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18 January 2022

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 John Yuyi, Harold Davis, Paris Gore, software recommendations, white balance, the Canon ImagePrograph, AirTags, Halide, artistic principles, Tiktokgraphers and John Nack.

  • In Skin on Skin, Joanna Cresswell profiles the work of John Yuyi. "Yuyi is undoubtedly a product of her generation and the impact of the digital world upon our collective psyche runs beneath everything she makes, but there are also references to a whole constellation of moments from art history to be unearthed in her pictures," she writes.
  • In Inside Lisianthus, Harold Davis trains his macro-probe lens on the inside of the flower blossom for a new series. "I use the built-in ring light to see to focus, then use a relatively long exposure (usually about 30 seconds) to capture the details inside the flower," he writes.
  • Heidi Volpe interviews Paris Gore about her work for the Patagonia Fall 2021 Journal. But her advice about having an interest outside work to prevent burnout is the real story.
  • In Why I Don't Recommend..., Thom Hogan fends off criticism of his preferences in Software Recommendations. "I'm a working professional who has to produce images for a living," he writes. We align pretty much on his selections and observations, although we don't use nearly as much software. One thing we do use that he doesn't mention is Exposure X7. But he doesn't do that kind of image manipulation.
  • Julieanne Kost lists six of her favorite shortcuts for Setting White Balance in Lightroom Classic. This is especially important when you shoot Raw, even if a preset includes a white balance setting, as she explains.
  • Dahlia Ambrose makes the case for the Canon ImagePrograph Pro-1000 as The Best Photo Printer in 2021 that can print 17-inches wide. It has two advantages over the Epson SureColor P5000 and P900 she also mentions: a larger printhead and its air feeding system.
  • Derrick Story discusses how to set up and use AirTags as a photographer. They're not just for finding lost valuables, he notes. "'ve taken it a step further by configuring them to notify me if too great a distance comes between us."
  • Kirk Tuck downloads Halide for his iPhone 13 Pro and puts up some sample shots. There's more to the piece, of course, including a shot of his new writing desk and a horror story about home repairs.
  • In How to Make Your Photography Connect With Viewers, David Osborn introduces his "artistic principles."
  • Dave Williams lists five Tiktokgraphers, which are "photographers you may want to consider following on TikTok." He's one of them. "Creators who thrive on TikTok can expect some hefty payouts from the app itself as well as from sponsors," he writes.
  • In 'Why Adobe?' My Thoughts in Insider, John Nack compares the culture at Google with Adobe.

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