I follow a small number of photo-related blogs, Twitter peeps, sites, and podcasts. It’s about time I shared the ones I like the most. You may like them as well.
I tend to read blogs and listen to podcasts that I find help me learn and grow in photography. All of the following do that in spades. I particularly point folk at those with podcasts. Enjoy, with my compliments.
I claim Nick as a friend, although most of our friendship is conducted via the medium of the Internet. He’s a very talented photographer, yet he’s not precious about sharing his knowledge with lesser mortals. Nick’s on Twitter as @nickminers
Mark Casey is another talented tog, a mutual acquaintance with Nick, and another whose friendship is mainly conducted via the Internet. Mark on Twitter @SFGPhoto
I will let the founders explain: “NameTBC is a site for photographers of all levels who are interested in the technology behind the tools they use and the way the internet and social networking has changed the world of photography beyond recognition.” Follow them on Twitter @nameTBC
Scott Bourne has been in the photography business a long time. Photofocus is more of a magazine than a blog and, like nameTBC, provides links and comment on all manner of photography topics. There’s also a listener questions-generated podcast — follow the link on the home page — which comes out on the 5th, 15th and 25th of every month, come what may. Follow Scott on Twitter @ScottBourne
Ted Forbes is a US-based photographer. He produces two podcasts, The Art of Photography, and The Photography Show co-hosted with Wade Griffith. The first is video-based, covering all kinds of aspects of the art of photography, from first principles, history, large format cameras, pinhole cameras, and plenty more. The Photography Show is a more freeform animal, where the two hosts bounce off each other, with humour and insight in abundance. You can find Ted on Twitter @tedforbes, as you can Wade @wadegriffith
Chris Marquardt is a photographer and multimedia producer, based in Tübingen, southern Germany. He has an infectious style and energy, runs the Tips From The Top Floor podcast (over 500 episodes strong, follow the podcast link on the home page), his own blog (www.chrismarquardt.com), and still has time run workshops around the globe. Oh yeah, he’s also on Twitter @chrismarquardt
Martin lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. He recently took the steps of becoming a naturalised Japanese citizen, and leaving his day job and stepping into the world of professional photography. His enhanced podcasts have been inspirational to me, and following Martin’s wider journey has also been fascinating. A thriving forum has grown around the podcast, too. Unsurprisingly, Martin is on Twitter @MartinBailey
Jeff Curto’s Camera Position photography podcasts deal with the why of photography over the how and discuss the essential qualities of the medium from the point of view of the creative photographer. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffcurto
Daily shooting assignments to inspire and motivate you to practice your photography, and share your results! Get your fix via RSS or Twitter @dailyshoot