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5 December 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 the migrant caravan, 2018 in photos, Project Antarctica, Ramtin Kazemi, easy product shots, Dunja Djudjic vs. Samsung, offline infringement, a Nikonians deal and ArtCollectionio.

  • Members of the Migrant Caravan Share Their Stories features portraits of the Honduran migrants by Brett Gundlock. He "set up a white background in the temporary camp in Mexico City, where they rested for a number of days. He then brought the white background on the road, as they loaded trailers and slept in parking lots."
  • Alan Taylor has begun his three-part series 2018 in Photos with 40 images of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the March for Our Lives gun control rally, Mark Zuckerberg facing Congress, continued conflict in Syria and Yemen, the birth of a royal baby and more.
  • In Documenting 'Project Antarctica', Scott Kirkwood points out that "nothing good comes easy." In this case, three twenty-something Germans documented their trip to Antarctica, exchanging sponsorships for images on Adobe Stock and German-language tutorials on using Adobe Photoshop CC, Photoshop Lightroom CC, and Premiere Pro CC.
  • Landscape photographer Ramtin Kazemi has Five Tips for shooting winter landscapes. And one includes an alternative to the Wacom tablet. "My style of post processing involves lots of brush strokes which is very time consuming and hard to do with a traditional mouse," he explains.
  • In Product Shots Made Easy, and Good Looking, Derrick Story explains how sets up his lights to illuminate his shooting tent. We use a shooting tent for small product shots, too. And diffuse the light. Thumbs up.
  • Dunja Djudjic discovered Samsung Used My dSLR Photo to Fake Their Phone's 'Portrait Mode'. She explains why the "had to" replace the background.
  • In Looking (Not for Love) in All the Wrong Places, Greenberg & Reznicki list a few examples of infringement you won't find on the Web. Menus, signage, point of purchase displays among them.
  • From now until Dec. 12 you'll save a third ($25 off on the regular $75 fee) on an annual Gold Membership at the Nikonians using the voucher GoldNicholaus18 on the upgrade page.
  • is a free cataloging app for iOS "to document the pieces you own, the artists you collect and the galleries you acquire pieces from."

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