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14 October 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 life in Sonoma County, four lighting techniques, Dawoud Bey, a Bill Cunningham story, Dehazing autumn leaves and a Copyright Office rule proposal.

  • In Oh Yes, We're Definitely Having the Workshop (And Everything Else), Derrick Story updates the situation in Sonoma County as the fires continue to burn. "Many of us haven't had a home to go to since 1 a.m. Monday morning," he writes. "And true, our productivity right now isn't what it will be soon. We have to spend big chunks of our day helping others less fortunate, finding services and dealing with rustic living conditions." But he's working, he adds.
  • Zach Sutton illustrates Four Lighting Techniques to Try on Your Next Photo Shoot. He shows both the setups (which are not overly complex) and the results (which are dramatically different from each other).
  • Christopher Borrelli interviews photographer Dawoud Bey after being awarded a 2017 MacArthur Foundation grant. "When you are able to stand before a photograph of a person who you don't know and you still have a connectiveness through that photo -- that's what I try to do," Bey says.
  • My Bill Cunningham Story is John Druzba's true story of an only-in-New-York encounter with New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham:

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