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1 July 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 street photography, San Francisco, using the X-Rite ColorChecker, a portrait session, the Fujifilm X-Pro2+, Thom Hogan and camera company support programs.

  • The Guardian presents a few images from Masters of Street Photography published by Ammonite Press.
  • In San Francisco Reflections, Harold Davis takes a walk downtown for the first time in years. "What struck me most in the area around Salesforce Tower is all the modern, reflective windows, which sometimes provide echoes of a distant and almost forgotten past, now alienated and completely separate from the present," he writes.
  • Zach Sutton explains How to Use an X-Rite ColorChecker to Get Perfect Color and why, too. "A color's representation in the camera can vary drastically based on white balance, lighting and even the camera and lenses you use," he writes.
  • Strobist David Hobby details his portrait session with Journalist Hope Kahn. "It's kind of cool how what is essentially a simple head shot also mirrors the evolution of the lighting on this site -- and by extension the evolution of my own lighting journey," he writes.
  • Kirk Tuck takes his new Fujifilm X-Pro2 out for a walk. It reminds him of his film Leicas not his digital Leicas, which is a good thing.
  • Thom Hogan celebrates The 20 Year Anniversary of the dSLR as Nikon's announcement of the D1. "You'll note that most of the changes and benefits we've gotten in the 20 years post D1 are internal," he writes. And in a companion piece titled The Coming Cameras, he points out "one thing that's going to have to change soon is in some internal structural ways that cameras are designed."
  • In Camera Company Support Programs Compared, Greg Scoblete looks at how Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sony, Hasselblad and Phase One take care of their customers.

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