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27 May 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 Cannes, glamour, camera face, corporate portraits, a face search engine, filling a foreground, the Elgato Stream Deck and efficient resilient storage.

  • Clamour on the Croisette presents street photographer Andy Hall's shots of the powerful and the pedestrian from Cannes during this year's film festival.
  • Meanwhile, in The Glamour of Cannes in Black & White, Associated Press photographer Petros Giannakouris stalks the red carpet and paces the Croisette for glimpses of classic Cannes.
  • Mike Johnston discusses the problem of Camera Face in portraiture. Our approach is to "accidentally" press the shutter again when we're "done."
  • Kirk Tuck notes Companies Still Commission Portrait Work. "I got permission from one of this week's portrait subjects to post her image. That made me happy." Us, too. Lovely shot. Fun looking at faces.
  • In A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate (gift link), Kashmir Hill looks at PimEyes, which charges $29.99 a month to search news articles, wedding photography pages, review sites, blogs and pornography sites. "For the women, the incorrect photos often came from pornography sites, which was unsettling in the suggestion that it could be them," she writes.
  • David Osborn posts the second part of his Behind the Photograph: Tower Bridge, London. In this piece, he deals with "a large empty foreground area that cries out for some people and human content, some activity."
  • Jason Snell has spent A Year With the Elgato Stream Deck which makes "esoteric actions on your computer easier by letting you place them on dedicated keys with custom artwork, so you'll always know to press the blue button instead of typing Command-Shift-Option-3."
  • In Efficient Resilient Storage, Howard Oakley writes, "Storage is central to everything we do, and its goals are to be reliable, efficient and resilient. Unfortunately, as this article shows, those three are in conflict; in particular, efficiency opposes reliability and resilience."

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