Inspiration is fundamental within all art forms. In todays post we’re going to provide you with over 150 of the best photography blogs on the internet.
At Smart we believe that inspiring our readers with rich content will help them on their journey to becoming a better photographer.
Lets be honest with each other. Of course we want you to sign up to Smart. But even if you don’t we want our blog posts to get those creative juices flowing for amateurs and professionals alike.
This post is a comprehensive list which will cover various types of photography blogs. From portrait photo sites to wedding photography blogs through to gear reviews.
Our attempt is to leave no stone unturned.
The overall aim here is to provide you, our lovely reader, with a complete list of photography sites for your inspiration.
No matter what type of photography you are interested in it should be covered here.
Right! Are you strapped in? Prepare yourself to be inspired.
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What are Photography Blogs?
Photography blogs can take many forms but in our opinion it is any blog that is photo heavy, provides inspiration and most importantly makes you want to get up out of your chair and go and take photos!
A photoblog (or photolog) is a form of photo sharing and publishing in the format of a blog. It differs from a blog through the predominant use of and focus on photographs rather than text.
Photoblogging (the action of posting photos to a photoblog) gained momentum in the early 2000’s with the advent of the moblog and cameraphones.
So I hear you ask, what blogs made the cut?
Right here is the list!
The blog sites aren’t in a specific order of best to worst or anything like that. They are all awesome and worth a look!
We have however packaged them neatly in to categories for you. This means you can quickly navigate to the category of your choosing using the quick links above.
Blogs for Beginners
If you’re just starting out in photography and want to shoot pictures that will make everyone drop their jaws in amazement, you’re in the right place!
Furthermore, Photodoto can help you become the best photographer on your block, neighbourhood, city and even timezone!
A variety of talented photographers specializing in different genres of photography share their knowledge. Posts are short on Light Stalking so it’s a great source for photographers looking for simple and concise critique on their images.
Think of Lauren and Rob as your photo friends. They are there to help you take better photos and have a ton of fun together at the same time. Another feature of the blog is free resources, articles and recommended gear lists.
They love photography like it’s going out of style and publish creative and fun photography finds to over half a million of their fans, subscribers and followers. If you love photography, you’ll love Photojojo! Lots and lots of fun and creative ideas to keep you on your toes as a photographer and fill you to the brim with inspiration.
ISO by 500px
ISO by 500px helps over 9 million photographers expand their creative networks of friends, colleagues and mentors, learn new technical and aesthetic skills, and make money doing what they love.
From mobile photographers to professionals, ISO has the products and features to take your photography to the next level. Furthermore it is a great place to upload your photos. Their mission is to help photographers grow so why wouldn’t you want to check out ISO by 500px?!
William Beem Photography
Start with your creative vision and turn it into a finished photo that makes you smile. William can help you see the path from idea to completion in addition he shares tips, reviews and discounts to help you get the most out of the tools at your disposal.
No doubt a great website if you are interested in getting your photographs featured. The Phoblographer also has sections on gear, events and the latest news from within the photography world. Furthermore the Phobloghrapher is a photography site that explores the psychology of photographers as they do their work. Get out there and take some photos and get them submitted!
Thomas Hawk’s mission before he dies is to publish a library of 1,000,000 images. For this reason his work is less about individual images and instead more about the power of excessive and disjointed images. Here stories, characters and places sometimes stay and other times reappear or disappear entirely for no good reason at all.
This guy is all over the internet and he covers a wide range of photographic topics.
Photography For Real Estate
If you aim to specialise in real estate photography or are just interested in what is going on in this genre of photography then this blog site is a great source of inspiration for the beginner.
Welcome to the companion blog for Flickr, the home for all your photos. Flickr is the best site on the web for organizing, sharing and storing your photos. In addition you will find all the tools for easy collaboration with one of the world’s most passionate photo communities.
Just bought a new camera or in the market for one? then Peta Pixel is the place to go. News, Gear, Inspiration, Tutorials and Reviews Peta Pixel has the answers.
As one of the leading photography blogs their goal is to inform, educate, and inspire in all things photography related. Browse the site to see whats happening in the world of photography today and get inspired in their featured works section where professional photographers share their stories.
Want stock photos for your website? Shutterstock is probably one of the best places to visit. This is another great photo blog that will give you all the latest news and trends within the photography world. Shutterstock is also a great place where photographers and artists can share inside tips and tricks and enter their photos into competitions.
Gear Photography Blogs
Gear guides, photography tips and an online forum make Photography Life a really great resources for photographers of all abilities. It’s represented by a number of dedicated and talented individuals who aim to bring their readers some of the best photography content on the market.
Geared toward photography enthusiasts interested in the latest cameras, photo accessories, software and techniques. You can connect with Photography Bay by leaving your comments on individual articles. You can also become part of their Forum, Facebook page, Twitter account or Flickr Group.
Find out all the settings and equipment used to take the stunning images that litter this Sigma specific blog. If you have recently bought some new equipment and it happens to be from Sigma then this is the place to come to see what stunning results you can produce with your new goodies.
iPhone Photography School Blog
Want to take better photos with your iPhone than most people take with a DSLR? If your ‘real’ camera sits on the shelf while you take most of your photos with your camera phone or if you are an expert iPhoneographer looking for new idea and inspiration then this is the place to be. Jam packed with absolutely stunning photos it really shows that gear isn’t everything when it comes to photography.
The blog concentrates on photography with a special emphasis on Lightroom and Lightroom Addons. With tips, tricks, presets and plugins for Lightroom this is the place to come if you want to develop your editing skills and increase your workflow speed.
