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17 October 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 animals, making selections on layers, shooting wide open in sunlight and landscape photography gear.

  • Alan Taylor presents 36 photos of Animals in the News but we're just including it to balance the finalists of the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, which (in a word) are not balanced.
  • Julieanne Kost explains Making Selections on Layers with Masks in Photoshop CC using an iceberg an as example. "If you use a Smart Filter's mask to hide the effects of a Smart Filter, Photoshop will still make selections based on the filtered content -- even though it is hidden," she begins a very interesting tutorial.
  • Moose Peterson, shooting with a new 105mm f1.4 Nikkor, knows what to do When 1/8000th Isn't Enough. That shutter speed isn't fast enough in sunlight at f1.4, so he grabbed a polarizer (which loses two stops). We were thinking he'd have an array of neutral density filters but a polarizer cuts down the glare, too.
  • Brian Spencer suggests A Guide on What to Bring for a Landscape Photography Excursion. "Every trip is different, and I pack my camera bag or my backpack based on weight, time, distance and subject," he writes.

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