Recommended reading

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Even though I write mostly about things that interest me (photography, old roads), I read blogs about a whole bunch of topics. So you never know what will show up in my weekly blog roundup.

Mike Connealy shares some black-and-white photos he made of some greyhounds, and tells the fascinating history of the breed. Dogs were carefully selected to breed out needless aggression, making them both great companions but also keen hunters. Read Greyhounds

Dog with Underbite
Pentax ME, 50/1.4 SMC Pentax-M, Fujicolor 200, 2013

I wrote yesterday about the right to photograph people on the street. Robin Wong, writing on Ming Thien’s site, echoes my practice of not aggressively asserting the right to photograph people in public spaces. He also shares other thoughts about street photography. Read Robin’s less obvious street photography tips

You hear about high-flying tech startups like Uber and how much they’d be worth if they sold or went public. Venture capitalist Fred Wilson wishes everybody would look deeper, because valuation is form over substance. Read The Valuation Obsession

David Tate says that if your definition of “good work ethic” is “I’ll work myself to death,” you need to change your definition. Read A New Definition of Work Ethic

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2 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. seatacphoto1951 Avatar

    I am not sure Robin Wong would want to go with me when I am downtown. When I have a camera in hand I just start capturing faces. I love faces and how each of us is so different. I am not going to disagree with him and it is one reason I try to use a 50mm lens because it gives me a little more distance, but of course is much harder to focus. My favorite link was a New Defintion of Work Ethic. I was not always the most effecient worker and was at times bullied by others to work harder beyond what was necessary.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      To each his own, really, when it comes to street photography. I said my piece about photographing people in yesterday’s post — notice it wasn’t prescriptive, just how I approach it, because I don’t think there’s much “wrong” about how anybody does it!

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