Fro Knows Photo
Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto is the guy you will see in all of the videos with the huge Afro. This quirky presenter is no nonsense in his critique of other peoples photos and assessment of the latest gear on the market. His goal is to help photographers from around the world. He boasts over half a million subscribers on YouTube and there are more than 2000 videos to sift through.
Really Right Stuff
RRS design, build, acquire and deliver superior camera support systems but their photography blog site is more than just about tripods. Not only is the site full of sublime photography but it also explains how each shot was created from the location to the gear used.
Digital Photography Review
Gear, gear, gear and even more gear. Digital Photography Review’s mission is to provide the most authoritative content around and reviews of digital photography gear in the world. They have built the most comprehensive database of consumer digital cameras in the world, and provide an open, active forum and useful tools for their community. They provide unbiased content on all the latest gear that hits the market.
Exposure Guide is a great resource for photographers of all skill levels. It covers everything from considerations when selecting the right equipment, to composition techniques, and simply how to take amazing photos.
Food Photography Blogs
Drizzle and Dip by Sam Linsell
A passionate cook that decided to quit corporate slavery 7 years ago and build her dream life around food creativity. This is Sam’s recipe, food and travel photography blog the internet is her natural habitat and Drizzle and Dip is her home. This is the place to be if you are after tasty easy recipes and tons of photo that will wet your appetite.
This photo blogger has been a working photographer for over 20 years and has work with clients such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Burger King, Dominos Pizza, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt just to name a few. This is her blog for classes that are all about food photography. Her aim with her photo site is to answer many of the questions she gets asked about her craft. If you want to get in to food photography then this is a great place to start.
Image : Me
If you visit Thomas’s blog you will find photographs of varying subject matter but predominantly from his travels. This is no accident as he choses his destination according to what he wants to explore with his camera. As well as stunning photos of epic locations he also dives in to his favourite gear and shares his journey as a photographer.
As an Irish Photographer, Thomas has a passion for photographing Ireland, particularly the mystical landscape of Wicklow (his home town) and the ever changing skyline and streets of Dublin city where he currently resides. He is also an avid travel photographer and loves capturing cities and sights around the world
Momentary Awe Travel Photography Blog
Award winning photographer based in Dubai and an avid photo blogger. His unique perspective and eye for detail have allowed him to work with top tier clients across the region. He focusses on architectural and interior photography as well as corporate portraits.
This popular travel blog was declared one of the three most outstanding photoblogs in 2013. It has attracted more than a million visitors since 2007. The images featured here are sublime and definitely inspire you to get outside and start snapping away.
An accomplished writer as well as a photographer, Bob is a contributing editor at both National Geographic Traveler and Outdoor Photographer, where he writes a travel photography column. Obviously this guy gets around a lot and has seen much of the world and here you will find really good articles on gear and technique.
Travel photographer as well as widely-published author from the United States. Richard’s passion for adventure has been the driving force behind his life’s quest to capture the moods and character of the world’s most amazing places, from Africa to The Amazon to The Arctic and countless places in between. Each image on his portfolio would happily sit on any wall and get attention from anyone who was to visit. His images are simply stunning as they capture wildlife and landscapes from around the world.
A travel photographer and journalist from a small town in Canada. His work has featured in a number of major publications and his travels have also been captured in major media outlets such as the BBC, National Geographic Traveler and others. If you choose to follow this blog be sure to hold on tight because you’re going on a ride!
In March 2007 he sold his house and he has been traveling around the world ever since. This site was named one of the top 25 blogs in the world in 2010 by Time Magazine and he boasts over 1.6million followers on social media. Gary’s personal diary is an inspiration and he is thought of highly within the photographic community. With great photographs from around the world and useful information on how to travel, where to travel etc this travel photo blog is a must.
Stuck in Customs
The place your mind can go before you travel there. If you love travel or just looking at beautiful places then this blog has some of the prettiest images from around the world. As the number one travel photography blog on the internet its not surprising when even JJ Abrams is getting excited about Treys work. ‘Trey’s images are other-worldly, mind-blowing creations that, at first glance, appear to be some digital trompe l’oeil; a Photoshop trickery post production creation. But no, Ratcliff’s photographs — through techniques he freely shares — are inspiring and real. Something which makes them all the more incredible.’ JJ Abrams, Director & Writer, Lost, Star Wars and Super 8.
Educational Photography Blogs
DivePhotoGuide – Underwater Photography & Video
Whether you use a point-and-shoot or a DSLR, shoot stills or video, use one strobe or two, are a wide-angle junkie or a macro fanatic, DPG will provide you with the content, features and community that will help make your time out of the water a little more interesting, keep you informed about the world of underwater photography, and help improve your skills.
Orms Connect is an online portal for the photographic community in South Africa. Forming part of the Orms family, they give back to their great fans and customers in the form of inspirational and educational content, as well as photo contests and photography gear giveaways.
The Photo Argus
The Photo Argus is a blog for photographers to get useful information, inspiration, and more. WARNING: May cause uncontrollable urge to pick up your camera. A photography experience full of useful information and inspiration.
ExpertPhotography is a tutorial blog, packed full of useful information, aimed towards amateur photographers looking for the knowledge they need to improve their skills and become pro.
The premiere community website dedicated to underwater photography and videography. With up-to-date news, articles, gear reviews, photo contests, and dive expeditions, Wetpixel is a strong, focused community of over 20,000 underwater photographers.
The Wandering Lens
A photography guide created for those who are visually inspired and intrigued by the world around us. It is also about inspiring the creative within to capture the world in your own unique way so that your friends and family say ‘WOW’ every time they see where you have explored.
