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30 June 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 the Pence Jan. 6 photos, NYC birders, a Happy Hour preset, street iPhonography and Joe Vecchione.

  • Suzanne Sease features Birders of NYC, the personal project of Claudine Williams who began photographing and interviewing birders after the notorious May 2020 confrontation between a woman and a birder in Central Park.
  • Wondering what Lightroom product manager Ben Warde has been up to lately? Developing his Free Happy Hour Preset for Lightroom, for one thing. He was inspired by a photo walk that ended at the Basque Hotel (a old favorite of ours) in San Francisco.
  • Dahlia Ambrose lists 20 Reasons Why an iPhone Can Be a Great Tool for Street Photography. "A normal camera simply attracts too much attention, but there are many more reasons why a smartphone can be great for street photography," she writes.
  • In Remembering a Major-Domo of the Newsroom, Lawrie Mifflin tells how New York Times editor Joe Vecchione, who recently passed away at 85, helped Mary Hardiman become a staff photographer. Hardiman was a secretary when she "confided in Joe, then the deputy photo editor, about her aspirations. 'Joe let me go shoot photos on my lunch hour,' she told me, 'and he would process them and critique them for me. One of my first pictures -- it was of a blizzard -- got on Page 1.'" Hardiman went on to become a photo editor herself.

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