Friday Round-up

Are you ready for Halloween tomorrow? We were all set to have Lila and Logan dress as Rapunzel and her chameleon Pascal, but then Lila would not stop telling people she was dressing as Merida from Brave, so I gave her an early birthday present of a Merida dress and bow/arrows. She dressed as Merida yesterday for her school parade, so we'll see what she decides to wear tomorrow.

In the meantime, here are your Friday reads!

Kate Winslet has a "no Photoshop" clause in her modeling contract. I wonder how extensive this is? There are a lot of elements to a photo that are adjusted in Photoshop besides just beauty retouching.

Looking for some books to inspire you this winter? This is a good list. I'm interested in reading Elizabeth Gilbert's new book.

I love that Skinnytaste (my favorite food site) is doing weekly meal plans - so many good ideas!

I find this photographer's work really interesting.

I'm telling you, video is the IT thing right now for photographers.

What is a neutral density filter and how to use one.

Wise words from Wil Wheaton: value your work.

An interesting article about the role of social media in modern society.

How to make spooky photos this Halloween!

Have you signed up for this new social network that pays you for your content?

This appeals to my lazy side :) Although it would probably mean I would fall asleep every time I tried to do some work - haha :)

This photographer walked the length of Broadway in NYC and took iPhone shots along the way. I've walked most of Broadway, too. One time my friend Michele and I tried to count all the Duane Reades (drug store in NYC) along the way. I don't remember what number we got to, but there are A LOT. 

Some good suggestions for quick meals when you don't feel like cooking.

This is a most excellent Day in the Life shoot.

This commercial for Barbie is pretty awesome.

Fantastic photos of San Francisco in the 40's and 50's.

This is a great post about freeing yourself from the rules of certain genres of photography.

What this photographer did is pretty special. And now she being recognized in the national media for it! Good karma, for sure.

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Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy Halloween!