A photography website built for photographers, by photographers. Having worked in the photography industry and as journalists for many years, Camera Jabber felt that what photographers really needed was a website that goes beyond the general, beyond what’s obvious and caters to your specific needs as a photographer. It’s the personal touch, that’s been missing.
Frederick Van Johnson
Frederick Van Johnson is a professional photographer. He is host of ”This Week in Photography”, one of the world’s most popular photography-related podcasts, and regularly lectures and conducts training on topics ranging from marketing, business and photographic technique. He offers insight in to all the tools of the trade a photographer needs and offers advice on various aspects of social media.
A creative photo journal for photographers. They feature useful tips, inspirations, showcases, and more.
David is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, digital publisher, and international workshop leader whose nomadic and adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. If his online portfolio isn’t enough to wet your appetite you can also follow him over on Instagram for regular posts of some of his favourite works.
This photography blog quickly evolved into a place of inspiration, education, gear chat and a place for photographers to hang out. With a strong focus on educational content, they feature some of the best and most inspiring photography found worldwide, exciting behind the scenes footage, gear reviews and the best photography tutorials to be found on the web.
Marc Silber’s website is all about Advancing Your Photography with regular updates and tips that you won’t want to miss. Learning what the professional do and then attempting to implement that yourself is a great way to advance as a photographer. If you watch some of his videos with some of the best photographers in the business you are sure to pick up some great knowledge.
ISO 1200 Magazine
Matt is the self confessed ‘BTS search Guru’ at ISO 1200 Magazine his searches for brand new behind the scenes videos from around the world to learn all the secrets of the best photographers and share them with his following.
Fstoppers is a photo blog site that has it all! From news, reviews and trending articles to competitions and epic photos this is the place to be. This blog isn’t just for photographers either as it also has articles for videographers. Fstoppers has grown into one of the top resources for photography lighting, gear reviews, business tips, behind the scenes, and industry news. Definitely worth a look.
Envato Tuts Photo & Video is a source of learning on all aspects of photo and video making. They’ll show you where to start and which tutorials you should read, useful resources and practical projects to complete, and introduce you to industry leaders who will inspire and encourage you. They produce regular tutorials on composition, equipment settings, post-processing, film photography, retouching and much more.
This guys style and approach is simple, bold, classic and true which are traits any aspiring photographer should reach for. He has worked in the music industry for nearly a decade and also gets to complete a lot of editorial, corporate and commercial assignments. His blog serves as a great educational tool and also features in-depth gear reviews with example photos. If you want to get in to editorial music photography then look no further.
Scott Wyden Kivowitz
A blogger, a photographer and an educator from New Jersey, USA. Scott has written many books on photographic topics like long exposure, panoramic, and street photography. He believes in sharing knowledge any way possible and educating without fluff, in a straight to the point easy to understand style.
People, Travel, Football and Sports are just some of the subjects that this photographer excels at capturing. He blogs on a daily basis and as he refers to himself as a ‘Photoshop Guy’ there will definitely be something to learn if Photoshop or Lightroom have worked you up in to a fury of anger.
The Snap Society
For Jamie the founder of The Snap Society the only thing better than capturing a breath-taking picture, is helping other photographers get the images they always dreamed of, and so…The Snap Society was born. Their mission is to help you grow in knowledge, get inspired, and become even more successful.
In his own words ‘Storytelling, creative innovation, and visual voodoo – no matter the medium – make my heart go thump thump’. This visionary photographer has won countless awards and you are sure to find his blog and videos a source of inspiration. With tips on more than just photography including the whole creative process Chase’s blog will definitely help you on your journey to becoming a successful photographer.
Tricks, tips and reviews for the professional photographer right through to amateurs. This photography blog has reams and reams of content. Particular attention goes to its ‘inspiration’ page where they highlight a ‘Photographer of the Day’ and take a more in depth look at their work.
AdoramaPix has been serving the needs of the photographic community for over a decade. Well known for their superior quality of prints and excellent customer service, they have become the lab of choice for professional photographers and savvy consumers all over the country. Their blog is also jam packed with creative and inspirational ideas to advance your photographic ability.
A world class portal dedicated for arts & photography. The Prime objective of 121clicks has always been to produce wonderful articles related to arts and to host some phenomenal talents across the globe. The Articles here are to serve a purpose of inspiration and guide anyone who would aspire to be a better artist or photographer. Numerous showcases & ingenious words through interviews here, would serve as a remarkable study material for anyone.
This internationally acclaimed photographer has a career that spans more than 35 years and has included assignments in over 60 different countries. His photography blog site is all about his journey as a photographer and is scattered with some insightful and stunning images. Not just beautiful imagery but explanations of how shots were set up and taken to achieve the final result.
This inspirational website is dedicated to helping people get the most out of their photography by providing good quality tutorials, product reviews, and an active forum. Lots and lots of content to be found here and if there is certain gear you are interested in reading about it is most likely featured here.
Something to consider:
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News Photography Blogs
Photo District News Pulse
Covering breaking news stories and delivers in-depth features on the photo industry, including interviews and profiles, reports on new products both analog and digital, and information on useful sources for professional photographers. PDNOnline’s photo essays and galleries explore the work of photography’s masters and today’s emerging talent.
Dramatic photojournalism: from disasters to daily life, these are images you’ll remember. The photo editors of The Boston Globe look at thousands of images each day, from the world’s best photojournalists, many of them working for the most prestigious news agencies. Three times a week, they curate the absolute best of these photographs. Some very inspirational photojournalism on display here definitely worth checking out.
