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7 April 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 Harry Borden, W. Eugene Smith, the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8, Linda the llama, gelled flash in ambient light and Apple Clips.
- In A Poignant Portrait of Survivors of the Holocaust, Eva Clifford showcases portrait photographer Harry Borden's project Survivor, now available in book form. "I want the book to be a plain and powerful rebuttal to Holocaust denial and a modest contribution to documenting a uniquely horrific event in modern history," Bordne said.
- In The Life of an American Country Doctor Was Heroic, Necessary and Utterly Exhausting, Rian Dundon presents W. Eugene Smith's 1948 Life photo essay on Dr. Ernest Ceriani.
- In MTF Lens Tests of the New Tamron 70-200 f2.8 SP Di VC USD G2, Roger Cicala looks at 10 copies of the $1,300 zoom and compares it to its Canon and Nikon competitors.
- In A Llama in Times Square, Jason Kottke tells the story of Linda the Llama, photographed by Inge Morath for Life magazine.
- In Using Gelled Flash to Correct Ambient Light, Strobist David Hobby shows how to split the difference between the pre-existing color shift and white light "to render a non-white color more closely to the way your eye would see it."
- Apple has releases its free Clips video app for iOS. Square format only but you can share your creations via Messages, among other options. Dave Mark provides A Bit of Real-World Clips Experience.
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