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17 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 Aretha, Shahidul Alam, rush hour, Moonlight, Michael Sewell, syncing time in Photos, Siri photo searching, Storyglory's ScanMyPhotos deal and Elon Musk.

  • Alan Taylor celebrates The Queen of Soul's Amazing Career spanning five decades in 22 photos. To which, we'll add this 1970 performance by the preacher's kid who described herself as "the lady next door" in an interview with Gwen Ifil:
  • James Estrin covers the Bangladesh imprisonment of Shahidul Alam: A Singular Voice in Photography for Dignity and Human Rights. "For 30 years, his Pathshala South Asian Media Institute has trained scores of talented photographers and helped Bangladesh gain a reputation for its vibrant photo community," Estrin writes.
  • Ming Thein's photoessay Rush portrays humanity "always in a hurry to get from one place to another, even for pursuits of leisure." We are the only species that commutes, apparently.
  • Want to get away from it all, preferably somewhere with plenty of parking? NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio has something better than a brochure in Moonlight (Clair De Lune), which "uses Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data to show the stark beauty of evolving light and shadow near sunrise and sunset on the rugged lunar surface."
  • Miops interviews British photographer Michael Sewell "to find out how he's stayed at the top of his game in a number of specialisms for over 35 years." Sewell says, "If you shoot something often enough, with a drive to create imagery that is to the very best of your ability, then you cannot fail to become a specialist in that subject."
  • Jason Snell suggests you Use Photos to Fit Event Photos Into a Single Timeline. "I end up needing to figure out how to get the times of the various cameras at an event adjusted and in sync. To do this, I use two tools: Smart Albums and the Adjust Date and Time command," he writes.
  • Cella Lao Rousseau and Luke Filipowicz explain How to Search Photos With Siri on your iPhone or iPad. You can ask Siri to search by date and/or location. The article doesn't mention it, but we found Siri in macOS is just as accommodating. If only Siri would respond when we say, "Enhance!"
  • Storyglory has announced a partnership with Mitch Goldstone's ScanMyPhotos in Los Angeles. Storyglory members get a 10 percent discount on all online orders.
  • Kara Swisher's piece on Elon Musk, who she's known for decades, is revealing in many respects but the last question she puts (and answers in the negative) will stay with you. After suggesting Musk delete his Twitter account, she asks, "After all, can you imagine Steve Jobs tweeting?"

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