Samys Camera Photo Blog
Servicing both the professional and amateur photographer community Since 1976, Samy’s Camera’s knowledgeable sales staff and exceptional customer service has made it one of the most trusted sources for camera gear and photography products. This photography blog site has all of the industry buzz and latest photography trends that are in vogue at the moment.
Digital Rev Blog
DigitalRev is the world’s leading photography media brand and content creator. DigitalRev inspires its readers and viewers to see photography as more than just a hobby, but as a way to express themselves. They want their readers to create compelling visual stories, to immerse themselves in new technology and to have fun.
A Photo Editor
Photo industry discussion from the former Director of Photography for Mens Journal and Outside Magazine Rob Haggart.
Photography Blog Sites that Span Genres
One of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography. LensCulture has been committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. They look for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view. Documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human. LensCultures International Exposure Awards are granted yearly to discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers.
Dan Carr Photography
Dan’s work has been featured in over 100 publications worldwide. His commercial clients include major brands such as Apple, Nike, Oakley and Red Bull. Dan also has a passion for photography education. Through his company Shutter Musehe has provided content for photography publications worldwide. His blog focusses on gear reviews, behind the shot analysis and stories from his travels
They Shoot Film
A film photography blog founded by a photographer based in Los Angeles. This site serves as a bunker space for them to share their captures of people and life in their everyday element. All the photographs are shot in 35mm or medium format film. They enjoy the art and the freedom of shooting in film and though the digital front advances strong, they stand firm in their love for film and celebrate its continued place in photography today.
Connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas and with each other. The Aperture blog is a great resource for photographers of all abilities to learn about photography and to see the suggested exhibitions for a particular month.
What you will find on Photogrist: stunning photography work from the best in the business, quality articles related to digital and film making, 24/7 art gallery. This is a place that is extremely passionate about art. Photography is not a job, but a way of life. Art is Life! For a quality online gallery with a wide variety in many different categories look no further than Photogrist.com
My Cam Talks
This is a team photo blog. The site members upload their new photos and write some comments and description about the photo(s). This results in a wide range of photographic subject matter with varying techniques.
Looks Like Film
This is a Facebook Group where you can find inspiration from others and also contribute to inspire. They encourage you to post your work or to share links to your work within the group. The work that you see here will feature a variety of categories. This is a great resource for finding out how professional photographers go about editing their photos with over 35 thousand members. If your photo get more than 400 like then it will be featured on their blog.
Beyond the Wanderlust
The foundation of this site was built on being nice, sharing great work – no matter the artist’s name – and inspiring artists worldwide, which it still is today. Jessica is still staying true to the grassroots of the blog – be nice and goodness will come back to you. She shares awesome work from various artists covering a wide range of subject matters.
Independently publishing things to come, things that turn up with a bang, shapes of tomorrow. Mixing up virtuous contemporaries, whizzkids and kindred souls, driven by high consciousness and strong ambition. A grove for people to evolve, to admire astonishing positions and bless aesthetics. Arcademi.
Tiffinbox is a blog for image makers – those who use photography or moving images to express and communicate their vision of the world, with the world. This blog site hopes to be a feast for your eyes and mind with small, healthy spoonfuls of information that you’ll find useful.
EyeEm builds technology to showcase the best images from the world’s leading photo community. They reinvent the way brands and agencies license authentic, royalty-free images and share all revenue with the creators. EyeEm is home to 18 million photographers across 150 countries. The blog features exceptional work from all over the world.
LENSCRATCH is a daily journal that explores contemporary photography and offers opportunities for exposure and community. Created in 2007, Aline Smithson set a goal of writing about a different photographer each day, presenting work in a way that allows for a deeper understanding of a photographer’s intent and vision.
Everything you’ll see on Chookooloonks is about living with intention and a sense of adventure. It’s photography and travel and food and art and life. It’s about the connection and creativity and determination and resonance that we all experience, if only we look for the light.
Specializing in photography and photobooks for 36 years their photography blog site is stacked with book reviews which go in to detail and help you decide which books appeal to you.
Business Photography Blogs
At Photigy they want to help creative people turn their passion for photography into a successful business. Their curriculum features an incredible variety of educational materials paired with key learning objectives. A lot of the time when you start out you will see a shot and want to know what gear was used, what setting and what lighting, here you will find the answer to many of your questions.
Photo District News
Every month, Photo District News delivers unbiased news and analysis, interviews, and portfolios of the latest photographic work. PDN delivers the information photographers need to survive in a competitive business—from marketing and business advice to legal issues, photographic techniques, new technologies, and more.
PhotoShelter offers over 100 tools built to integrate into your workflow to save you time, make your images more useful, and fulfil all your client and sales needs. They develop their products specifically for professional photographers who have an inventory of high resolution imagery that requires special care.
Zach and Jody
This is a place that empowers photographers to run great businesses. They have learned a lot since they started making a living off of photography, and ZachandJody.com has been created so you can easily find and access everything they have learned along the way. With regular posts going up on a weekly basis you are sure to improve your business in no time at all.
If you are interested in taking your photography from hobby to business then Sprouting Photographer is the place to be. They believe that there are too many great photographers that struggle, not because of a lack of creativity, but because of a lack of business knowledge, follow-through and implementation. They also believe in the freedom that being an entrepreneur allows for, and that there is nothing more attractive than being able to make a living by doing what you love.
From Photoshop/InDesign templates and intelligent marketing tools they have everything you need to turn your photography business into a success. Their products are always original and are recognized for setting the highest standards in the industry. The blog is full to the brim with ideas on how to increase workflow, marketing mistakes and branding solutions.
