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Likable Links Report

Welcome to Camera Bits’ Likable Links report! Each week, we’ll collect the news, trends, tips and images that piqued our interest to share with you. We hope you find it informative, insightful, and enjoyable!

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Here are this week’s likable links:

The Wedding Business Owner’s Guide to COVID-19 Financial Relief 

While completely necessary, these extended stay home mandates and event bans are causing an increased burden on the small businesses that make up the majority of the wedding and event industry, where gathering people together in public spaces is literally what we do for a living.

If you are in need of an influx of cash to keep your business afloat during the mandated event bans, a business loan provided under the CARES Act might be a solution worth exploring.

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After layoff, Portland dancer turns website into popular collaboration space

One of the most popular pandemic websites for dancers — from appreciative amateurs to laid-off Broadway stars — isn’t an advice page from the CDC or a source for DIY mask patterns, but an online repository of classes and streaming performances created by a Portland dancer.

Katherine Disenhof launched three days after being furloughed by Portland’s top modern dance company, NW Dance Project. Almost immediately after leaving the studio with a stash of toilet paper, she noticed that friends and friends of friends were promoting dance-from-home classes on social media, as well as posting links to archived performances available online.

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Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its Effect on the Photography Industry

As the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues around the world, I thought I would gather together all the reported effects that it is having on the photography industry. This article will be updated periodically as things change.

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Stephen Shore is one of the most iconic and legendary American photographers of all time. This year, some four decades into his career, sees the publication of a book of photographs that have remained unseen for many of those years. It is hard to state how significant this is, especially for an artist who already has had more than 25 books published. This latest book, “Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1971-1979” is extraordinary because it provides an alternate view into the production of one of Shore’s most iconic and enduring works, “Uncommon Places.”


Finding Lena, the Patron Saint of JPEGs 

In 1972, a photo of a Swedish Playboy model was used to engineer the digital image format that would become the JPEG. The model herself was mostly a mystery—until now.

EVERY MORNING, LENA Forsen wakes up beneath a brass-trimmed wooden mantel clock dedicated to “The First Lady of the Internet.”

It was presented to her more than two decades ago by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology, in recognition of the pivotal—and altogether unexpected—role she played in shaping the digital world as we know it.

Among some computer engineers, Lena is a mythic figure, a mononym on par with Woz or Zuck. Whether or not you know her face, you’ve used the technology it helped create; practically every photo you’ve ever taken, every website you’ve ever visited, every meme you’ve ever shared owes some small debt to Lena. Yet today, as a 67-year-old retiree living in her native Sweden, she remains a little mystified by her own fame. “I’m just surprised that it never ends,” she told me recently.

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