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28 September 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 Weegee, an Ansel Adams print, image stabilization and pictures of people.

  • David Gonzalez celebrates Weegee: King of the Nighttime Streets with an 11-image slide show plus a few more shots. "Weegee was the Dante of New York's nighttime demimonde. His photos, of swells and speakeasies, crime and crowds or perps and play, are a singular record of New York City in the 1930s and '40s," he writes. A new book, Extra! Weegee edited by Daniel Blau is full of Weegee's images from the archives of the Newspaper Enterprise Association.
  • Amy Graff reports Ansel Adams Print of Golden Gate Before the Bridge Could Fetch $250K at Auction Monday. The mural print itself was made by Adams and is the first time it's been for sale since the current owner purchased it from Adams.
  • Kirk Tuck takes a stab at Rating the Relative Effectiveness of Various Cameras' Image Stabilization. "My (unproven) assumption is that it's all about overall sensor size, acceleration and physics," he writes. "The smaller the mass you have to move and the smaller the distance you have to move it the higher the performance is going to be and the more accurate the corrections will be."
  • In Readers Continue to Like Good Pictures of People, Jack Limpert quotes a recent survey of 1.1 million Instagram photos which showed "pictures with human faces are 38 percent more likely to receive likes than photos with no faces."

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