MediaNovak – Photography Websites and Logo Design
A creative design agency that specializes in web design, online marketing, graphic design and corporate identity solutions. They have a passion for creative ideas and they will excite you with their quality and attention to detail. If you share that passion for your business hit them up and help to grow your photography business.
Branding, Marketing and building a powerful mindset is just as important as the images themselves. Jasmine left law school, picked up a camera and built the business of her dreams. A decade later she educates entrepreneurs on how to do the same. This is more geared towards the business minded photographer but there are still images to swoon over on every page of her gorgeous website.
WE AND THE COLOR
WE AND THE COLOR is a web magazine for your daily art and design inspiration. They feature outstanding projects of various creative fields. In addition, you can find trendy graphics, templates, and fonts for download.
Versatile Photographers brings together a unique team of professional photographers and videographers who produce priceless photos and videos. They have appealing ideas and accompanying creativity to deliver professional and quality service. Here you will find lots of business tips.
Business focussed, this blog has some important information on how to market yourself in the sea of photographers that are already out there. Damien disusses a range of topics and gives insight on how to progress your business.
Photography Spark is a great resource for the budding photographer who wants to make their passion their business. Articles on the legal aspects of photography as well as marketing ideas and in depth tutorials will go a long way to helping you become a better and more rounded photographer.
Law isn’t the most interesting of subjects for photographers but vital if you are looking to turn your passion in to your business. The Law Tog is less about tutorials and reviews of gear etc and more tuned in to protecting you legally as a photographer. From Model Releases to the legalities of contract Rachel has you covered and also offers a 1:1 mentoring programme.
Media Novak Blog
Everything you will need on your journey to becoming a better photographer and business person with ideas on how to create a photography website, online branding tips and marketing hacks and how to utilise social media to boost your business. They are are creative design agency that specializes in web design, online marketing, graphic design and corporate identity solutions.
Street Photography Blogs
This photography blog site doesn’t claim to have all the answers with an everything-is-perfect-for-us attitude that is so prevalent today. They are two real guys with real lives and all the joys and problems that come with that. They created Inspired Eye as a platform for photographers to inspire and be inspired by the works of the community.
Street Photography Magazine
Bob patterson just loves street photography. He doesnt profess to be the best at street photography. Bob wants you to come along for the journey as he attempts to take his photography to the next level (whatever that is). Street Photography Magazine is a vehicle to pull all of this together in one place where everyone can learn and share from each other.
Paris Daily Photo
This photography blog site is your daily dose of Paris and has been since March 2005. Granted the blog came to a close in 2014 but there is nearly 10 years worth of material that was posted every day to look back on. An inspiring project but with the blogger moving to Malta one that was impossible to continue.
Sean posts an incoherent stream of images. Consequently he hopes that over time some of them will be assembled into some coherent, focused set. Almost everything presented is a “found” situation usually involving people taken candidly. Lots of inspirational goodies to be found here with his very unique approach to photography.
NY Through the Lens
Professional fine art travel photographer shooting both still and motion. This photography blog site features the landscapes, architecture and neighborhoods of New York City. Everywhere you turn in New York City there is a photo opportunity so if you are planning a trip to the big apple why not get inspired by Vivienne beautifully crafted photos.
James Nord shoots with a Canon 5D Mark 2 with a 50mm f/1.4 attached. He lives and works in New York City and his photography blog documents his travels and daily life.
In Photos dot Org
Posting photos ‘quite often’ this blogger captures street shots around Cork City, Ireland as well as further a field. It is a very useful stream of photos to look through as each one also has the Aperture, Shutter Speed and Iso listed. He even includes the camera model and focal length which are all useful bits of information when you are just starting out.
A Photo of the Day
A plethora of ideas. A supernova. A place to get constructive criticism. A home for work that you shot for you, not them. A constant source of inspiration. A photo community. Dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism.
Wedding Photography Blogs
Love Me Do Photography
If you crave some wedding photography inspiration then this collaboration of wedding photographers are sure to quench your thirst. Love Me Do Photography’s approach draws from traditional training and classic aesthetics combining vintage, feminine and romantic styles. Their aim is to capture the genuine love and affection between the couples they photograph. They prefer to let the wedding day naturally unfold, documenting the course of events as they happen.
If you want to ooh and ahh over simply beautiful weddings then this is one of the best wedding photography blogs around. Junebug Weddings is well-known for editorial excellence, showcasing phenomenal photography, and providing the most trusted list of recommended wedding professionals found anywhere in the world. They have photo contests that you can take part in and a section called photobug where information is shared by leading professionals from within the industry.
Rock my Wedding
At Rock my Wedding they aim to bring soon-to-be-brides a wealth of ideas through fresh and innovative content, daily “real wedding” features and access to the industry’s most desirable vendors. Through their online platform you can submit your own photography from inspirational weddings. The format is super easy to use and the response time is quick and efficient at letting you know if your photographs have been accepted.
Arjun Kartha Photography
Arjun and Praerna Kartha are amongst the pioneers of the candid wedding photography industry in India. They have a fun, off-beat and contemporary approach to wedding storytelling. They have travelled the length and breadth of the country and abroad documenting stories of love. Booking a limited number of weddings every year they are passionate about creating wedding stories that will last a lifetime.
Love my Dress
Love My Dress is an online world of wedding planning inspiration that embraces glamour and elegance and encourages sophistication and style. They offer a beautifully curated and thoughtfully written daily reminder of the meaning of weddings and value of marriage. The photography here is simply stunning as Love my Dress shares beautiful real weddings from around the world.
Minnesota’s top and most awarded Wedding Photographer as well as one of the leading Commercial/Editorial Photographers in the nation.
