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9 November 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 winning portraits, Alex Farnum, the Nikon Z 9, Fujifilm X mount lenses, quitting, firing and M1 basic principles.

  • The Guardian presents the best images from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
  • Heidi Volpe talks to Alex Farnum about his project documenting the work of Point Reyes artist Lina Prairie, who collects kelp, bones and other coastal artifacts, then uses the material to weave intricate baskets, wall hangings and other sculptures. "The material she uses also has a life of its own and a beautiful all onto itself. It almost reminds me of lines in a midcentury drawing," he says.
  • Joe McNally spends A Day in the Mud with the Nikon Z 9 shooting motocross. The 3D tracking was especially impressive. "The camera finds the rider and sticks with him. It seeks eyes and then failing eyes, picks up the head and then the torso. It's remarkably smart," he writes.
  • Chris Gampat has just updated The Phoblographer's Guide to Fujifilm X Mount Lenses, which collects all of its reviews of both Fujifilm and third-party X mount lenses.
  • Thinking of quitting your job? Dave Willians has some advice for you in Be Brave. "Consider everything, assess risk, but be brave in doing so," he writes. Be smart about being brave.
  • Forgive Me if I've Posted This Before, Kirk Tuck writes. Forgiven. It bears repeating. "The best way to stay in business is to routinely fire any difficult client as quickly as you can," he writes. "And the one's without budgets shouldn't be calling in the first place."
  • Howard Oakley elucidates Some Basic Principles on using an M1 Mac that cover disaster recovery. For example, the "boot process always starts from the internal SSD" on these new systems, even if you restart from an external drive.

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