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13 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 German Larkin, Zanele Muholi, Moormerland, Linda Guerrette, the Great fp Monochrome Safari, Iceland, portraits of women, free Photoshop training, BigPicture and Duane Michaels.

  • Katie Kiefner profiles The Wedding Photographer Favored by High Society and Fashion Royalty (gift link). "German Larkin had never photographed a wedding when he booked his first job, at the Palace of Versailles in May 2017," she writes. And he had no training either. "I was really studying society with my lens to capture the rawness of what was happening behind the scenes at very glamorous events," he says.
  • Grace Ebert features the Bold Black-And-White Portraiture of Zanele Muholi. "Shot in stark black-and-white, the images utilize heavy contrast and center on single subjects dressed in elaborate garments," she writes.
  • Images from the exhibit The Timeless Story of Moormerland by French photographers Elsa Parra and Johanna Bena├»nous portray fictional, cinematic scenes and characters inspired by their surroundings. The series is set in a small German town near the Dutch border where the pair stayed for a month in the spring of 2021.
  • Heidi Volpe interviews sports photographer Linda Guerrette who started with skiing and adding biking. "It's encouraging to see more young girls and women becoming creatives in the action sport world becoming role models for future young girls," she says.
  • Mike Johnston posted an update on The Progress of the Great fp Monochrome Safari.], his purchase of a Sigma fp for monochrome shooting. He received the gear and shot some images with the Sigma DNG Monochrome profile and color images for conversion in Camera Raw. "The bottom line is, I don't want to deal with color when I'm shooting or post-processing," he writes.
  • Dave Williams flies his Drone Over Iceland "in search of patterns and colors." He suggests, "Let's look for the beauty and show the good things we see."
  • Commercial fashion and portrait photographer Brittany Smith offers a few Simple Tips for Creating Better Portraits of Women.
  • Julieanne Kost announced her Photoshop Essential Training will be free on LinkedIn until Sept. 30. You'll need more than a cup of coffee, though. The course consists of over nine hours and 100+ videos.
  • On Oct. 1, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco will open BigPicture, its ninth annual exhibition of wildlife and conservation photography. Featuring 49 images, the exhibit highlights Earth's biodiversity, illustrates the many threats that our planet faces and underscores the importance of protecting, conserving and regenerating the natural world.
  • A Duane Michaels quote was featured on Nitch. "We are what we feel. We are not what we look at."

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