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Art News: Museums Take Precautions As Fires Scorch California

ARTnews   Thursday October 31, 2019

As wildfires rage throughout northern and southern California, several museums across the state have been forced to close, notes Art News. The conflagration known as the Getty fire, which started early Tuesday morning along the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, has caused the Getty Center and the Getty Villa to remain closed through the week. Cultural institutions in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, also closed to the public on Tuesday due to the Kincade Fire, spanning over 75,000 acres and threatening some 90,000 structures.    Read the full Story >>

Heroes: Photographer Uses Drone and Thermal Cam to Find 6-Year-Old

KARE 11   Thursday October 31, 2019

Photographer Steve Fines sometimes uses a drone to create beautiful aerial images, but his latest work, notes Minesota’s KARE 11 News, may be his most memorable: Fines used his drone and a thermal camera to help locate a 6-year-old boy who got lost recently on a freezing-cold night in Sherburne County, MN. After search-and-rescue volunteers found a footprint that pointed Fines in the right direction, he zeroed in on the lost boy. As rescuers found the child, Fines watched events from above.   Read the full Story >>

Books: Milton Greene's Love Affair With Audrey Hepburn

People   Thursday October 31, 2019

Photographer Milton Greene is best known for his portraits of movie stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age, including Marilyn Monroe, with whom he had a close personal and professional relationship. Now his son Joshua has revealed that before his father died in 1984, he revealed that he’d also had a fleeting love affair with Audrey Hepburn, whom he met in 1951, when she was 22 years old and about to make her Broadway debut in Gigi. Green shot Hepburn for Life, and his pictures are now featured in the book Always Audrey.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: SANDMARC Unveils Hybrid ND/Polarizer Filters

PetaPixel   Thursday October 31, 2019

SANDMARC’s newly launched Hybrid Pro Filters line for DSLR and mirrorless cameras combines the company’s ND and Polarizer filters into a single filter, notes PetaPixel. The ND aspect of the filter lets you shoot longer exposures in bright light while the polarizer aspect lets you darken skies, reduce reflections, and suppress glare on the surface of water. Each filter set comes with three filters — the ND16/PL, ND32/PL, and ND64/PL — allowing you to choose how much light intensity you’d like to reduce based on weather conditions.   Read the full Story >>

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