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11 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 Harold Davis, Kirk Tuck, silk, a mirrorless camera guide, Epson Print Layout, setting up a camera, portrait tips, Z 9 long exposure noise reduction and Carolyn Wright.

  • In Remembrance, Harold Davis returns to the Aging in Place piece for an even later look. Seems like he's just not cleaning up after himself lately. But actually, some poses take their time. "Today's image shows just as much beauty with the inner core of youth and resilience supplanted and tempered with wisdom -- along with a tinge of melancholy, since all things must pass," he writes.
  • Kirk Tuck finds a croissant, brings it home and takes out his camera in Morning Coffee A Glance to the Side. "Which makes me wonder why people want to make something as fun and simple as taking a photograph over breakfast into a time consuming ordeal wrapped up with a misguided fear of failure," he writes.
  • Jasenka Grujin presents 19 Elegant Images of Silk. "The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the prism-like structure of the silk fiber, which allows silk cloth to refract the light at different angles," she writes. We found it relaxing (or you'd have been reading this Horn earlier today).
  • Zach Sutton has posted a compact Mirrorless Camera Guide for 2022 that sums up your Sony/Canon/Nikon/Fujifilm options very nicely. What, no Olympus?
  • In Printing Made Simple, Kevin Raber enthuses about the free Epson Print Layout Software. "In my opinion," he writes, "there is no excuse not to get into printing with a software product like this that makes it a breeze to make prints."
  • Mike Johnston details How I Set Up My Sony with two Memory Recall settings. (Johnston subsequently deleted his post, explaining, "After a couple of days of shooting my settings evolved quite a bit and I didn't want to let the original settings remain posted lest anyone discover them and take them as recommendations." -- Editor)
  • Dan Havlick explores Five Easy Tricks to Shoot Stunning Portraits from pro photographer Miguel Quiles. "Hacks" may not be quite the right word. "Approaches" maybe, since they're quite vague. Or should we say "inspiring?"
  • In Nikon Z 9 LENR, Jim Kasson tests long exposure noise reduction on the Nikon flagship. "If the noise in one frame is uncorrelated with the noise in the next frame, LENR actually multiplies the noise by 1.4," he writes. "It looks like most of the Nikon Z 9 noise is uncorrelated from frame to frame."
  • Carolyn Wright signs off with Thanks for the Great Years! Her Photo Attorney Web site will disappear forever shortly after 17 years serving the community. Thank you, Carolyn! And enjoy your retirement.

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