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8 September 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 Mitch Epstein, John Dyer, Hogan on smartphones, the modular Fairphone 4 and a Nik Collection discount.

  • In America Shows Its True Colors, the Guardian highlights selected images from Mitch Epstein's Silver + Chrome published by Steidl. Epstein, a student of Garry Winogrand, asked his teacher, "Why not color?" And then shot his first rolls of Kodachrome.
  • Suzanne Sease features North American Indian Days, the personal project of John Dyer. The yearly celebration of Indian ceremonial dancing in Browning, Mont., resumed this summer after a two-year pandemic hiatus. "My idea was to ask some of the dancers to allow me to photograph them," he says. "Most agreed, a few said no."
  • In Start Saying Goodbye to 20/24-Mp, Thom Hogan puts the iPhone 14 Pro sensor in context. "With an iPhone 14 Pro you're collecting about 1/13th the photons as a Z9 with the 24mm f1.8 lens," he writes. "If we want anything in our cameras, it's not more pixels, it's more photons."
  • In A Smartphone That Lasts a Decade (gift link), Brian Chen reviews the modular Fairphone 4 whose screen, battery and camera are easily replaceable in five minutes with the included (standard) screwdriver.
  • DxO is offering a-Back-to-School 25 percent discount on its Nik Collection to first time buyers through Sept. 14. "The suite of eight unique creative plug-ins slots seamlessly into Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic and its upgraded selection of tools, new creative effects, fresh filters and revamped technical tools can improve any image," the company noted. Our Test Drive: Nik Collection 5 was published in June.

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