The Sunday Reading List was something I wanted to be a regular feature. I wanted to list the articles (long reads) that I had discovered and completed reading during the week; articles that had an impact on me and that I felt may be beneficial for others to read.

On the various reactions of people who encounter names with which they are unfamiliar.

One is the nicknamers—people who come across a name like Rajendrani and announce, “We’ll just call you Amy.” The other is the worst kind, the people who start with the first syllable, then wave the rest of the name away like so much cigarette smoke, adding “Whatever your name is,” or just “whatever.” I don’t have a creative name for this group. Let’s just call them assholes.Jennifer Gonzalez

Tom’s process for triage and reading news of the iPad mirrored my own, but he goes on to explain what has changed recently and why.

To display my RSS feeds, I now exclusively use Silvio Rizzi’s magnificent app Reeder. Over the years, I have dabbled with quite of few RSS readers, but Reeder is the one that has ultimately stuck with me. In the past, Reeder has been my place of triage. I used the app primarily to browse my RSS feeds and do a first sorting. Articles that I wanted read, I used to save out to Pocket.theminimal

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Husband, father, information security professional and avid photographer living at the junction of Montgomery Township, Rocky Hill and Princeton Township, New Jersey.

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You may have heard of Trey Ratcliff. After a slow start, his Stuck in Customs blog grew in popularity as did his HDR techniques and vivid style of landscape photography. He’s now one of the most popular and influential photographers on the web. Alistair Arthur

Three years ago I attended one of Trey’s photowalks. The New York City event was organized with the help of Scott Wyden and B&H. The turnout was impressive. It was the spectacle as hundreds of photographers walked down Broadway toward Bowling Green. At one point we chased away by New York City police who thought we were part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

After the photowalk I had the opportunity to have dinner with Trey and a select few of the photographers. He’s doing it again, in New York City, this Thursday 6 August from 5pm, with the walk starting at 7pm. It’s sure to be fun. Being around Trey is magical.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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Husband, father, information security professional and avid photographer living at the junction of Montgomery Township, Rocky Hill and Princeton Township, New Jersey.

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As a landscape photographer I’ve been lucky enough to spend time photographing Iceland, parts of Canada, and much of the western USA. Thankfully I’ve picked up a few things along the way. In this article I want to share one of the most important tools in my bag: the wide angle lens. Derek Kind

The widest lens I have is an AF-S Nikkor 18-55m f/3.5-5.6. On an APS-C sensor camera like my Nikon D5100, this is lens provides the same point-of-view as a 27-82mm f5/3-8.4 lens on a 35 mm sensor camera. It’s not quite as wide angle as I would like but it’s what my budget allows for at this point.

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Husband, father, information security professional and avid photographer living at the junction of Montgomery Township, Rocky Hill and Princeton Township, New Jersey.

I’m getting inquiries about how to prepare for the upcoming Somerset Photography Meetup group exhibit at the Adult Day Center of Somerset County. There are a few things to think about before making your print: print size, matting and framing. Loren Fisher

I recently used Loren’s advice when preparing prints for two photo exhibits.

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Husband, father, information security professional and avid photographer living at the junction of Montgomery Township, Rocky Hill and Princeton Township, New Jersey.

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The Outer Banks was first introduced to me by a friend. It’s a chain of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, with a collection of beach communities.  The word summer as a verb, simply means you spend weeks away from your primary residence during the summer. Robin Birkel

We’re traveling to the OBX this summer for some much needed rest and relaxation. We’re sharing a rental house with Bhavana’s parents, her siblings, their spouses and children — 10 adults and 8 kids.

While I am there I am hoping to take some images of sunsets, sunrises, lighthouses, and beaches. Robin’s article should help me be prepared. I’ve also exchanged a few emails with photographer, Jim Denham, who took the image above and the one embedded below.

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Husband, father, information security professional and avid photographer living at the junction of Montgomery Township, Rocky Hill and Princeton Township, New Jersey.