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19 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 scanning a book at the Getty, using an 800mmm lens to shoot a wrestling match, how the AP is shooting the Olympics, Earl Leaf's old photos of Rio and a Rocky Nook flash sale.

  • In A Day in the Life of a Digitization Expert, you can follow the Getty's Holly McGee as she photographs a book. See how she levels a page with old slides, minimizes the transparency of onion skin and guarantees perfect focus. But guess how many times she has to wash her hands each day.
  • Joe McNally used Long Glass (like 800mm) to compete with his fellow sports photographers at the Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling event. "It's risky," he admits but it does put you right in the action.
  • Kristen Hare reveals How The Associated Press uses robotic cameras to shoot the Olympics. "In Rio, 11 robotic cameras and 16 remote cameras are part of a team of 61 photographers creating thousands of images per day," she begins the story.
  • Timeline photographer editor Rian Dundon found a few Old Photos by Earl Leaf of hipsters, beaches, and Carnival 63 years before the Olympics came to Rio.
  • Rocky Nook is having a 40 Percent Off Flash Sale to honor World Photography Day. Just use the code WPD40 on any order until tomorrow.

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