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9 February 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 dibs, David Bergman, self-portraits, Lightroom highlight recovery and René Robert.

  • In The Best of Dibs in Chicago, the Chicago Tribute presents images showing how the city's residents reserve their parking spaces after digging them out from snow.
  • In Photographing Concerts With Difficult Lighting, music photographer David Bergman shares his experience capturing difficult venues. That includes using flash, but only off camera and only with permission. But there are several ways of asking for permission.
  • Dahlia Ambrose explains How to Tell Stories Through Unique Self-Portraits from the gear through the technique. "Taking pictures of oneself can be an emotional process for many and a fun process for others depending on the theme and story you will be creating," she writes.
  • In Lightroom Highlight Recovery, Jim Kasson begins, "I’ve heard a lot about Lightroom's ability to recover blown highlights, but I'd never looked at it much, preferring to avoid blowing the highlights in the first place." Interesting analysis and includes a few interesting comments, as well.
  • In Photographer's Death Casts Harsh Light on the Cold Streets of Paris (gift link), flamenco photographer René Robert, who was homeless, "died of hypothermia after falling on a busy road, seemingly unassisted." The journalist Michel Mompontet, who first drew attention to Robert's death in social media posts that went viral, said it was "a cruel irony that Robert -- a 'humanist' who relished the emotional openness of flamenco artists -- seemed to have suffered from the apathy of bystanders," according to the story by Aurelien Breeden.

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