April Round-up | My Favorite Internet Reads This Month

It's Friday, friends! Ready for some fun reads from around the interwebs this past month? Here's all the posts that caught my eye and made me hit "bookmark!" - I hope you have some down time over the weekend where you can settle in with some coffee or a glass of wine and take a browse through. Lots of good stuff!

I love these photos of America's last remaining drive-in theaters. I remember there was one near us growing up.

9 family-friendly hikes on Long Island. Can't wait for summer!

I love when Xanthe Berkeley does her week of mini Day in the Life films - someday I want to attempt this, too!

For Harper's Bazaar's 150th anniversary, they projected 150 iconic images onto the Empire State Building. How cool is that??

Lincoln Center is launching an arts festival for children with autism.

Some of the best shots in all of cinematic history. Eye candy!

The best camera settings for shooting video with your DSLR.

Rumor has it that Tamron is releasing a new version of their 24-70 lens later this year.

6 ways to stabilize your video footage when you have no gear.

15 hidden gardens in NYC. So cool!

40 movies about photography that every photographer should watch.

This is a really great post by photographer Jessica Uhler on finding your creative voice. I agree with so much here.

55 musical theater performances that should have been Tony nominated, but weren't.

I am dying to see "Dear Evan Hansen". This is a great read about the musical's lead actor, Ben Platt.

Why the 1980's "Anne of Green Gables" is a tough act to follow.

"Our mothers as we never saw them". I love this piece about images of women before they became mothers.

What? A store full of unicorns in Brooklyn? 

These teenage documentary photographers are really inspiring.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there!


Francesca Russell is a documentary-style family photographer and filmmaker located in Garden City South, NY. If you'd like to see more of her recent documentary family photography, head over to her Facebook page or follow her everyday adventures on Instagram. If you are looking for a family photographer on Long Island or in the New York City area to document your family's story in photos or a film, please contact her for a session!