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14 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 the Drone Photo Awards, Harold Davis, photo advice, four Sigma grips and generative AI vs. photography.

  • Grace Ebert showcases the Drone Photo Awards, which received submissions from 2,624 participants in 116 countries. The photos capture everything under them from a caravan of camel shadows crossing the Arabian Desert to a waterlily harvest in West Bengal to trails of lava emerging from a fissure near Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano.
  • We've been following Harold Davis on his trip to Maine. Today he posted a lovely photo of a Bottle Collection he shot before continuing to a "rather weird historical fire-engine-restoration workshop." Vicarious travel has always included all the conveniences of home.
  • Steve Brazill asked a bunch of photographers for Best Photo Advice they were ever given. "I asked each of them to record a video, of around one or two minutes, where they introduce themselves, share the best advice they've been given and let you know where you can follow them," he writes. He's the 38-minute video version:

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