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29 July 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 a marriage proposal, a shortlist of astronomy contest images, street photography advice, photography electricity and a site to fight ransomeware.

  • Alan Taylor's 26 Scenes From the Democratic National Convention includes a marriage proposal (No. 3) by one Clinton staffer to another on stage with the question carried by a (ahem) huge beach photo displayed on the big screen. Love triumphs again.
  • The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has published its 2016 Shortlist. The winners will be announced Sept. 15 and exhibited at the Royal Observatory Greenwich from Sept. 17. Here's a peek:
  • In Technical Aspects of Street Photography, Jim Kasson refers to his work in the 197s through the 1990s to show how to approach street photography. "The zeroth thing is that you need to be paying attention all the time," he advises first of all.
  • In Photographing Electricity, Tristan Bravinder reviews the current Getty Museum exhibition that "shows how artists have depicted electricity, making visible the tension between our love of the new and our nostalgia for the past."
  • No More Ransom responds to the rash of malware infecting innocent computer users with tips on prevention and "a repository of keys and applications that can decrypt data locked by different types of ransomeware." The site is an initiative by the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands' police, Europol's European Cybercrime Centre and the cyber security companies Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security.

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