Here it is, the first photography links roundup for 2014.
(Photo: Shopkeepers with goods outside shop of Hanoi old town on a very hot July night.)
Johnston Press axes photographers | theguardian.com
Again citizen journalism, the argument that anyone can take a photo nowadays, which made photographers redundant is as valid as saying anyone who has learned how to write can be a journalist. The root of the problem hasn’t been solved, media still hasn’t found a business model that fits the digital age.
How to use Nikon’s AF-ON and back button autofocus | Nikon Rumors
I’m a great fan of disabling focusing with the shutter button and using the dedicated AF-ON button instead:
-You have more control over the camera. The camera does not have to re-focus every time you lift your finger from the shutter release.
-You can instantly switch between AF-single and AF-continues by deciding how long you are pressing the AF-ON button.
-You get great control over stationary objects and landscapes as the camera does not try to autofocus once you recompose.
Apples and orchids on Burma’s slow train – BBC News
The circular train, one of my fondest memories of Yangon and Myanmar. Myself, Â Ruben and Rita spent half a day with circular train, between the few hours of the trip itself and the hours spent at the train station before going on board.