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12 October 2021

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 Sadie Catt, Tomeu Coll, Tobias Kruse, Joe McNally, Dave Williams, iPhone tutorials, enlargements, Lecia SL2 firmware 3.0, Russell Brown and Ken Light.

  • Stephanie Wade explores English photographer Sadie Catt's series Beekeeper which, she writes, draws "connections between the dynamics of the bees' society and our own patriarchal one."
  • In his black-and-white series Badlands, Tomeu Coll wanders off the beaten track to find Mallorca's "neglected villages defined by poverty and hopelessness." It's where he grew up.
  • Jörg Colberg explores Tobias Kruse's Deponie (Landfill), a black-and-white series that reflects on the first decade in East Germany after the fall of the Wall, including its Nazi past and present.
  • In Mirror, Mirror, Joe McNally discusses how he handled shooting reflections on a shoot. "Reflections can pick up all sorts of stuff you don't want in the photo or are unattractive," he writes.
  • In Stealing Shots, Dave Williams hits the road full time, crossing the Scottish border. "After I captured a few shots of my sleeping spot, I headed toward Kielder Forest because there's one shot I wanted to get," he writes.
  • Dahlia Ambrose lists Seven Tutorials for iPhone Photography that cover landscapes, portraits, street photography, macro photography, food shots, architecture and astrophotography.
  • Derrick Story explains How I Made a Large Wall Print From an iPhone 6S using Photoshop's tried-and-true bicubic smoother resampling. We still marvel daily at two 13x19 prints on display here that we made from 3.34-megapixel Nikon 990 captures years ago. It can certainly be done.
  • Kirk Tuck explains the recent Lecia SL2 Asset Appreciation as a result of the camera's recent firmware update. "The firmware update to 3.0 is free so if you bought your camera before the last two price increases you've essentially upgraded to a newer model, performance-wise, for free," he writes.
  • Russell Brown, senior creative director at Adobe, will discuss his latest photographic explorations this afternoon at 4 p.m. PST in an online i3 Photo Lecture via Zoom.
  • Pendarvis Harshaw will interview social documentary photographer Ken Light in a live stream event about his new book Course of the Empire, his witness of the American social landscape of the last decade published by Steidl, on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. PST. RSVP to attend.

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