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3 July 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 Susan Meiselas, Felix Hernandez, High Speed Sync, NameThatLens, creating a neon effect and long exposure fireworks.

  • In Susan Meiselas: Breaching Boundaries in Photography, James Estrin interviews the photographer before her show opens at SFMOMA this month. "When I'm working with young people, I think of how much more they have, yet they often feel they have so much less than we had," she says.
  • Zach Sutton continues LensRentals' Customer Stories series with Making Worlds on a Tabletop With Felix Hernandez. "Describing what Felix does, is a challenge in its own right, but can best be described as stylistic environmental photography, but what shocks most is that it's all done on a small table top," he writes.
  • Chicago portrait photographer Manuel Oriz made "a small demo video for beginner strobists on HSS and why it is so essential for on location portrait work." That's High Speed Sync (and those are Peak Design anchors on his Sony):
  • Georg Fiedler has released NameThatLens [LMW], "a shareware, cross-platform, desktop application (for Windows, macOS and Linux) for adding manual lens information to camera Raw files." This version is a graphical user interface for the Phil Harvey's ExifTool "but I have plans to make the application standalone in the near future."
  • It takes just a minute to learn how to create a Neon Effect in Photoshop. If you can dance the nine steps in a minute, that is.
  • Or (continuing yesterday's conversation), you could shoot fireworks like David Johnson, who posted this Long Exposure Firework Tutorial. You start out of focus, open the shutter when the fireworks explode, focus and end the exposure.

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