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19 March 2019

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 Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek, Farrah Skeiky, Nikon's Z system primes, printing Photoshop keyboard shortcuts, instant landscapes, a category error, earning cash and the Photography Show.

  • In Witty Life Hacks to Help You Live Better, Stephanie Wade presents a "series of facetious portraits" by Viennese photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek from his series A Guide to Better Being. Watch for a few of them to become Kickstarter projects.
  • David Walker finds out How Music Photographer Farrah Skeiky Decodes Instagram's Algorithm. "If you're going to invest the time downloading an app, editing your photos, sharing them, you should be paying attention to [social media algorithms], you should be researching it," she says.
  • Thom Hogan reviews the Nikon 35mm f1.8 S and the Nikon 50mm f1.8 S, the company's two Z system primes. He calls the 50mm the best Nikon has ever produced and is impressed with the 35mm as well.
  • Julieanne Kost covers Printing a Customized Keyboard Shortcut List in Photoshop CC, which actually creates a (long) HTML file of the shortcuts that may be better than hunting for things on sheets of paper.
  • Matt Burns shows home Nvidia AI Turns Sketches Into Photorealistic Landscapes in Seconds. The "sketches," however, are quite primitive with no volume (as we used to say in art class) so light direction is left to the software. "The company does not have any plans to release it commercially, but could soon release a public trial to let anyone use the software," he writes after seeing a demo.
  • Andrew Molitor thinks most fine art photographers are making a Category Error. And that, he says, includes Ctein, who recently had a print sale at The Online Photographer. Nice prints but not art.
  • Jason Row lists Seven Ways to Earn a Little Extra Money From Your Photos. No surprises here, including his conclusion: "There is no easy path to riches in photography."
  • David Williams provides a glimpse of The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, U.K.

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