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18 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 black-and-white photography, Team Sky, Chris Buck and observation as a skill.
- Mike Johnston begins his illustrated series on black-and-white images with B&W Tonality Part I: Pure Black to Pure White. "Takeaway for now: every time you hear a rule for the way B&W is 'supposed'" to look -- the pure black and pure white thing, the 'full range of tones' idea, placing human skin on zone VI, et cetera ... whatever it is, ignore it."
- Train, Eat, Sleep, and Repeat: Inside a Cyclist's Day presents Phil Penman's project with Team Sky as they trained in Mallorca for the Tour de France.
- In Chris Buck: The Story Behind Newsweek's Michele Bachmann Cover, the photographer tells what went on behind the scenes of his 2011 cover shot of the presidential candidate.
- "If anything, the biggest mistake I see most photographers make is a failure to observe and understand the subject before beginning to use the camera," Ming Thein observes in The Art and Science of Observation.
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