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9 September 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 Mark Levoy, composition, a spectrophotometer, blurring, Tokyo and digiKam.

  • Andrew Marino interviews Mark Levoy on The Balance of Camera Hardware, Software, and Artistic Expression. Levoy, who now works at Adobe, is a former distinguished engineer at Google who led the team that developed computational photography technology for the Pixel phones, including HDR+, Portrait Mode and Night Sight.
  • In Big Secrets of Composition, Marc Silber suggests there are two false beliefs that make composing an image a challenge.
  • Mark Segal takes a look at the MYIRO-1 or i1Pro3 spectrophotometer for making your own monitor and printer profiles.
  • Dahlia Ambrose demonstrates How Blurring People Can Give You Amazing Images.
  • Joe McNally is Missing Tokyo! "I was teed up for the Tokyo Games and prepping in Japan, visually. I was tackling scenes and athletes, experimenting with color and light in Tokyo, which is overbrimming with both," he writes.
  • The open source photo management application digiKam has been updated to v7.1.0 with better Canon CR3 metadata support, a new batch queue manager, UTF-8 support for IPTC metadata and some bug fixes.

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