Can y’all believe another week has come and gone?
Here are some of my favorite things from around the internet this week. Feel free to share yours here, too!
- Winners from the 2011 National Geographic Photography Contest have been announced!
- French photographer Joe Bunni swam with and photographed polar bears in the Arctic Ocean. Up close. Woah.
- Jasper James’ city silhouette portraits are utterly unique and stunning.
- I’m not usually one for turning black and white to color (or vice versa) because it looks hokey, but these famous B&W images with color breathed into them are beautiful.
- Scott Bourne has made his case for prime lenses. I agree… but their lack of flexibility is their downfall for me. What about you?
- “If you get afraid of making mistakes, you are toast.” Thanks for the reminder, Chris Johns. (Editor, National Geographic Magazine)
- If you’re going to Vegas for WPPI, please sign up to hang out with Justin and Mary. Their two events sound fantastic!
- LOAA hosted a fantastic coffee chat about finding creative inspiration and keeping it.
- “Sick of It,” written by Yan of Yan Photography, really struck a chord with me because there have been many times where I have felt the same way in my business. The honesty of her writing blows me away.
- Photographer Angelo Merendino‘s photo story on his wife’s battle with breast cancer brought me to tears and left me feeling haunted. This is one of the many reasons I want to embark upon a few photo stories – to tell the stories when words don’t do them justice.
Odds & Ends
- As you should know, I am a huge Harry Potter fan. And because of this, I think my home needsthese HP prints.
- This list made me laugh because it’s super true: 10 more reasons why freelancing isn’t for you.
- Hello. (If you haven’t seen this, you’ve been missing out. You’re welcome.)
Happy weekend, everybody!