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31 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 Venice flooded, Paris Photo, older lenses, sky swapping, a SanDisk external SSD, Scribble Artist, a copyright troll and Phase One certified professional training.

  • In Acqua Alta, or Venice Underwater, Alan Taylor presents 20 photos of flood waters over five feet. "Schools and hospitals were closed, but tourists did their best to navigate the flooded squares and alleys as they always have," he writes.
  • In Beyond Paris Photo -- a Wealth of Photo Shows, Diane Smyth lists a few links to private galleries with special shows during the exhibition next week. With a few choice images as well.
  • Ming Thein suggests Faster Isn't Always Better when it comes to lenses. "We're even willing to compromise with older designs that perhaps don't perform or resolve quite to the level we've come to expect from modern lenses on modern high resolution sensors, but write it off as being 'characterful' or 'nostalgic'," he writes.
  • ON1 continues its Photo Raw 2019 Recipes series with The Sky Swap Recipe:
  • Derrick Story reviews the SanDisk Extreme 500-GB Portable SSD going for $110 at the moment. He likes it.
  • Turn Photos Into Illustrations With a Free Photoshop Action provides Nuwan Panditha's Scribble Artist action set for creating a sketch over an image. But like the first comment, we're unable to get it to fly on the current version of Photoshop.
  • In Copyright Troll -- Part 2, Greenberg & Reznicki report, "It seems that [Richard] Liebowitz sought to have the description of him by the court as a 'copyright troll' removed from prior court decisions. His attempt was unsuccessful." After citing six reasons for her decision, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote instead ruled, "It is indisputable that Mr. Liebowitz is a copyright troll." No Halloween costume required.
  • Bear Images is hosting Phase One Certified Professional Training in San Francisco on Dec. 4 and 5 for $499, which includes a Capture One Pro license.

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