In researching this article, I did a Google search for “great photography blog” and it gave me 45,800,000 results. Where would I even start to look for other great photography blogs (besides the one you’re reading now? :-))
To narrow down the field, I looked at several pages of results and noted the blogs that were mentioned multiple times in different articles, and then did quite a bit of browsing on each of those blogs. Here are some (other) great photography blogs that are worth taking a look at, in no particular order:
1. Digital Photography School
Digital Photography School offers online photography courses, as well as sections on photo tips and tutorials, cameras and equipment, and post production editing and Photoshop tips. There’s also a place to showcase your photos and get feedback from other photographers.
2. All Day I Dream about Photography http://www.adidap.com/
This blog has lots of great tips and also features photographers and their work and tells how they went about getting the shots. Additionally, contests, news, interviews, and tutorials keep the site interesting.
3. The Imaging Buffet http://imagingbuffet.com/
Gear reviews, imaging news, podcasts, newsletter, tips and resources, along with interviews and digital photography tips. It also has a good list of books and workshops that may be of interest to those with photography in the blood.
4. Photoinduced http://www.photoinduced.com/
Photoinduced has lots of photography galleries, a good listing of events, lots of photography news, product reviews, and weekly giveaways of great photography accessories. This blog also has links to photography books, galleries and museums, news sites, stock photo sites, blogs, education for photographers, contests and competitions.
5. Shutter Sisters http://shuttersisters.com/
Shutter Sisters is filled to the rim with extraordinary photographs of ordinary things, taken by women behind the lenses. With their monthly “One sweet shot” contest, they believe in showcasing the varied talent and experience levels of their blog’s subscribers. They also have “Picture Hope” and also the “One word Project” which attempts to capture that one word in a photo. This month the word is “nurture.”
6. Camera Dojo http://cameradojo.com/
Weekly podcasts with photography experts spice things up on Camera Dojo. There is also news, reviews of products, tutorials on cool stuff like Lightroom and Photoshop, and all sorts of lighting and shooting techniques and tips, and all sorts of cool Camera Dojo tools to take a look at.
7. Endless Years http://endlessyears.com/
Endless Years reviews cameras, photography gadgets, and video equipment—geared specifically to baby boomers and their families. Things are explained in laymen’s terms, and the very latest in new gadgets and equipment are discussed, along with the pros and cons of each new product.
8. Pay it Forward Photo http://www.pifphoto.com/
The point of this blog is to help each other as a community. If you’ve learned something—action, information, or experience that could help other photographers, the site asks you to post it and share it. It has a lot of helpful resources, like interviews and tips, as well as sources for freebies.
9. Microstock Diaries http://www.microstockdiaries.com/
This blog teaches you all about making money from microstock photography. It gives you the nitty gritty on all the microstock sites, including information on affiliate programs and which photos to take that will bring in some commission revenue for you.
10. Fotohacker http://www.fotohacker.com/
Fotohacker is written by digital photography geeks that you can trust to tell you how to make your digital images better. They know all the cool things you can do with the camera, with the gear, and with the software. They offer lots of interesting resources, tips, and techniques that will have you producing better quality photos right away.
This list, obviously, is by no means official or complete. There are literally thousands of photography blogs in cyberspace. The key is to find one which addresses the types of photography that you do, and is on your level. Too simple and you won’t learn from it. Likewise, if it’s too difficult, it will be hard for you to understand. Aim for that perfect middle ground, and shoot!
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Thanks – Ray.