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From the reader #19

mobygratis is a resource for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short. Via Joe Hanson.

Unsplash. “Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos.” Via @cameronmoll.

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Photo by Sebastian Müller

A few tips to help secure your Gmail account, from Matt Cutts.

For the video game enthusiasts, here’s a nice bit of nostalgia. Pica Pic is a website where you can play vintage hand-held games for free. SSega is a similar site for SEGA games, and there’s SNESbox.com for the SNES.

This Windcatcher technology looks unreal. Via Tina.

What’s the public’s biggest misconception about design? On Design Week.

Here’s a worthwhile five-minute lesson on street photography (embedded below, via Khoi).

If you like that, watch this video on The Art of Portrait Photography, via Chris Glass.

The recent interview with Frank Chimero on The Great Discontent is an excellent read.

“If you’re looking for contentedness, I’d say stop worrying about your portfolio. Portfolios are super important in explaining yourself to other people and getting new work, but my body of work doesn’t really fill that role of fulfillment. If you expect to find contentedness there, you’re facing in the wrong direction. That’s about the past. You need to face forward. Personal satisfaction comes from putting yourself in a place where you can multiply the opportunities you have and make yourself available to whatever comes up.”
— FRANK CHIMERO

Previously: From the reader #18

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5 comments about “From the reader #19”

  1. Loving these from the reader posts thanks for sharing them with us.

  2. I haven’t been over here in a while, David, but I just read your name here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-24013990

    Sensible judgement as always :)

  3. It seems like ages, Armen. I noticed a while back that your websites all seem to be down (at least the ones you linked to through comments over the years). Are you well? Hope so.

    Josten, you’re very welcome.

  4. Yeah, I just finishing my education and anything I do online is on behalf of my wife.

    But, I’m very well, thanks for asking. I’m delighted to see the rewards for your work paying off. You’ve done brilliantly, and it’s well deserved.

  5. Thank you!

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