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10 Photography Blogs You Must Follow as a Photographer
With the digital age ushering in a greater need for visual content, photography business has become a competitive and thriving industry. Whether you are an aspiring photographer just starting out or a professional photographer looking to build your business, you need to keep pace with the rapidly changing trends and new technologies coming out every month.
Thankfully, there are a ton of photography blogs out there which regularly publish resources, articles, reviews and photo stories designed to do just that - to keep you informed and inspired with the latest in photography.
1. Feature Shoot
Showcasing the work of established photographers, Feature Shoot focuses on featuring photo stories across several categories. Topics include portraits, still life, landscapes, fine art, and documentary photography. They appreciate images that tell stories and focus on the narrative behind each photo. The Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Alison Zavos has worked with many photographers to create one of the top photography blogs with an archive of over 4000 photo blog posts. Post formats include artist interviews, reviews of exhibitions and virtual shows.
2. Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis travels the world capturing both still and motion pictures. He aims to be “...as creative as possible towards everything I endeavor.” So, his photography blog features inspiring photo shoots, in addition to tips on how to improve your photography. He often interviews his subjects or other professionals in his blog posts.
3. Richard Bernabe
Richard Bernabe combines his interests in travel photography and writing to bring to life a photography blog with a well-traveled perspective. He cites adventure as the force driving his travel photography. You may have seen his work in news, travel and cultural magazines. His writing focuses on his favorite projects and photography tools.
4. Joe McNally
As an award-winning and internationally acclaimed photographer, Joe McNally has photographed on assignment in nearly 70 countries. His projects are mostly commercial and editorial with a client list including well known international brands. Also, he has shot for notable magazines. On his photography blog, he mostly writes anecdotes from his journeys and projects, offering advice for photographers at any level of learning.
5. Davis duChemin
Working as an assignment photographer, best-selling author, and digital publisher, Davis duChemin has explored the world in search of compelling images. His clients include mostly humanitarian organizations. His posts focus on people, world events, and publications that inspire him. It’s not unusual to find an interview with a fellow professional mixed into his writing.
6. Depositphotos Blog
Depositphotos has a great blog where they write about photography, design, and marketing. They publish photography tutorials, latest trends, stock photography insights, and marketing tips. If you need some inspiration, you can read their interviews with famous photographers, explore featured collections of images from their library or keep up with the latest trends.
7. The Sartorialist
An early influencer in fashion blogging, The Sartorialist showcases street fashion through powerful images. Founder and photographer, Scott Schuman explains that he started his blog to generate a dialogue between the fashion world and "normal people". Now, you can find his work in major fashion publications. Additionally, he has worked with major fashion and lifestyle brands. On his photography blog, you will find thought-provoking images of everyday people, as they explain what they wear and why they wear it.
8. Ken Kaminesky
Ken Kaminesky likes to take photos because he loves the work. For fifteen years, he has supplied lifestyle images for stock photography agencies. With technically sound and consistent work, he knows how to set up an excellent photo shoot. His posts focus on tutorials and “how to” articles featuring knowledge from the field.
Based in California, Syl Arena calls himself an addict to color and shadow. He approaches his photography as a true artist, exploring the medium’s role within the art world. On his photography blog, he writes about current events and photography tools. Often, he offers advice for aspiring or student photographers.
10. Two Loves Studio
Two Loves Studio is a blog about everything you’d ever want to know about ’the how to of food photography’. Here, Rachel combines her love of food photography with her education degree to share tips, techniques and information on how to take better photos of food and also how to start a photography business. She runs masterclasses to help you become an expert at Lightroom, composition and business for food photography. Her most popular posts are focused on lens and tripods so you can get the most out of your gear.