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

11 September 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 wildlife, IPA winners, Kathy Shorr, Antarctica, Apple's Keynote, Ming Thein, a mirrorless safari, the iPhone 11 Pro, Rick Sammon and RawTherapee.

  • The National History Museum in London has published a first look at its Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55. The full exhibition opens Oct. 18.
  • The International Photography Awards have been announced. The Photographer of the Year and Discovery of the Year will be announced at the 17th Lucie Awards on Oct. 22 in New York.
  • In Chronicling the Stories of Gun Violence Survivors in the Us, Benjamin Pineros talks to Kathy Shorr about her project photographing 101 people across the U.S. who have survived gun violence. She photographed them where they suffered their injuries. The project was published as SHOT: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America in 2017. She is presently engaged in creating SHOT: We the People, a platform and archive "where all can contribute, curate and download personal experiences and expressions of the national public health crisis that is gun violence."
  • Benjamin Olson exhibits a portfolio of images from My Visit to Antarctica. What the conservation photographer saw there worried him. "These problems aren't just localized, the effects will transcend globally, impacting each and every one of us," he writes.
  • Highlights From Apple's Keynote Event is Apple's collection of images from yesterday's event.
  • Ming Thein's photoessay A Japanese Puzzle highlights "the precision with which Japanese cities come together."
  • Thom Hogan spent August in Africa with "Z6 and Z7 bodies, two FTZ adapters, 70-200mm f2.8E and 500mm f5.6E PF lenses, a flash, more batteries than I needed, more cards than I needed, plus a bunch of miscellaneous bits and pieces, including a 100 watt hour battery to charge things." That's 27 lbs. of gear. And he was "very pleased with the results."
  • Derrick Story looks at the iPhone 11 Pro and loves the photography chops but wonders if he really wants to make a three-year commitment to a phone without 5G connectivity.
  • Rick Sammon shares Some Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom from his new, text-only (and 40th) book Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom: Discovering the power of pictures. "Understanding why and how we are motivated to make pictures -- and what your photography means to you -- is of the utmost importance," he writes. "So is learning about emotional intelligence for photographers, how to steal like an artist, realizing that it's never to late to be who you might have been and understanding the difference between looking at seeing. Exploring light and color therapy also helps."
  • RawTherapee [LMW] has been updated to v5.7 with new Film Negative tool to convert scanned negatives, support for reading ratings stored in Exif headers and XMP sidecars and bug fixes.

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

BackBack to Photo Corners