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29 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 Greenpeace, London, France, birds, coffee, Negative Lab Pro, panoramas, scanning, discontinued gear, folios, Elements crashing and comments.

  • It's the 50th anniversary of Greenpeace and Greenpeace's former head of photography John Novis talks about the motives behind the creation of its picture desk. "Photographic technology has transitioned to digital during Greenpeace's 50 years, yet the fundamental principle behind photo activism remains unchanged," he writes. "The photographer skilfully captures a significant, controversial and groundbreaking event and a strategic decision is made as to when and how to release the story to the world."
  • In The Square Mile, Andy Hall captures London's finance district in color. "I always take pride in working discreetly and being as oblivious to my subjects as I can," he says.
  • In Dreamy Shades of Pink, Grace Ebert features the infrared images of France by Paolo Pettigiani. It's a cotton candy world.
  • Dahlia Ambrose presents 23 images of Colorful Birds From Around the World.
  • "Ben left his coffee cup on the kitchen table," Kirk Tuck explains in Solitary Afternoon Coffee, nicely captured with his Leica CL and Sigma 18-50mm. Worth a slide show itself for its treatment of both shadows and highlights.
  • Peter Krogh calls Negative Lab Pro a slam dunk for negative conversion. "I like it so much that I've gone back to reconvert 50,000 negative scans," he writes in a blog post.
  • Tell More of the Story With Panoramas, Derrick Story suggests. He uses his iPhone "because of its ease of use and image quality."
  • What Pitch Do You Need to Scan 4x TMax 100? Jim Kasson asks. He likes the pixel shifted image. His previous post covered TMax 100 6x6 negatives.
  • Thom Hogan wonders, Will a Camera Maker Clear the Cupboard? "We're currently in a new manufacturing cycle that doesn't look much like past ones," he writes. "I suspect that none of the camera companies will clean the cupboard and strip down to current models only."
  • Kevin Raber found some Folios for Sharing Larger Images available from Dane Creek.
  • Aashish Singh reports Photoshop Elements 21 & 22 Crashing on M1 Macs under Monterey. "Users say that the software launches sometimes, but most of the time they get 'not responding' error and they have to force quit," he writes.
  • In Fireman (Blog Notes), Mike Johnston reflects on his comments policy. We welcome your feedback here, every one of which we read and respond to, but we don't provide a public forum, publishing only feedback of general interest. Which tends to eliminate a lot of problems, we've found.

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