Photo Corners

A   S C R A P B O O K   O F   S O L U T I O N S   F O R   T H E   P H O T O G R A P H E R

Enhancing the enjoyment of taking pictures with news that matters, features that entertain and images that delight. Published frequently.

Around The Horn Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

19 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 Caroline Catlin, Apollo 11, hummingbird wings, Photolucida, Dylan LeBlanc, Luca Marianaccio, April Dawn Alison, ON1 Effects, Topaz Labs updates, five tripods and the Fujifilm GFX-100. But the first two items stand apart as a tribute to our species:

  • In What I Learned Photographing Death, Caroline Catlin reflects about her moving work for Soulumination, a nonprofit organization that provides free photo sessions for terminal adults and families with critically ill children in hospitals around Washington state. "The families I work with often don't learn my name," she writes. "I am the quiet presence in the background, stepping in only to save the image they will want to hold onto later."
  • Apollo 11 as They Shot It scripts the chatter between the astronauts and with Houston interspersed with their photos as Aldrin, Collins and Armstrong chronicled their epic journey to the moon. His feet on the lunar surface, Armstong says, "I'll step out and take some of my first pictures here."

Now back to our regular programming (which itself isn't too shabby):

  • In A Rainbow of Light Diffracts Through Hummingbird Wings, Laura Staugaitis presents a set of images by Australian photographer Christian Spencer, who has lived within Brazil's Itatiaia National Park for 19 years.
  • Jonathan Blaustein has published the third part of The Best Work I Saw at Photolucida. This segment includes work by Carol Isaak, James Lattanzio, Sarah Knobel, Lee Nelson, Miska Draskoczy and Sue Bailey.
  • Jacob Blickenstaff is On the Road With Dylan LeBlanc.
  • Stephanie Wade presents a few images from Italian photographer Luca Marianaccio's new series 404 Not Found, "a conceptual exploration of a disturbing and not-so-distant future, in which he proposes a world where technology dominates our lives in place of all human connection and community."
  • Marigold Warner talks to SFMOMA curator Erin O'Toole about The Hidden Identity of April Dawn Alison in a collection of 9,200 Polaroids. Alison was the female person of the late photographer Alan Schaefer. An estate liquidator came across the trove. "Artists don't make work for no one to see it," O'Toole says. An SFMOMA exhibition of a selection of the images is currently showing.
  • The $59.99 ON1 Effects 2019.5 to stylize photos is a free download for ON1 email subscribers. It works as a standalone Mac or Windows application or as a plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop. Popular looks include B&W, HDR Look, Dynamic Contrast, Lens Blur (tilt-shift), Glows, Film Looks, Split Tone, Textures, Borders and more.
  • Topaz Labs has updated its AI products, including Gigapixel AI for resizing, DeNoise AI for noise reduction, JPEG to Raw AI for editing, Sharpen AI for sharpening.
  • In this installment of his PhotoPlus previews, Greg Scoblete highlights Five Must-See Tripods from Peak Design, Fotopro, Vanguard, Giottos and Sunpack.
  • In Fujifilm GFX-100 Is Confoundingly Complicated, Lloyd Chambers confesses, "For the first time ever in 11 years of reviewing cameras, I do not feel I can use a camera (GFX-100) without a significant risk of problems/mistakes that would ruin the shoot." It's the profusion of buttons, many of them tiny, that concern him.

More to come! Meanwhile, please support our efforts...

BackBack to Photo Corners