Friday Round-up | Long Island & NYC Photographer

Good morning! Is everyone gearing up for fall? Summer is finally winding down, and my kids are looking forward to getting back to school in a couple of weeks. We were at Target the other day, and it was mad in the school supply aisles! 

I'm headed out for a family film session this morning, but before I do, I've got some some fun reads for you from around the web this week . . .

Do you use back button focus?

Shoot what you're afraid of.

This looks like a cute children's book.

The video background feature on Squarespace is pretty cool.

Ooh - a Lensbaby moviemaker kit!

I'm excited to listen to this podcast episode about the Through Our Eyes project, which gives cameras to homeless people to record their stories.

15 new ways to use your slow cooker this summer.

"You were supposed to sing and dance while the music was being played."

Educational research books for cinematographers.

The Outsiders is 50 years old!

Get those photos off your hard drive - some creative wall displays.

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

Francesca Russell is a documentary-style family photographer and filmmaker located in Garden City South, NY. Head over to her Facebook page to see more of her recent work at, or follow her on Instagram @francescarnyc. If you are looking for a 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!