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13 January 2016

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 Paulette Tavormina, LightZone, Chris Earnshaw and FlatCam.

  • aPhotoEditor interviews Santa Fe Workshop instructor Paulette Tavormina about her luscious still life photography. "You have to marry everything," she says. "The texture of the surfaces with the texture of the objects. It could be a still life using glasses or shells. It could be anything. But it all comes together. It's a blending of things."
  • Remember LightZone (we reviewed it in 2007)? Masahiro Kitagaw has just released v4.1.5 of the (now free with registration) Zone System-based image editor.
  • Dan Zak explores the rescued work of Chris Earnshaw who " took thousands of Polaroid and Instamatic photos of the capital in the 1960s, '70s and '80s." He kept them in various shoeboxes and storage units until Joe Mills, the head of the photography department at Dumbarton Oaks Museum in Georgetown, "organized the work, scanned the images onto his computer, enlarged them and printed them on antique paper with amber coloring to mimic the processes of Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott and Eugène Atget."
  • John Nack "rescued" this November 2015 video on FlatCam, the reinvention of the camera by Rice University, which replaced the lens with a flat mask and software to focus and reconstruct the image:

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