Recommended reading

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๐Ÿ’ป Jennifer Bowman is back on her blog, thinking about loss and grief during the pandemic. She helps us remember to find the things that naturally lift us up, and to go to them. Read Anti-depressant squirrels of the 2020 pandemic

Pentax IQZoom 170SL, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400, 2020.

๐Ÿ’ป For an artist, a blank canvas can be terrifying. Mike Johnston tells a funny story about a high-school photography class he once taught, and the young woman who just could not accept that her assignment was “shoot anything you want.” Read The Terms of Success

๐Ÿ“ท John Scalzi‘s DSLR died. Relegated to using his phone while he waited for his new DSLR to arrive, he realized that as mobile phone cameras have gotten better and better, the more frustrated he’s become with them. Read Thoughts on Cameras in the Age of Excellent Cell Phone Photos

๐Ÿ“ป NPR interviewed a well-known chef this week, and he gave some good insight into the food supply chain and how COVID-19 is disrupting it. He takes the position that the government should help prop it up, but that it’s shrunk too much to be effective. Fascinating read. Read ‘Top Chef’ Judge Tom Colichhio Explains What Restaurants Need To Survive


6 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. tbm3fan Avatar

    The story regarding the DSLR strikes a chord. In the big dedicated camera market you had people from professionals down to plain old family snapshots. There is no question that the cell phone has started to eliminate the snap shot market and then some. Soon the only people buying a DSLR will be professionals and very dedicated enthusiasts. I can see the rangefinder type digital disappearing altogether some day soon.

    Ironic in that film was thought dead but is undergoing a bit of resurgence. I don’t think the common non-DLSR camera is ever going to undergo a resurgence as much as becoming almost extinct. That is the domain of the cell phone now.The DLSR market will shrink and god knows what those cameras will then cost per unit.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I wonder what will happen to the DSLR. Will it survive? Will it be a pro-only thing? What will happen to the Nikon D3x00?

      I have never tried a mirrorless camera so I don’t know their charms. But I do own a DSLR, a Pentax K10D, and I’ve used my wife’s Nikon D3100. They’re both pleasant to use. I feel little need to try anything else.

  2. tbm3fan Avatar

    Finished the story by Tom Colicchio. My take away is simple: common sense and I’ll leave it at that…

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I don’t know. I learned some things from this — how some of the food supply chain functions. But once I learned that stuff the fellow’s whole logic added up.

  3. Steve Mitchell Avatar

    Very well chosen this week! We never should stop learning!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!

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