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26 January 2018

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. This time we look at Mount Mayon, Yury Nezdoyminoga, incarcerated Hungarian kids, copying adjustments in Apple Photos, a Tuck rebuttal, Truepic and Mary Lee Berners-Lee.

  • Alan Taylor presents 25 images of The Ominous Rumblings of Mount Mayon. The Philippine volcano is "releasing small to medium amounts of ash and lava as local authorities warn that the magma underlying Mayon is still building and a more violent eruption may be imminent," he writes.
  • In The Innocence of Yesterday, Russian photographer Yury Nezdoyminoga talks about his black and white street photography. "The more time you spend on the street among people, the more invisible you become to them. They just stop noticing you and show their real faces," he says.
  • Rian Dundon unearths 40-year-old photos of Incarcerated Hungarian Kids and a few modern ones taken by the photographer's son.
  • Derrick Story presents a free video showing how to use Copy and Paste Adjustments in Photos. Apple Photos, that is.
  • In The Decline and Retirement of Photography as a Profession, Kirk Tuck responds to Ming Thein's recent essay. He doesn't agree.
  • David Mathies explains How a Blockchain-Based Digital Photo Notary Is Fighting Fraud and Fake News. Truepic CEO Jeff McGregor describes the service "as a sort of digital notary for images," Mathies writes. "It automatically verifies a photo at the point of capture, proving its realness to anyone who views it, be that a claims adjuster, apartment hunter or someone looking for a date."
  • The Guardian's obituary for Mary Lee Berners-Lee, "the grandmother of the Web," wrote software for the first commercially-available computer, ran a home-based software business and fought for equal pay for male and female programmers. Her son Tim remembers, "It was obvious to us growing up how incredibly exciting it [the computer] was. Not just that you had a new device, but the sense that what you could do was limited only by your imagination." And here we are today.

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