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16 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 Syria, another lighting lesson from David Hobby, seven iPhone drawing apps and Joe McNally.

  • Alan Taylor presents 35 photos set In Syria: Six Years of War. Number one is our idea of what a photo of the year looks like. A 70-year-old man "smokes his pipe as he sits in his destroyed bedroom, listening to music on his hand-cranked gramophone in Aleppo." The room is white with dust, the man and his music dark.
  • Strobist David Hobby continues his Lighting 103 project with When Not to Gel Your Flash. Short version: when your light source is a single strobe. You can warm it in post, Hobby says (or by changing the color balance in your camera).
  • Kristen Radden found Seven Great iPhone Apps That Turn Photos Into Drawings. Drawings, mind you, not paintings. And for iOS, not necessarily cross-platform.
  • In Hair in the Air!, Joe McNally shows off his all-flash portrait of Maggie Hood as well as a version that uses ambient light too. McNally will be partnering with Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Island of Hawai'i for two interactive workshops in May.

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