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3 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 lens adapters, Google Photos, the Canon EOS M5, using warming gels, copyright infringement, Debra Fadely-Raber joining Luminous Landscape and 100 Photoshop tutorials.

  • In Our Guide on How to Use Adapters Properly, Joey Miller explains the use and limitations of lens adapters on Sony, Micro Four Thirds and Fujifilm cameras.
  • Google Photos program manager Tracy Utley provides Six Tips to Make Your Photos Pop after the company improved auto white balance in the app. Pop we have no trouble with. It's the Snap and Crackle that always get us.
  • Thom Hogan has published his Canon EOS M5 Review. "This is the first Canon salvo in the mirrorless world that fully hit the mark," he writes. "The competitors should be scared, because the #1 interchangeable lens camera maker just found the target."
  • Strobist David Hobby suggests you always Use a Warming Gel on Your Key Light. Why? Because, in a nutshell, "Warming your flash will greatly improve skin tones. Which warming gel you use depends on your subject, the lighting environment, your camera's color palette and personal preference."
  • In Follow the Money, Greenberg and Reznicki list all the usual explanations for infringement. Their own explanation? Money. "Nearly every infringement case Ed has litigated over many decades involved an infringer using images they wanted and either couldn't get or didn't want to pay for," they write.
  • In Welcome Debra Fadely-Raber to the Luminous Landscape Team, Kevin Raber welcomes his wife to the team and discusses upcoming projects, including the Luminous Endowment on which she has been working.
  • Bunty Pundir has compiled a list of 100 Photoshop tutorials "covering all categories like photo manipulation, retouching, photo effects, illustration, text effects, digital painting, basics and the latest Photoshop CC new features tutorials as well."

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