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

8 January 2020

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 autos, surfers, AI, a white rose, women, a microphone, the most important products and an iPhone contest.

  • Car and Driver's Best Photos of 2019 are rated PDG by the magazine. Keep clicking through until you see the Swedish Caddy, which is Pretty Damaged Goods.
  • The Daily Edit features Dina Litovsky's black-and-white shoot for The New York Times Sunday Magazine on The Women of Big-Wave Surfing. "Once I took away the bright blues and greens of the sky and sea, the waves seemed to turn into stone, both overwhelming the surfers and freezing them into a moment of stillness," Litovsky says.
  • Ellyn Kail asks Will Photographers Be Replaced by AI? but she puts the question to PDN Magazine's Greg Scoblete. His considered answers put AI in context not just for photographers but for photography in general.
  • Harold Davis's White Rose is a composite of two close-ups taken at different apertures.
  • Karen Morales interviews former model and current portrait photographer Dawn Greene about capturing Women at Their Best. "I truly believe every woman deserves to have beautiful photographs of themselves, especially in print, but most women feel that it's selfish," Greene says. She tells the story her grandmother's stunning portrait of herself in her twenties, which everyone wanted a copy of after she died. "You're actually giving your children or loved ones a gift by having professional portraits of yourself," she points out.
  • Derrick Story fell in love with the SabineTek SmartMic+ at CES. "This little audio powerhouse, about the size of a USB Flash drive, connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth and is capable of performing a number of truly useful tasks," he writes.
  • Zach Sutton curates The Most Important Photo and Video Products of the Last Decade. It's a wide range of products not restricted to the usual nominees.
  • Apple invites you to Share Your Best iPhone Night Mode Photos captured with iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Deadline is Jan. 29 to be selected as one of five winners on March 4. "The winning photos will be celebrated in a gallery on Apple Newsroom, and Apple Instagram (@apple). They may also appear in digital campaigns, at Apple Stores, on billboards or in a third-party photo exhibition," Apple notes. The company will pay a licensing fee to the five winning photographers for use of such photos on Apple marketing channels.

We updated our Nikon products story with spec sheets for the Nikkor Z 70-200mm, AF-S Nikkor 120-300 and Coolpix P950. And we hope to have something from Nikon about the Nikon D6 soon, too. Meanwhile, please support our efforts...

BackBack to Photo Corners