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9 October 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 Gianluca De Bartolo, Polaroids of women, Photoshop exports, Z 7 green shadows, DPPExpress on iOS, Halide, Google's new Pixels, the Allclip, Sony's Alpha Female program and Google+.

  • Rene Silverman tells the story of Gianluca De Bartolo, who photographed Il Maggio di Accettura, an ancient pagan tradition that draws thousands for A Marriage of Two Trees. The groom must be straight and tall, the bride leafy. "There are a lot of these rites that are in danger of disappearing," De Bartolo said. "And I would like, also with the help of photography, to preserve them."
  • In Polaroids of Women, Heidi Volpe interviews Dewey Nicks about her new book of the same name to be released on Nov. 20. Nicks kept Polaroids "to help organize and identify film rolls" from her shoots. Designer Tom Adler selected a few focused on portraits of women. "Some well-known women, some young faces, some friends and collaborators. All beautiful," Nicks says.
  • Julieanne Kost continues her 3, 2, 1, Photoshop! series with Three Ways to Export in Photoshop CC. In less than two minutes, she not only runs through the options but the options on the options:
  • Jim Kasson investigates Nikon Z 7 12-Bit Green Shadows. He points out "this effect is extremely unlikely to affect normal images shot where the 12-bit mode is necessary." When's it necessary to go 12-bit? When you need the fastest frame rate.
  • Canon brings its Raw processing software to the latest iPads with Digital Photo Professional Express:
  • Ryan Christoffel reports Halide Introduces Smart Raw for iPhone XS, Joining a Host of Other Improvements.
  • Dieter Bohn takes a First Look at Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL. His initial impression is that "the Pixel 3 XL screen is significantly improved over last year's screen." He adds, "Camera quality also seems pretty great."
  • The Allclip universal lens accessory to mount the company's auxiliary lenses is compatible with smartphones that have a width ranging from 2.3 to 3.2 inches.
  • Sony has announced its Alpha Female program for five creators-in-residence appointed to six month terms that include $25,000 in grants, $5,000 in gear and mentorship, among other perks.
  • Google has announced it is Sunsetting Consumer Google+. It will take about 10 months to shut it down, though, so we'll keep putting the Google+ sharing link in our story headlines until then.

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