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2 August 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 grieving father at Arlington cemetery, fill flash, landscapes with a higher point of view and reviewing third graders like lenses.

  • The headlines became personal in A Muslim Father, a Soldier's Ultimate Sacrifice when Eugene Richards remembered photographing Khizr Khan, who with his wife Ghazala spoke at the Democratic National Convention last week, praying at his son's grave at Arlington cemetery in 2007. Richards apologized to Khan for the intrusion but "without breaking his gaze, without a hint of judgment, he said that it was all right," Richards said.
  • In Bang -- Light!, Moose Peterson explains how to mix natural and artificial light outdoors to salvage a shot with a little fill flash. This would be the Number One Tip to hand out at Twin Peaks where the faces of tourists posing with the city behind them are never properly exposed.
  • In A Higher Point of View, Michael Frye shows you what a 16mm focal length and a higher camera position can do for landscape composition, helping separate foreground from middle ground.
  • In My Third Grader Analogy for Lens Reviews and Testing, Roger Cicala considers third graders the way a variety of Web sites and their forums talk about lenses. One copy is insufficient to draw conclusions.

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