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21 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 Adam Ianniello, Penny Wolin, a $25K bid, Nikon's new Z zoom, Sandmarc cloud diffusion filters and AI-generated images.

  • In Where Angels Tread, Adam Ianniello photographs Angels Point in Elysian Park of Los Angeles. "Angels Point stands at the edge of the new and the forgotten. A place to hide, to explore, with no commitments, no judgments," he says. You'd never guess he was in the middle of a big city.
  • In A Dreamer in a Hollywood Hotel, Penny Wolin tells the story about her best photograph. "This fellow was the Sunday desk clerk," she writes. "His dream was to have a roller rink in Pico Rivera, a neighborhood in greater Los Angeles -- not one that people necessarily aspire to."
  • Bryan Sheffield negotiates a Membership Campaign for Prominent Art Museum for over $25,000. He kept the bid under $26K by handed off retouching to the client. It is an art museum, after all.
  • In The Latest Trickle, Thom Hogan points out Nikon's new 17-28mm zoom "actually makes for a reasonable DX lens, too, as it gives you fast 26-42mm equivalent range and it's light and small enough to be viable on the Z50." He also looks at three upcoming lenses in Nikon's road map.
  • Jason Row reviews Sandmarc Cloud Diffusion Filters. "Overall, if you are looking for a soft, dreamlike look to your portraits and night shots, the Sandmarc Cloud filters work well," he writes. "They also add a nice cinematic quality when shooting video although you might need to stack a variable neutral density with it to keep your shutter speed down."
  • AI-generated images have taken a hit. Shutterstock is removing them and Getty Images is banning them. Neither company explicitly prohibits AI-generate images in their terms of service, though.

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