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18 August 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 the International Space Station, dried blossoms, pattern plotting, Photoshop preferences, Nikon Z vs. dSLR, photographer selfies, a YouTube Channel and Google Search image license badges.

  • Interior Space is Roland Miller's "collaboration with Italian astronaut, Paolo Nespoli, to document and interpret the interior of the International Space Station." The series of images will appear in book form on Nov. 2 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of continuous human habitation of the ISS.
  • Harold Davis arranged some Dried Blossoms on his light box "with an eye towards complementary colors." Blue and gold.
  • Heidi Volpe talks to Bhagvati Khalsa about Pattern Plotting. "I am not sure what the future holds, but the excitement that I get when I see the perfect lighting or a cluster of objects compels me to photograph it and in turn, the series continues," Khalsa says.
  • Julieanne Kost continues her 3, 2, 1, Photoshop! series with Ten Super Useful Photoshop Preferences, a 2:20 video covering some of the more obscure options:
  • In Smaller and Lighter, or Not?, Thom Hogan compares the various Z system and Nikon dSLR combinations before admitting, "No matter which brand you attempt a comparison with (or multiple brands), you get tangled up in the same problem: there's no exact equivalence, so you'll have to figure out if you want apples or oranges."
  • In King of the Selfie, Dave Williams writes, "What a self-portrait does for us, whether staged, environmental or in action, is that it serves as a reminder to us of the activity, the emotion and the situation we were in at the time we took it."
  • Jason Row explains how to Create Your Own YouTube Photography Channel. Don't be alarmed, we are not tempted. It's time consuming to do video.
  • Google Search is rolling out a beta of Image License in Google Images which shows "a Licensable badge on image thumbnails in Google Images. This tells people that license information is available for the image and provides a link to the license in the Image Viewer, which offers more detail on how someone can use the image."

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