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1 October 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 Pelle Cass, Joe Pugliese, Jan Erik Waider, Lightroom Mobile tips, a exhibit in space, greeting cards, lenses, Pixelmator 2.6, LensRentals gear and Alfredo Boulton.

  • Crowded Fields is an ongoing series by Massachusetts photographer Pelle Cass. He explains the concept, which composites players from multiple frames on a static field:
  • Suzanne Sease talks to Joe Pugliese about his personal project Lucian and His Playmates, which using a similar approach to Cass's to portray the activity of his three and a half year-old son Lucian.
  • Grace Ebert presents the Rocky Terrain of Icelandic Landscapes captured by Jan Erik Waider. "There are many places on the island with very bizarre-looking geological formations and I was especially interested in basalt, with its strict and geometric structure and volcanic origin," he says.
  • Julieanne Kost shares five of her favorite Lightroom Mobile Editing Tips.
  • 1854 Media and Sent Into Space will broadcast a message of peace and unity from humankind in an exhibition of 400 shortlisted images from Portrait of Humanity 2019 and 2020 on a specially-fabricated framed screen 130,000 feet in the stratosphere. The full 45-minute film will be screened Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. U.K. Here's the teaser:
  • In Print Crit: Jim Arthur's Owl, Mike Johnston praises the greeting card print. We've found it's a great way to make use of your photography and beats anything you can find off the rack. And Arthur's owl is an inspiration.
  • Harvey Stearn looks at Lenses as "the other half of the image quality equation." It's the third essay in a series.
  • Pixelmator 2.6, now compatible with iOS and iPadOS 14, adds support for Magic Keyboard, trackpad, and mouse, and includes over 70 new keyboard shortcuts.
  • Video Product Development Supervisor Ally Aycock Patterson, Product Page Supervisor Josh Richardson, and Photo and Lighting Product Supervisor Bryce Robbins discuss How LensRentals Picks New Gear. Three different ways, it turns out. Did you know LensRentals rents sandbags?
  • Amy Hood reports the Getty Research Institute has acquired the archive of Alfredo Boulton containing the Venezuelan photographer's correspondence, writings for magazines and newspapers, research materials and the complete collection of his photographs.

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