I get asked sometimes about which photo – blogs I follow and why, so I’ve decided to come up with a list. By no means is this list arranged in any order, and it definitely is lacking as I stumble across a new blog each day. This list does not include tumblr blogs, that is a whole entry on its own.
Let’s get things rolling:
(not) Common People - is a fun blog that showcases the work of talented photographers who share their work on the (not) common people flickr page. It features short interviews with some generic yet insightful questions.
The Travel Photographer - is Tewfic El-Sawy’s blog. It features some of his work, and some great travel photographers. Once in a while, you might stumble across gear reviews or important deadlines for contests or workshops. He also conducts some great workshops with other travel photographers. This is a good resource for travel photography, story-telling, and multimedia.
APhotoEditor - is a vital resource for any
editorial photographer. Features, interviews, questions, answers, opinions. Subscribe, and read religiously.
A Photo Student - is James Pomerantz‘s blog. He has some nice reads on there like movies on photography and songs about photography. Every entry is a great read and when he stumbles across some photos, he is always more than happy to share. Just like this entry.
Amy Stein – Fine Art Photographer and Teacher based in New York. Features, Interviews, and some great opinions on this blog.
Appetite by Penny De Los Santos – Food and Travel Photographer Penny De Los Santos‘s blog gives us a behind the scenes look at some of her assignments. The images and videos on this blog are always fun to look at.
Boogie Blog – gives us a glimpse of the life of Boogie, in New York and around the world. His images are full of character and many of them are graphic and surreal. He has also put out some great books over the years.
Chad Holder - This guy shoots everything, and is pretty damn good at it. His portfolio (printed and web) are both great to look at and his blog will sometimes show out takes and behind the scenes photos and information.
Chase Jarvis – Seattle based editorial/commercial photographer’s blog chocked full of insights, lighting diagrams, tutorials, inspiration, and assignments. Yes Homework. An indispensable resource for today’s aspiring photographer.
Conscientious – Blog about contemporary fine art photography with features, interviews, and book/portfolio reviews. An Extended version is also available and has some in – depth interviews with some of today’s best and some longer articles.
Day 19 – Jeremy and Claire Weiss. Super power photography couple shares with us out takes and wonderful stories with their images. The people they come across in their daily lives are just as interesting as they are.
Dirty Blog - Charalampos Kydonakis’ blog features some of the best colored street photography. He sometimes shares with us some great work by other photographers and once in a while you’ll find some great slideshows. He has a great list of links on his blog as well.
dvaphoto – is the work of Matt Lutton, and M. Scott Brauer. They showcase their work, as well as the work of many other photojournalists. They also have a deadline calendar for contests/open calls/workshops
Elizabeth Avedon – Books, Fine Art Photography, Features.
Feature Shoot – by Photographer, Editor, and Curator Alison Zavos. A blog where emerging and established photographers from every field are featured. The site has a massive following and photo editors keep an eye out for the people listed up here. Recipient of Life.com’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards
Hey, Hot Shot! – THE international competition for photographers. The blog features photographers who are in the running for the $10,000 grand prize and crazy exposure.
IPA - or Invisible Photographer Asia is blog that showcases visual journalism and street photography from Asia or by Asian Photographers. Authors include Kevin WY Lee, Paul Swee, Tammy David, Derrick Choo, Jessica Lim, and Alice Tay.
Lenscratch – “Lenscratch is a blogzine that explores contemporary photography and offers opportunities for exposure and community.”
Lens Blog – Photoblog of the New York Times
LPV Magazine – online and print magazine dedicated to contemporary photography. A great blog/magazine that serves as a platform for photographers to showcase their work. There are some great interviews here. They also have a Tumblr, and a Flickr, both of which deserve a look.
Magnum Blog – Blog of Magnum Photos. Currently under renovation.
Tanya-n – Photoblog of Tanya Nagar. A good friend.
Severin Koller Blog – Vienna based street photographer. A personal favorite. Rumored to be working on a book project.
Too Much Chocolate – Online photo exhibit/dialogue space run by Jake Stangel. It features a Rotating Gallery, Interviews, Sunday Showcases, and a Private Forum full of win.
Thisisthewhat – A blog with insightful interviews. Authored by Kate Osba, a Photo Editor based out of New York.
WhatsTheJackanory - is Andrew Hetherington’s blog about the industry. An important blog to follow and also part of Life.com’s Photo Blog Award 2011
Ying Ang’s Blog – Ying Ang of MJR shares her beautiful images on this blog.
*Life.com’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards:
And there you have it. A list of the blogs I personally follow. Please do let me know if I missed out anything in the comments. I’ll try to keep this list up to date and follow up with a list of tumblr blogs to follow as well. Please feel free to share this post with friends.