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23 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 sailing photography, Jim Marshall, Stephen Wilkes's documentary on Jay Maisel, Sharpen AI, fall foliage in the Bay area and camera shows.

  • In Les Voiles De Saint Tropez, sailing photographer Carlo Borlenghi and newcomer Fred Mortagne discuss covering the French regatta. Mortagne explains why the two get along so well: they both have "the same photographic hero, the legendary Italian photographer, Gianni Berengo Gardi."
  • In A Multi-Faceted Portrait of the Genius of Photographer Jim Marshall, Miss Rosen suggests Marshall was more than a rock photographer. "A perennial outsider, Marshall championed the underdog, the spaces where the oppressed and exploited transformed their pain and sorrow into beauty and art," she writes. She explores that idea in a conversation with Amelia Davis, Marshall's longtime assistant who edited the recently-released Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture.
  • Kevin Raber reviews Jay Myself, Stephen Wilkes's documentary on the New York photographer Jay Maisel that has recently become available for streaming. He liked it. So did his wife Debra. "Debra and I sat and laughed, smiled and once or twice got a bit teary-eyed as we watched Jay go through his building and decide what would stay and what would go," he writes. "The emotion of it all was well captured in Stephen's film."
  • In Topaz Labs Sharpen AI: Artificial Common Sense, Ctein returns to The Online Photographer with a look at the power of this plug-in. We briefly tested it when it was introduced in February.
  • Douglas Zimmerman lists the Best Bets for Fall Foliage in the Bay Area and Northern California. "The fall foliage line descends about 500 feet a week throughout the season, making it easy to predict where the best colors will be viewable," he writes. So if you just missed the peak somewhere, just go to a lower elevation.
  • Are Camera Shows Dead? Thom Hogan wonders.

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