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21 March 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 photos of the (strange) week, social distancing, Kenny Rogers, Photoshop Actions, Antarctica, Netflix, five movies, working at home with kids and coping for creatives.

  • The Guardian has published 20 Photographs of the Week showing "social distancing, self-isolation and life before and after lockdown."
  • In Social Distancing: A Global Phenomenon, Randy Blythe shares his monochrome images of Richmond, Va., coping with the shutdown. "I am seeing a stark beauty in the stillness -- there is also a bit of excitement at capturing an aesthetic in my hometown that simply didn't exist until a very short time ago," he says.
  • In 2013, Bill Hobbs profiled Kenny Rogers ... The Photographer. Rogers, the American country music star who has died at the age of 81, also talked about five of his favorite images.
  • Hilary Grigonis shows How to Make and Install Photoshop Actions to Speed Up Your Editing Workflow. "Photoshop actions sound complex if you haven't used them before, but they can actually simplify the editing process greatly," she writes. In fact, we don't publish a single image on Photo Corners that hasn't been run through one of our actions (some of which we share with subscribers, incidentally).
  • Kevin Raber has posted the nearly two-hour video of An Evening in Antarctica -- Our Live Event. "I hope that this presentation can help distract you for a little while and give you something to look forward to in the future when the world begins to get back to normal," he writes.
  • Benjamin Lee reports Netflix Launches $100m Coronavirus Relief Fund for Out-of-Work Creatives. "Almost all television and film production has now ceased globally -- leaving hundreds of thousands of crew and cast without jobs," Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, said. "This community has supported Netflix through the good times and we want to help them through these hard times, especially while governments are still figuring out what economic support they will provide."
  • Taylor Gonda lists Five Movies to Watch From Home "that explore the world of museums and provide respite, perspective and contented joy."
  • In A Few Tips for Working at Home, Mike Johnston has a clever one for taking care of the kids at the same time you have to work. And to make it even easier, Audible has opened its collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, for kids. "All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet," the company announced.
  • In Coping During a Crisis: Tips From a Coach for Creative Professionals, Ellyn Kail talks to photographer and professional development coach Danny Ghitis about "his best skills for staying balanced and productive during times of uncertainty." In the first of this three-part series, he notes, "This is a perfect opportunity to level up skills that you normally don't have time to focus on."

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