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9 May 2024

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 Alec Gill, the Cinco de Mayo Bike Rideout, Whispers, The Ameriguns, backup strategies, tripod heads, SD cards again and the freelancer pay gap.

  • n 1971, photographer Alec Gill began documenting Hull Life During the Fishing Industry's Death. He spent 16 years at it before moving on.
  • Jason Henry caught A Sea of Bikes and a Wheelie-Popping Fashion Show in the Mission at the NorCal Pedal Gang's fourth annual Cinco de Mayo Bike Rideout.
  • Rob Wood presents Light Stalking's April Photo Contest Winners. The theme was "Whispers." May's theme is "Faces of the World."
  • Suzanne Sease features The Ameriguns, the personal project of Gabriele Galimberti, who has traveled all over the United States to photograph proud gun owners with their weapons. "These often-disturbing portraits, together with the accompanying stories based on interviews, provide an unexpected and uncommon view of what the institution of the Second Amendment really represents today," she writes.
  • In Backup, Revisited Jim Kasson writes, "It takes some planning and effort to turn the theoretical safety of digital storage into something you can count on. The purpose of this article is to help you gain confidence in the safety." Thorough, wise and sound advice.
  • Zach Sutton explains The Different Types of Tripod Heads. "A tripod head is designed to accomplish or prevent three of the most common camera movements -- tilt, pan and roll," he begins. "How they do these movements and with how much precision depends on the type of head you're using and the quality of the gear."
  • In What I Ended Up Doing, Mike Johnston explains why he decided to buy $27 64-GB SanDisk SD cards. "I could probably do better if I waited for a sale, but I'd like to stop thinking about cards now," he writes.
  • Matt Pelkey reports The Freelancer Pay Gap by State. The study by OnDeck analyzed the hourly rate charged by 9,078 U.S.-based freelancers on Upwork who have billed over 100 work hours. "Photographers who are men charge $25.09/hour more than women," he writes.

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