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8 July 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 Lidar at the British Museum, an iPhone 13 mini-portfolio, portraits with motion, simple tips and Drobo.

  • In The Robot Guerrilla Campaign to Recreate the Elgin Marbles (gift link), Franz Lidz explains that after the British Museum refused a formal request to scan the marbles, "Michel and Alexy Karenowska, the technical director of the Institute [whose robot would make copies of the marbles], showed up in the Duveen Gallery of the British Museum as visitors and resorted to guerrilla tactics. While security staff looked on, the two used standard iPhones and iPads, as many of the latest models are equipped with Lidar sensors and photogrammetry software, to create 3-D digital images."
  • Stephen Scharf's iPhone 13 Mini-Portfolio consists of five shots that show off his go-anywhere-do-anything camera. "I've been using mine for the last month or so and am fairly blown away by the quality of the camera and it's flexibility for handling a range of use-cases," he writes.
  • In How to Capture Better Motion in Portraits, Brittany Smith suggests several ways to add motion to your portraits. "Adding motion to portraits brings a lot of character and life to a portrait image, whether it's fluid or a moment frozen in time," she writes.
  • Jason Little suggests Seven Simple Tips to keep under your hat. The last one is worth repeating. "The simplest and most effective thing you can do to improve your photography is to invest in yourself."
  • William Gallagher reports Drobo Has Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. "Drobo Support hasn't tweeted for over a year and Drobo's main Twitter account has been silent since December 2021," he writes, speculating that the company was hit hard by Covid-19.

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