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16 August 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 Gordon Parks, a Leica SL2 Monochrome, vignetting, the Godox Lux Junior, the Sony Tough SF-G128T memory card and sharing the fun.

  • In 1944, Roy Stryker of Standard Oil commissioned Gordon Parks to document the Penola Grease Plant in Pittsburg. The Guardian features a few of the 100 images from the two-year project published in Steidl, The Gordon Parks Foundation and the Carnegie Museum of Art.
  • Kirk Tuck thinks of his Leica SL2 and a 21mm lens as his Leica SL2 Monochrome. He's posted a few of his Black and White JPEGS straight out of the camera. "The secret to mastering any function of any camera is to learn what it can do by relentless trial and error," he writes.
  • Julieanne Kost describes Three Techniques for Vignetting Photographs in Lightroom Classic. They include Lens Correction, Post-Crop Vignetting and the Radial Gradient Tool.
  • Chris Gampat reviews the $70 Godox Lux Junior, a compact flash powerful enough for street photography.
  • Lloyd Chambers got bit by read and write errors with the Sony Tough SF-G128T Card. Sony notes "Some Sony high-speed SF-G UHS-II SD 300-MB/ss memory cards might have poor compatibility and therefore might not be able to read and write image data properly," according to one reader. Other readers had the same issue with Hasselblad and Leica cameras.
  • In Epic Skye, Dave Williams reflects on last weekend's Worldwide Photowalk. "It's not always about the serious, calculated shots," he writes. "Sometimes the social side of photography can be incorporated with the fun of just getting in amongst a herd of Hairy Heelan' Coos (which is Scottish for hairy highland cows) and firing off some shots for the sake of memories."

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