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Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America — Lenscratch

From "Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America" University of Chicago Press, 2021
Elisa and Family © Mary Beth Meehan, courtesy University of Chicago Press. 2021
Mary Beth Meehan © Molly Heller

Acclaimed photographer Mary Beth Meehan and Silicon Valley culture expert Fred Turner join forces to give us an unseen view of the heart of the tech world.

“With arresting photography and intimate stories, Seeing Silicon Valley makes this hidden world visible,” says Aline Smithson in Lenscratch. “Instead of young entrepreneurs striving for efficiency in minimalist corporate campuses, we see portraits of struggle—families displaced by an impossible real estate market, workers striving for a living wage, and communities harmed by environmental degradation.

“If the fate of Silicon Valley is the fate of America—as

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Aperture Priority mode is available on most DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It’s a great way to make use of the full range of your lens’s optical range. Not only is it a fantastic mode for beginners to start learning their camera’s modes, but it’s also a go-to mode for many seasoned photographers who use it as a “walk-around” mode in street photography and other genres.

In this tutorial, we’ll talk about Aperture Priority mode in detail and discuss the right settings to use for certain situations. But first, let’s cover some of the basics.

What Is Aperture?

Before we understand what Aperture Priority mode is, perhaps it’s best to cover the basics of aperture in photography. In this video, the presenter explains what aperture is and how it dictates how much light is let into the camera’s sensor as well as the relationship to depth of field.

If you don’t

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There are fleet financing companies that solely do business car loans and are up-to-date on the entire programs available. … Read More