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7 June 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 cliff honey harvesting, two Nikon S lenses, pricing portraits, how social media works, fisheye fun and free stock photos.

  • In Honey Hunting on the Cliffs of China's Yunnan Province, Alan Taylor presents 17 photos of the Lisu people harvesting the coveted "cliff honey" while being attacked by the thousands of giant Himalayan honeybees inhabiting each hive.
  • Thom Hogan reviews the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 S and the Nikon 14-30mm f4 S.
  • Kirk Tuck gives a real-world example of Pricing Portrait Sessions and the importance of recovering price levels after the recession.
  • In a piece on Social Media Algorithms published without a single photo, Ming Thein explores why you see only a few posts or images of all that are published by people you follow. "We are in the middle of a very strange sort of natural selection that's trying to curate in favour of creativity and 'being different,' but in actual fact is doing the completely homogenous opposite," he writes.
  • Jasenka Grujin shows Five Fun Ways to Use Fisheye Lenses, which themselves "produce strong visual distortion." That's an asset for these tricks. And if you're looking for an inexpensive fisheye, we reviewed one that goes for $300 in Lensbaby Bats Its Fisheye.
  • In Where to Download Free Stock Photos and Public Domain Images, Hillary Grigonis lists 18 sources (whose names, unfortunately, are obscured by their thumbnails). They are listed on two pages, not just one.

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