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20 June 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 Juneteenth, camera deals, walking, Camera Raw, hummingbirds and reading.

  • The Guardian presents 15 images of Juneteenth Celebrations Across America from a number of sources.
  • The Phoblographer lists some Amazing Camera Deals offering discounts of hundreds and even thousands of dollars from list price. Bargains include models from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony.
  • Kirk Tuck suggests taking a walk through familiar streets with a camera is more A Meditation About Change than it is a quest for the perfect photo. And that's done better alone.
  • In Camera Raw Gets a Facelift, former Photoshop product manager John Nack confesses he was "a naysayer about turning Camera Raw into a filter one can use in Photoshop." He argued instead that Adobe should revamp Photoshop's "motley set of disparate, 30-year-old adjustment dialogs." He wasn't wrong, he thinks, but the new Camera Raw "gives me fewer reasons to care."
  • Wild Hummingbirds Discriminate Nonspectral Colors reports hummingbirds (we don't know any tame ones) have four color cone types in their eyes, the fourth of which makes it possible for them to see ultraviolet colors that humans with three cones can't. And that concludes today's lesson in color theory.
  • In Creating, Making, Reading, Andrew Molitor emphasizes the importance of reading your images. "Photographers have a tendency to focus not on does this read? but rather more on have I done thing things which I have been taught to do which make a photo good?," he writes.

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