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29 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 the Underground Railroad, Ming Thein on his Hasselblad appointment, a free photo guide from National Geographic, a new NASA image library and a few of Moose Peterson's tricks.
- In From Slavery to Freedom: Revealing the Underground Railroad, Maurice Berger describes how photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales portrayed "the paths and havens that, two centuries ago, had functioned as an itinerary for emancipation" in her book Through Darkness to Light: Photographs along the Underground Railroad.
- Ming Thein reflects on Some Big Changes... regarding his appointment by Hasselblad as chief of strategy, which was announced yesterday.
- National Georgraphic has published its Guide to Photography, a free 15-page PDF that comprehensively covers the basics.
- NASA officially has launched the NASA Image and Video Library, a new resource compiled from 60 collections to help find and download images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata (like Exif data) searches of the collection. There are over 140,000 NASA images, videos and audio files from the agency's many missions in aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight and more.
- Scott Kelby's guest blogger today is Moose Peterson who skips the tips and tricks he usually dispenses on his own blog for some clever pranks to pull on your buddies.