Required Reading 3.2.2012

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Required Reading is a weekly listing of all the bits of visual inspiration, cool videos, news, hip links, and miscellaneous information that rattles my head during the week. The stuff that’s worth bookmarking and gets my brain-juices flowing.


Terrifying images of children in animal costumes based on funeral photographs that prey on my natural fear of dolls. | fStoppers. 

Has the interpretation of the word Freelancer changed into a negative one? | Freelance = Unemployed Starving Artist?!?

A new installment in the always impressive Made By Hand Series | The Beekeeper

25 inspiring thoughts on making ideas happen | The 99%

For the tech and workflow efficiency obsessed out there ASMP has launched the new version of their DPBestflow program laying out best practices for video and photography workflows | DPBestflow.org

Douglas Sonders is featuring a behind the scenes look at a cool music video he recently directed and produced for Crash Boom Bang  | Adventures of A Commercial Photographer

Amazing images from Bonneville Speed Week

I think that this might become the most democratic way to serve everyone’s musical taste at the studio – this might be my new favorite app | Anthm

iPhoneography just got legit | Nick Laham photographs the New York Yankees with his iPhone

A Kickstarter project that I can really sink my teeth into, My favorite taco truck in the world is looking for funding to expand their empire of delicious | Lloyd Taco Truck on Kickstarter

My nerdy passions know no bounds | Cheesy Typography Humor

Eye opening images from the 70’s oil crisis | How to Be a Retronaut

1000 likes ain’t gonna pay that rent – but more importantly – if you stop doing what you truly love you might die || Stop Writing On the Internet to Make People Love You

One thing Chase Jarvis does really well is distill thoughts down into simple forms, I love his take on becoming a professional | How to Become a Professional Photographer in Five Simple Steps

The always inspiring Nubby Twiglet on Making Lists and Dreaming Big

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