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11 August 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 shooting golf mirrorlessly, bracketing, Jacques Lowe, winners of the Underwater Photo Contest 2018 and Bradford on Avons.

  • In Catching Golf's Motion in a Still Photo, photographer Doug Mills used his silent mirrorless camera to cover the PGA tournament in a way he'd never been able to before. PGA rules prohibit photographers from firing their shutters before the club hits the ball. "The mirrorless camera, however, allows me to take photos silently and discreetly," Mills writes. "And I'm not alone: More and more golf photographers are using this type of camera at this type of event."
  • Jim Kasson considers Bracketing as an exposure strategy against his better judgement. There's a few stops of information in a Raw file itself, though, so we've always thought of shooting Raw as instant bracketing. If that's any comfort, Jim.
  • Creating Camelot (scroll down a bit) is making the final stop of its tour at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. In addition to the 70 larger-than-life images on display, a touch-screen monitor allows you to view more than two dozen of Jacques Lowe's original contact sheets, including the photographer's editing marks that indicate which images he had selected for publication in various newspapers and magazines. Lowe kept negatives of over 40,000 Kennedy photographs in a bank vault in the World Trade Center in New York. All but 10 of the negatives were lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But the Newseum in Washington, D.C, working closely with the Lowe estate, painstakingly labored for more than 6,000 hours to digitally restore Lowe's images.
  • Emma Taggart presents the winners of Scuba Diving Magazine's Underwater Photo Contest 2018. The competition, now in it's 14th year, drew over 2,100 incredible entries from around the world in four categories: Wide-Angle, Macro, Conceptual and Compact Camera.
  • In A Serene View of Bradford on Avon, Serena Pugh captures the fascinating story of the town through prose, poetry and photography. "The volume is a microcosm of the collective journey of our country's beautiful small towns and cities," she says. "Each has a unique story to tell -- from the residents who live there to the words each and every brick in the buildings would speak, if they had a chance."

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