From far away

“A Message From Far Away,” a public art celebration hosted in part by Portland Ovations, will be held Aug. 4 and 5. Contributed / Portland Ovations

Exhibits/Galleries

“365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears” photographic series, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick.

“A Community of Artists,” Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport, 40 Main St., fine art, photography and sculpture, through Aug. 15.

Colin Page Solo Exhibition, Maret Hensick in the Side Gallery, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com.

“Maine Masters of Modernism,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1 in the Falmouth Shopping Center. Featured artists include Will Barnet, Dahlov Ipcar, Lynne Drexler, Rockwell Kent.

“Slack Tide: a moment of calm between tides,” Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery in Bath, featuring Caroline and John Rufo through Aug. 7.

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Mary Armstrong, Leap of Faith opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St.,

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Award-winning Australian blues/roots musician Harper and his band Midwest Kind will be performing at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at the Brickhouse in Scarborough. Contributed / Harper and Midwest Kind

Exhibits/Galleries

“A Community of Artists,” Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport, 40 Main St., fine art, photography and sculpture, through Aug. 15.

Colin Page Solo Exhibition, Maret Hensick in the Side Gallery, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com.

“Contrasts,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in July. Original works that offer a study in contrasting styles from impressionism to realism, richardboydartgallery.com.

“Maine Masters of Modernism,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1 in the Falmouth Shopping Center. Featured artists include Will Barnet, Dahlov Ipcar, Lynne Drexler, Rockwell Kent.

“Slack Tide: a moment of calm between tides,” Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery in Bath, featuring Caroline and John Rufo. On

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Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy-reading articles from analytical, to how-to, to photo features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!


Professor Makes Major Error in Banning Kit Lenses — Photofocus

A professor at a university in North Carolina has banned her editorial photography students from using kit lenses. These are the 18-55 mm (28-85mm equivalent approximately on full-frame cameras) lenses that come included with basic APS-C camera bodies.

The syllabus was recently shared on Reddit by a student in the class who wishes to remain anonymous. It sparked a lively discussion among photographers who largely disagree with the instructor’s point of view.

We connected with Kevin Ames, a Certified Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and holding their designation of Photographic Craftsman. Ames is the author of four books, including one of the first renowned “Dummies”

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Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy-reading articles from analytical to how-to to photo features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!


This 28-Year-Old Artist Made Over $130,000 Selling NFTs in Just 5 Months — CNBC Make It

Justin Aversano, known for his portrait photography, was able to sell all 100 portraits in his “Twin Flames” collection as NFTs between February and June, earning him more than $130,000 in around five months. For the series, Aversano photographed 100 sets of twins in honor of his fraternal twin.

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