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Whimsical is jam packed with colour and bright and bold photography. It doesn’t just settle for inspiring you with one type of wedding so if you love a little bit of everything in life you are in the right place. It aims to bring eclectic wedding inspiration to you in a bubble of wedding related yumminess. The photography featured is incredible and matches perfectly alongside unique and stylish content to produce gorgeous eye catching features.
Anniversary & wedding photography for the classic, old school chic couple in love. The photos are gorgeously light and airy and Abby also shares some information on how to improve your wedding photography. From business advice to lighting tips this is definitely worth checking out if you are interested in becoming a wedding photographer.
Rock n Roll Bride
If you are after wedding photography inspiration with couples who are a little more edgy then look no further. Rock n Roll Bride promotes individuality and general awesomeness. Rock n Roll bride features photography from some of the best professional wedding photographers in the world. Just take a look at the real weddings to be bowled over by the gorgeous imagery on display.
Her personal photography has been published on book covers, featured in several magazines – both online and in print – and has also been a part of an exhibition at Tate Britain. Predominantly a wedding photography blog but she does also post about other things and give insight in to her process as a photographer.
Fine Art Photography Blogs
An online photography channel that presents the work of artists, curators, bookmakers and photo organizations to a global audience of people who are passionate about visual culture. The photo sites main feature is The Collection, a digital archive of contemporary photographs which is updated five times weekly. The imagery within the gallery takes on a much more fine art aesthetic and has in depth writing on the photo projects of the artists.
Conscientious is a website dedicated to contemporary fine-art photography. It offers daily profiles of photographers, in-depth interviews, exhibition and book reviews, and general articles about photography and related issues.
This is a collective project exhibiting fine photography selected by fine photographers.
The Gathering Shot
Spanish photographer Fernando Rodriguez attempts to photograph things that have something unusual, special or different about them. The titles to his photos are just as important as the imagery itself as it can lead the viewer down a different path to find meaning within the photograph.
American Suburb X
This is a great photography blog site if you want to get inspired and lean towards a more fine art aesthetic. American Suburb X’s mission is to provoke, educate and titillate those who are obsessed with photography. The archive section of the website is really interesting as it features old interviews with the likes of David Hockney and Jurgen Teller all in one neatly ordered place. American Suburb X is more than just about photography as it encompasses art in all its glorious forms.
Family Photography Blogs
Candid Contrast Photography
Candid Contrast Photography is owned & operated by Catherine Caughron. Specializing in modern wedding, newborn, and family photography that is bright, fun, and vivacious. She uses her blog to share the wonderful stories she captures. Bucket loads of inspiration to be found here if you are trying to get to grips with wedding or newborn photography.
The Little Umbrella
Dedicated to bringing you printables, projects, and design inspiration for life’s special moments, big and small. On their blog they share stunning interiors, maternity session and family portraits.
The Boy and Me
You’ll find a lot of photographs, quite a bit of craft and learning through play. The Boy and Me also has some successful cooking escapades, family activities and days out, magical moments, and occasional rants.
Nancy Ray Photography
Comprised of three wedding photographers and one family photographer, they photograph life’s most meaningful celebrations and moments. They pride themselves on preserving your beautiful legacy and do this via the medium of film photography. The photographs are simply stunning!!
Inspire Me Baby
Inspire Me Baby is a photography inspiration blog for the baby photographer AND beyond. This photography blog site strives to create an artistic and safe community for photographers to showcase their work and receive positive feedback from others.
Dear Beautiful Boy
Lucy uses this photography blog site to tell her story. She photographs, videos and writes in the hope that one day this documentary approach is appreciated and enjoyed by her children to look back on and smile with happy hearts. A great idea to think about the legacy of our photos and what better reason to pick up our camera is there than to capture our children?
Clickin Moms is a community of photography professionals and enthusiasts who share a common love of making images. This photography blog isn’t just for Moms as the name might suggest. In fact it is stacked to the rafters with ideas and inspiration for photographing youngsters.
Click it up a Notch
As a Huffington Post Top 5 Blogs for momtographers Courtney Slazinik got in to photography to capture her beautiful family. Being a mum isn’t essential but if you like to photograph your family then this is the place to learn and explore how to achieve better results with your photography.
A family that is located in the New Forest in the UK. The photos on display here capture their passion for spending time outdoors, having new experiences and learning new things. There are lots of lovely detail shots on display here which really capture the essence of the season in which they were photographed.
Wildlife Photography Blogs
Wildlife Photographic Journals
Adventures in wildlife photography from by Richard Steel who captures the beauty of nature in the UK and abroad. As well as the stunning imagery Richard also delves in to the process of his photography which is very useful if you happen to be an aspiring wildlife photographer.
Dawn Monrose Nature Photography
With the aim of inspiring people about the natural, wildlife and nature photographer Dawn Monrose takes the majority of her shots locally in East Anglia. Her website features a range of galleries and links, as well as a blog which features her very latest images and the stories behind them.
A complete resource for aspiring wildlife photographers featuring birds, mammals, invertebrates, reptiles and plants. Richard’s blog also features details of cameras, techniques and useful advice on the more technical aspects of photography.
Andrew Sproule Wildlife Photography
Andrew is based in the UK, his work has been published widely in magazines, newspapers, and books. Condé Nast Traveler, The Guardian, The Times, and The Telegraph are just a few of his publications. A place where experiences and exploits are shared and valuable insight in to the worlds of Wildlife, Travel and Cultural photography is provided.
Outdoor Photographer is the ultimate guide to nature, wildlife, travel and adventure sports photography, featuring the work of renowned photographers. This blog is packed full of tips and techniques to improve your photography along with online galleries and regular photo contests.
