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5 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 Earth's glow, Edgar Berg, Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger, Edward Burtynsky, photo filters, two stock photographers and social media.

  • Earth's Glow, the Moon and a Starry Night was captured by the crew of the International Space Station late last month. You can see the Earth's atmospheric glow, highlighted by the Moon and a starry orbital nighttime background. The crew was orbiting 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Hawaiian island chain.
  • Rosie Flanagan presents The 'Invisible, Intimate Bond' Between People captured by German visual artist Edgar Berg. He's drawn to group shots because when he works with groups there's always "an invisible, intimate bond between the subjects that you can feel."
  • Benjamin Pineros interviews Swiss photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger who recreate historic moments in miniature. "Among their recreations, we can find cultural symbols like Pennie Smith's cover for London Calling, transcendent historical events like the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center and decisive moments in the evolution of photography like Niépce's View from the Window at Le Gras from 1826, the earliest surviving photograph of a real-world scene," he writes.
  • In Deja Vu, Ming Thein compares the style of the images he ran across in Edward Burtynsky's Essential Elements to, well, his own. "I felt like I was looking at my own work -- but shot by somebody else," he writes.
  • Greg Scoblete continues his PhotoPlus preview with Five Must-See Photo Filters.
  • In How Stock Photographers Take a Perfectly Anonymous Picture, Luke Winkie interviews husband-and-wife team Tony and Chelsea Northrup who both shoot and pose for the shots. "We shortly realized it wasn't always about having the best photos," Chelsea says. "It was about having a story in picture form."
  • In Social Media and Your Photography, Sheen Watkins collects a few questions and considerations about using social media to promote your work.

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