Blogtastic! Check Out Our Favorite Photography BlogsFebruary 26th, 2013
When it comes to online blogs, the Internet is overrun with them. From cooking and traveling to fashion and politics, there is something to pique everyone’s interest. So which blogs are the best for photography lovers? To help answer that question we have put together a list of the photography blogs we visit the most in the hopes that you will enjoy them as well.
It is always a good idea to keep up with photo news and what is happening in and around the industry. For tech-savvy shooters, PetaPixel offers great articles on everything from new advances in photo technology to camera challenges and software practices. In addition to the informative articles, you will find an impressive archive of tutorials, product reviews and pro tips on a variety of topics.
Guess the Lighting
One of our favorite photography related blogs is Guess the Lighting. For all the commercial photographers out there, have you ever gazed at a new ad campaign and wondered how a specific image was lit and captured? If you have, then you’re a lot like us. Ted Sabarese takes this a step further and guesses how the lighting was done for a variety of images on his popular blog. The addition of crude diagrams and comedic musings on how the shot was captured makes this blog highly entertaining.
If you are a fan of video and like watching tutorials, you should definitely check out Digital Rev TV’s YouTube channel. The zany and unpredictable hosts are very entertaining and surprisingly informative on all things photography. One feature on the blog not to miss is the Pro Tog Cheap Camera Challenge where the team gives a toy camera to a distinguished professional and challenges them to deliver great images.
One of the better-known photo blogs is Mila’s Daydreams. It appeals to children’s photographers, parents, and anyone who likes cute photos. What started as a fun way to pass the time has turned into an Internet sensation. When photographer Adele Enerson became a new mother she began taking photos while her baby was napping. By setting up fanciful scenes around the slumbering infant, she created charming and whimsical photos that people really responded to. Adele now has a book of these photos as well as a calendar and other related products. Not bad for a project that began as a humble blog.
For child and family portraiture, another blog not to miss is Reverie. A number of leading children’s photographers as well as talented newcomers are featured on this charming blog, making it a great place to get inspiration and new ideas.
The Cooking Photographer
Combining the shared passions of photography and cooking is what The Cooking Photographer is all about, and it succeeds in a big way. Laura Flowers, a newspaper and editorial shooter, loves to cook−and better yet, loves to photograph her culinary adventures. Her popular blog showcases her great skills with a camera as well as great recipes you can try yourself. Beautiful and yummy at the same time, what a combo!
Another favorite of ours is Colossal, a blog dedicated to art, design, and photography. The author of Colossal, Christopher Jobson, really has his finger on the pulse of the art world. Heavy on photos, this blog offers a lot of creative inspiration on the days when you need it most.
ShootSmarter.com is the blog to follow to learn the latest trends in the industry. With a variety of authors, this blog offers posing tips, to marketing practices, business advice, equipment/software reviews and more. You’ll always learn something new with fresh content and articles written by leaders in the industry added all the time.
We would be remiss if we did not mention Strobist.com. If you are interested in working with flash and strobe equipment then you will love the articles that blog author David Hobby adds on a regular basis. Even photographers who have worked with strobes forever will find something to take away from this informative and comprehensive blog.
We hope that these fun and creative blogs entertain and inspire you. We would also love to hear what your favorite blogs are. Feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.