Moose Peterson Wildlife Photography
Moose’s true passion has always been and remains photographing the life history of our endangered wildlife and wild places. Since 1981 he and his wife Sharon have dedicated their lives to this pursuit. Educating the public about our wild heritage is their hallmark.
Lee Webb Nature Photography
Here you will find a collection of images and the stories behind them, as well as a lively blog about what Lee is getting up to and what he is photographing. The photographer also continues to add help and advice articles to the site which will hopefully be of benefit to any aspiring photographers out there.
Ben Andrew Photography
This wildlife photographer dedicates as much time as possible to taking image of wildlife mainly focussing his time around his local area of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Ben’s photographs are a feast for the eyes and if you like wildlife photography you are sure to fall in love with this photographers work.
North American Nature Photography Association
North American Nature Photography Association or NANPA for short promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection. NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography.
Nature in Focus
This photography blogger has a background of ecological studies in both the museum and the research laboratory. She is passionate about the natural world right on our doorstep. Jessica is enthusiastic about capturing its beauty through photography. Her images really capture in close up detail the beauty of the natural world around us.
Lots and lots of photo galleries, trip reports, reviews and wildlife blog posts. This photography blog site displays the best of Neil’s work supported by a range of useful hints and tips for beginners.
Professional travel and wildlife photographer, specializing in Nature, Wildlife, People, Culture, Lifestyle and Historic & Boutique Hotels around the world. In Matt’s blogs he talks about all aspects of travel photography and wildlife photography. He also discusses his mission to capture the essence of the places he visits, the people the wildlife and the landscapes.
Fotobuzz is an online magazine with in-depth articles on wildlife photography, landscape photography and all the essential skills you need to master your camera. Lessons are written and illustrated for you by leading professionals with years of experience in the field.
Portrait Photography Blogs
Tom Robinson Photography
This is the blog of a London based location and portrait photographer. He finds himself most at home in parts of the world that are nothing like back home. Tom works for magazines, advertising, hotels, restaurants and PR. His images invite the viewer to travel with him to the far reaches of the world.
Jeremy sees photography as a natural extension of his passion for the arts. His photography blog site has a laid back and less formal approach than others. His portfolio features some inspiring work with portraits of lots of famous faces such as Taylor Swift, Ryan Seacrest and Emma Stone to name just a few.
The master of boudoir photography and it is really evident within seconds of looking at his work. Michael is also a world-class teacher and uses his photography blog to give tips on how to improve your photography. He provides insight in to realistic lighting setups and techniques that you can begin using right away without having to spend loads of money on equipment.
Thoughts & stories from a hard working editorial, corporate, portrait, reportage photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Seniorologie post unique sessions, behind the scenes, marketing, business tips and more! The goal is to share inspiration and information from many of the awesome senior photographers out there!
Joey has been listed as one of the “Most Influential Photographers on Social Media”. Complex Magazine named him one of the “30 Photographers under 30 to Watch”; and he has been recently featured in London’s National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Prize exhibition. His blog serves as a vehicle for him to share his thoughts and processes as a photographer and to give insight to the stories behind his photographs.
Master Beauty Photography
Beauty and Portrait photographer and retoucher based in Los Angeles and published internationally. She created the website in order to push herself to write more, shoot more and analyze her work more because that is the ultimate way to improve your skills, develop your taste and take your art to the next level.
Hope Taylor Photography
Hope Taylor is a luxury senior portrait & wedding photographer specializing in southern inspired celebrations. She is also an industry speaker & educator. There is oodles of content on her photography blog where she dives in to more than just photography such as increasing productivity, vendor relationships and information of her workshops.
Landscape Photography Blogs
Tripaphy is a German blog where Niklas Möller shares tips and tricks on photography which makes it more fun and enjoyable. He also writes about travel photography with an emphasis on landscape travel photography. You’ll barely find portraits here!
Amazing panoramic photos from all over the world. One at a time. Delivered straight to you. If you like your panoramic photography then this blog is definitely worth checking out.
Dan Bailey’s Adventures
Dan’s goal with his blog is to provide information, insight and inspiration to other photographers in the hopes that it can help them further their own creativity, technique and knowledge about the world of outdoor photography. If you’re an avid outdoor shooter of any level, bookmark or subscribe to the blog and then return from time to time and see what’s new!
Adrian Evans Photography
British photographer, self-taught with an eye for natural light and colour, his art consists mostly of Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Vintage, Religious themes and Long Exposure using Digital Blending, HDR, Textures and Painting styles to achieve his goals.
This is a blog dedicated to nature and landscape photography and it will 100% fulfil you wanderlust needs making you want to travel to the epic locations that are captured in the photographs. As well as awe inspiring images there are posts on how to improve your photography not just in the initial capture but also in the post processing afterwards.
This photo blogger searches the coastlines and mountain trails taking photos of the beautiful Northern California terrain. Her aim is to detach you from reality if only for a brief moment so that you can catch a glimpse of the mystery and magic inside yourself.
Lifestyle Photography Blogs
Commercial Photographer London
Matthew Joseph is a commercial and advertising photographer, specialising in portraiture and lifestyle photography. Based in London but working worldwide, his bold and vibrant style is commissioned by various clients.. His blog goes behind the scenes of some of his best work providing insight in to how certain shots were created. The photographer also shares his musings on the various features he gets in popular magazines.
Oh So Amelia
A family lifestyle blog for busy mums. Kerry’s original intention was to write letters to her daughter Amelia , so she can read them back when she is old enough. It is a lifestyle blog by nature but she uses photography to tell the stories of her adventures, gives blogging advice and shares posts on pregnancy.
