintained, but very captivating nevertheless." And a bit sad, too.
  • In the category of People Who Live In Glass Houses, Jason Sheldon points out that Taylor Swift's management company requires freelances to sign a contract that amounts to "a complete rights grab and demands that you are granted free and unlimited use of our work, worldwide, in perpetuity."

More to come...

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