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6 February 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 a South Korean ghost town, Julieanne Kost, the Sigma 24-105mm Art lens, David Hobby, the Panasonic LX10, paper jams, Truepic, MetPublications, Edward Burtynsky and a BorrowLenses sales.

  • In A Nearby Ski Resort Sits Abandoned, Alan Taylor presents Reuters photographer Kim Hong-Ji's images of a ghost town near the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
  • In Why People Photograph (Or, How I Lost the Plot), Julieanne Kost confesses to losing her bearings on her Instagram account. So she revisited her motivation for making photographs and decided, "I want to try new things and have the freedom to experiment so that I continue to grow as a photographer and as a person that shares their most authentic self."
  • Roger Cicala reports his MTF Testing for the Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM Art Series Lens which he calls this is "the hottest Minivan on the market."
  • In One Light, Inside the Frame, Strobist David Hobby revisits an old shot, rethinking his approach to lighting it in, well, light of what he's learned since then.
  • Robin Wong reviews the Panasonic LX10 (even though it's been around since 2016). He liked the increased depth of field for the most part but low-light level performance hurt.
  • Joshua Rothman goes to Rochester, N.Y., to try to find out Why Paper Jams Persist. Don't get your hopes up. They're here to stay.
  • Paul Melcher has 10 Questions for a Founder: Truepic. Melcher interviewed CEO Jeff McGregor about the company's patented technologies to certify a photograph is 100 percent original. But it only certifies mobile images and video.
  • MetPublications provides five decades of the Metropolitan Museum's publications on art history to read, download or search for free. There are 161 photography-related titles in the collection.
  • In Edward Burtynsky: 2018 Winner of Master of Photography -- in Pictures, Matt Fidler presents some of Burtynsky's landscapes. The award is given by Photo London, an international photography event now in its third year.
  • BorrowLenses is having a Flash Sale through Wednesday of 20 percent off 15 of its most popular rentals when you use the code FAV20. Save 10 percent on anything else with the code ALLGEAR10.

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