Photo Corners

A   S C R A P B O O K   O F   S O L U T I O N S   F O R   T H E   P H O T O G R A P H E R

Enhancing the enjoyment of taking pictures with news that matters, features that entertain and images that delight. Published frequently.

Around The Horn Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

10 June 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 Boris Savelev, Natalia Neuhaus, Death Valley, Ernst Coppejans, a Raw converter roundup, Affinity discounts and Miss AI.

  • Viewfinder -- a Way to Look presents selections from the Boris Savelev retrospective at El Espacio Cultural SerrerĂ­a Belga in Madrid through July 14. The Russian–Ukrainian photographer first worked in the Soviet Union, returned to his native Ukraine in 2010 felt at to Spain at the start of the 2022 invasion.
  • Natalia Neuhaus explores emotional states and everyday situations in Intermission. "I never dreamed or thought that someday I'd be a photographer," she confesses. "It literally found me, fed me and gave me a voice and a good excuse to explore the world and push my own boundaries and biases, especially those rooted in my extremely Catholic and conservative upbringing."
  • Abby Wines, a spokesperson from Death Valley National Park, told Paige Vega the The Stress of Extreme Heat there means it's too hot for cameras. "Yesterday, I was outside creating a series of short videos with a coworker," she said. "It was morning and it was probably about 110 when we were out filming and we had a solar umbrella shielding the camera and had an ice pack that we were holding up against it anytime we weren't actively recording. I was filming these really short segments, you know, a minute or so and it was a challenge to get my words in fast enough before the camera would shut off because of heat."
  • Jim Casper interviews Ernst Coppejans about the new documentary portrait series From the Streets to the Heart that focuses on homeless LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults in New York City. "The project is a testament to the courage and resilience of people who are compelled to take very difficult steps in their lives to be true to themselves -- despite tremendous emotional and financial challenges, physical danger and everyday prejudice," he writes of the 30 portraits and stories included in the project.
  • Thom Hogan rifles through his Currently Recommended Raw Converters for Nikon Z files. In addition to pointing out the best and weakest points of each product, he includes a wide range of both the well-known and the less-known options.
  • Serif is currently offering a 50 percent discount on all its Affinity products.
  • When the new Miss AI is crowned, will the tiara be real? This beauty pageant's contestants were all created using generative artificial intelligence. "They exist only on social media, primarily Instagram, in the form of photorealistic images of extremely beautiful young women -- all of it created using a combination of off-the-shelf and proprietary AI technology," writes Chloe Veltman. Some of them even talk and move in video clips.

More to come! Meanwhile, here's a look back. And please support our efforts...

BackBack to Photo Corners