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28 April 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 Paul Phung, Seattle artists, the iPhone SE, Eric Bissell, Lightroom mobile monochromes and Adorama's webcam.

  • Gesture and Movement are the focus of London-based photographer Paul Phung's images, writes Stephanie Wade. "The beauty of photography is that a static moment is captured and frozen in time forever, and yet gestures translate into a language that we all relate to beyond the frame," she writes.
  • Like Tuck's Austin photos yesterday, Seattle Artists Create Murals on Shuttered Stores. And, again, they're figurative works with text ("a message," shall we says) rather than decorative (floral motifs) or abstract (patterns).
  • In iPhone SE: The One-Eyed King?, Ben Sandofsky, the "developer half of @halidecamera," observes the SE is "the first iPhone that can generate a portrait effect using nothing but a single, 2D image." Which it does by generating depth information entirely through machine learning.
  • Heidi Volpe interviews Eric Bissell about his work for the Patagonia catalog and his series Farm to Crag.
  • Julieanne Kost demonstrates B&W Conversions in the Lightroom mobile app. She covers "how to crop an image, apply a profile and use the Light and Color panels to convert color ranges to shades of gray. Then, we'll use the local adjustment tools including the Healing and Adjustment Brushes, add a sepia color tone in the shadows and use the Radial Filter to darken down the edges."
  • Due to the high demand and shortage of webcams, Adorama has built their own: the Green Extreme T200 HD Webcam. It's widescreen with autofocus and Hi-Speed USB 2 -- and available now.

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