A multi award winning blog about her life, featuring fashion, travel, interiors and lots more! With regular updates and gorgeous photos on every page this is definitely a hub of inspiration that goes beyond just photography and delves in to the life of the author.
Peonies and Polaroids
A place that shares this photography bloggers work along with interesting stuff she has read on the internet and bits and pieces of her families journeys – literal and metaphoric. A visual and written diary of Cara’s adventures with her family.
A judgement free zone. No topic is off limits for intellectual dissection. Man Repeller’s community is encouraged to demand compassion from themselves. Explore their curiosities and if inspired, to use personal style as a way to better understand and navigate the world around them.
Ann Street Studio
Visual storytellers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg unfold tales of fashion, travel, truth and beauty. Through photographs, videos, and their own invention, Cinemagraphs (aka a part moving photograph), they create new worlds — from their New York City workspace you are sure to find something to inspire here with fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle photography.
Fashion Photography Blogs
A photography blog site that creates a two-way dialogie about the world of fashion and its relationship with daily life. Scott Schuman is the creator and has had work featured in GQ and Vogue. Brands such as Nespresso and Burberry have as a result all commissioned add campaigns. An amazing blog to look at if you are interested in fashion photography. It’s updated regularly with portraits of guys and gals looking stylish.
The Fashion Camera
A personal blog by Liselotte Fleur which is about fashion photography and allows her to share behind the scenes pictures. Liselotte is very active with her readership and regularly shares tips and answers photography related questions.
Fashion Photography Blog
The Fashion Photography Blog is a destination for people searching for coveted information about the often secretive fashion photography world. The blog aims to shatter the barriers of silence, exposing privileged information and insider secrets. The blog has grown to quickly become the #1 online educational resource for fashion photographers in the world!
A blog that celebrates the world of fashion photography.
Advanced Photography Blogs
New to flash photography? (no not that type of flashing you filthy animal). ‘Strobist is the worlds most popular resource for photographers who want to learn to use their flashes like a pro. An absolute wealth of content around how to best utilize your flash for flash photography. Predominantly aimed at professional photographers.
This modern photography blog showcases the work of international emerging and established photographers. The artists are transforming the medium through compelling, cutting-edge projects. With contributing writers from all over the world and a wide range of interests, they feature contemporary work in all genres of photography. This is a great website to look at if your photography interests are a bit off the wall. The images here will really get you thinking and your creative juices flowing.
Still Searching (Fotomuseum)
Still Searching is a continually growing online discourse on the media of photography and features multiple participants. It adopts many of the features of an ordinary blog, but turns them against the spectacle, offering an intellectually challenging and interactive discussion on all aspects of the photographic. The blog is conceived in the widest terms, debating (amongst other themes) photographic production, techniques, aesthetics, distribution and reception. It also addresses theoretical foundations, ontologies and historical contexts.
1000 Words Magazine
1000 Words is quarterly online magazine dedicated to the critical engagement with contemporary photography in the UK and beyond. It commissions and publishes in-depth exhibition and photobook reviews, essays, interviews and multimedia in response to carefully selected imagery, often around a particular theme. The photography featured here is fine art in nature and has in depth discussions about the work.
One of the leading photography blogs of exhibition listings, reviews and essays, based in London. Photomonitor aims to promote photography created and exhibited in the UK and Ireland. Emphasis is on reviewing exhibitions that are still running at the time of publication. Again this one will appeal to photographers who enjoy a fine art aesthetic and a critical analysis of photography.
Various Small Fires
Discussion around the critical analysis and history of photography your thing? then this blog will be right up your street. Various Small Fires is the home of the ‘Glass of Milk’ series of essays on the roles and functions of photographs. Each essay uses one image from any source that gets investigated by the commissioned writer.
Paris based Marc Feustel is an independent curator, writer and editor. He founded the blog in 2009 and writes regularly about photography and photo-books for publications in Europe, the USA and Japan. Eyecurious will really get you thinking about photography and will also point you in the direction of some great photography books.
A team of professional gallery curators select all the photos on 1x. Just like in a real photo gallery. The curators here have experience from well-known institutions such as Sotheby’s and Tate Modern Art. Don’t let the high standards discourage you. 1x believes that everyone has an inner photographer. Learning is very important to them and they provide many tools that will help you take your photography to the next level.
Eric Kim Street Photography
A community of friendship, learning and passion for photography. The photos featured here are raw, real and inspiring. Various projects offer great ideas on how to get creative with your photography.
British Journal of Photography
The worlds longest running Photography magazine aimed at professional and serious enthusiast photographers. The articles featured here really delve in to the complexities of photography and take a look at the latest gear on the market.
Ming Thein photographer
Virtual brain dump on all things photography related for the professional food, watch and architecture photographer Ming Thein. Lots to look at and read here. He really dives in to analysing photography and the many facets that go in to creating a photograph.
Magnum Photos represents some of the world’s most renowned photographers. Maintaining its founding ideals and idiosyncratic mix of journalist, artist and storyteller. The photographers share a vision to chronicle world events, people, places and culture.
Well, well, well. We have finally reached the end of our list of the best photography blogs on the internet.
It is at this point that we would like to congratulate all the participants listed above.
In addition we would also like to invite submissions to this list for our consideration.
Our ultimate aim is for this list to be called 200 of the best photography blogs. However, in order for this to be possible we need more photography blogs to look at.
Hopefully you feel inspired by the photography blogs listed above. Moreover we hope that the inspiration serves as a tool for you to take action and progress your photography skills.
See you next time.