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In Focus: Living In Guam, and Now On Assignment There

The New York Times   Wednesday August 30, 2017

Photographer Nancy Borowick  moved from New York to Guam when her husband was hired as law clerk to the Guam Supreme Court. Once settled on the Micronesian island — a U.S. territory — she became a certified scuba diver and picked up needlepoint. What she didn’t do was much photography, notes The New York Times, because not much news comes out of Guam: Borowick went 11 months without an assignment. Then came the threat of nuclear annihilation from North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Now she is flooded with work.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Zenit Cameras Are Coming Back ... In 2018

DP Review   Wednesday August 30, 2017

Russian camera maker Zenit shut down its once-popular brand in 2005 following multiple failed attempts to regain a place in the market. But now, notes DP Review, Zenit is coming back with a new full-frame mirrorless digital camera to be launched in 2018. In addition to the upcoming camera, the company is also dabbling with lenses, including a Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 lens for Sony’s E mount, adds PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: The Flooding of Texas - An Update

By David Schonauer   Tuesday August 29, 2017

Southeastern Texas is deluged. And the disastrous flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey is far from over. Recovery will take years, say experts. "The Houston area looks like an inland sea dotted by islands," noted The New York Times on Monday, "and Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said people needed to prepare for "a new and different normal for this entire region." But it's ...   Read the full Story >>

Insight, 1: How a Stunning Viral Eclipse Photos Was Taken

PetaPixel   Tuesday August 29, 2017

Lots of people took pictures of the total solar eclipse that darkened skies over a swath of the U.S. on August 21. But two of the most viral images were captured by photographers Ted Hesser  and Andrew Studer, notes PetaPixel, which features a four-minute video showing how Hesser and Studer managed to get their photos of climber Tommy Smith silhouetted against the total solar eclipse. The photos were taken at the Monkey Face of Smith Rock in Oregon, the “birthplace of sport climbing.”   Read the full Story >>

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