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2 March 2017
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 Smithsonian finalists gallery, manual camera apps, location portrait shooting and U.S. Copyright Office Web site.
- Alan Taylor presents 15 images by the finalists in the Smithsonian Magazine's 2016 Photo Contest. You can vote for the winner yourself, as we mentioned the other day.
- Eric Mueller looks at five apps to find the Best Camera App for iPhone because "sometimes you need a more powerful camera with dSLR-like manual settings such as shutter speed, ISO and white balance." Aperture? Nope. It's fixed.
- In Location Portrait Shooting in 201x, Kirk Tuck suggests leveraging what's there rather than using manufactured backgrounds. He solves any light balancing issues by using a strobe as the main light.
- The U.S. Copyright Office has redesigned its Web site, making the whole subject a little less frustrating.
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