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21 August 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 a new Google Photos feature, German chef's copyright, Peña Sanz and Fotolanthropy.

  • John Nack's new favorite Google Photos feature shows memories of past days in Assistant cards of collages linked to galleries if there's anything there to mine (so it isn't annoying you every day).
  • In Germany Says Taking Photos Of Food Infringes The Chef's Copyright, Glyn Moody quotes Die Welt, "For carefully-arranged food in a famous restaurant, the cook is regarded as the creator of a work." You have to ask first.
  • Kate Wesson interviews Peña Sanz on how he shoots his iPhone street photography. One trick: "I never look directly into the eyes of my subject. I look at the screen as if I'm reading something or watching a video. I use the volume control on my earphones to take the photo and then continue on my way."
  • Fotolanthropy combines film (in the sense of video), photography and philanthropy to tell inspiring stories. It also sells custom Fotostraps, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Fotolanthropy:

More to come...

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