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28 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 Kenya, Topic, portrait edits, Aurora, Neil Bloem and the editing controversy.

  • Alan Taylor looks at Kenya in 2018 through the lens of photojournalist Yasuyoshi Chiba, who was everywhere and covered everything for the AFP news agency.
  • Holly Stuart Hughes asks Visuals Editor Caroline Smith How Topic Finds and Hires Photographers for Its Visual Storytelling. "Photography drives our site and we're not interested in having just one photographic look or style," Smith says.
  • Jasenka Grujin lists Seven Expert Editing Tricks for Portraits.
  • In Bringing Depth to a Long Exposure With Aurora HDR 2019, Bryan Esler shows how he edited a murky capture into "a much stronger and colorful HDR-centric image."
  • Lisa Michele Burns interviews Neil Bloem, who makes his home in the Lofoten Islands in Norway.
  • In Process/Story, Andrew Molitor dives into the edited/not-edited debate with a refinement of Jim Hughes' remark that photography is an illusion. Were we at the bar with these guys, we'd simply observe that any art (even photography) is once removed from reality but it's subject can be hard to discern (the scene isn't always it, Ansel). Attempts to deceive notwithstanding. But before we said anything, we'd make sure our glass was full.

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