weekend reading

Don't Take Pictures is one of my favorite sites for photography inspiration and information.

Don’t Take Pictures is a photography magazine published in print twice-yearly (March, September), in addition to regular online articles. The title, Don’t Take Pictures, references the language of modern photography. Over the years, the term “taking pictures” has begun to be replaced with “making photographs.” The change signifies a distinction between the widespread use of cameras in the modern world and the more systematic, thoughtful process of creating photographic art. At Don’t Take Pictures, we strive to celebrate the creativity involved with the making of photographs.

I look forward to DTP’s regular online offerings – creative articles that broaden my perspective and introduce me to new artists and ways of making pictures. One of my favorite – Weekend Reading.  

Whether you have one shelf or a whole room for a photobook library, Don’t Take Pictures wants to see. Each Saturday, DTP editors select a reader-submitted photo of their library to inspire your weekend.

My son, recently graduated from college, and willing to help around home, offered to reorganize my bookshelf.

"Gosh Mom, you have a lot of really cool books!"

No higher compliment from this bright, creative young man. His comment encouraged me to share my bookshelf with you.

Here’s to happy hours spent reading – and making photographs.