This week has been a slow one, but this coming weekend is going to be exciting. I am traveling up to North Mississippi today to photograph an old co-worker and his future wife’s wedding, and I could not be more honored to be documenting the festivities. I have no doubt it will be fantastic and know we will probably get to reminisce about the good times in Hattiesburg, chasing down spot news and finding features…
So, as you read this, I am more than likely driving across the state of Mississippi. And I am more than likely singing at the top of my lungs to various playlists and artists. (Side note/question: Who doesn’t do this when they are in the car alone?)
And, with that said, on to the Friday faves!
- If you want to be a wedding photographer (or are just starting your business), you should check out the Grays’ big announcement from this week. You can catch them on CreativeLive at the end of January on the Internet… or you could make a video and potentially be flown out for their 3-day session.
- As a photographer who sometimes has some free time on her hands, I am impressed and always looking for something interesting, much like Joao Canziani, a New York City-based editorial and commercial photographer. I especially enjoyed his images of Art Behind Bars.
- A little premature, but Buzzfeed has listed the 45 most powerful images from 2011 already.
- Jose Villa’s fall fog film images are stunning.
- For the photographer in your life: Photo Brigade’s Holiday Photo Gear Gift Guide.
- Chase Jarvis’ list about the 13 things crucial for success is pretty spot on.
- The Chicago Tribune’s Alex Garcia hit the nail on the head again with his post about the most important skill for photojournalists. Do you agree?
- LPV Magazine posted their Top Photo Websites of 2011 this week. Which ones do you read already? Which are you going to start reading after this list?
Odds & Ends
- DIY chalkboard wine glasses. These are so cool!
- If you’re a fan of Christmas music, check out the Hey! It’s Christmas! CD.
- Steve Jobs words ring true for each of us, no matter what walk of life we come from or are currently on. “Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”
- Madonna is performing at this year’s SuperBowl Halftime.
- As y’all should know by now, I’m a big LSU fan. And as you should also know, LSU will be competing in the BCS National Championship in January. In celebration of this, some LSU fans/students (I think?) made a video entitled “LSU Championship Bounce.” As an LSU fan and alum, I’m a little embarrassed at the video, but it also makes me crazy happy because of the new dance moves introduced. The Les clap, anyone?
- And while we’re on the subject of the LSU-Bama rematch, I really enjoyed this video from SI.com’s Andy Staples about who to blame if you’re upset that the National Championship.
Happy, happy weekend, y’all! Enjoy yourselves, wherever you are and whatever you might be doing!