by Paul Butzi
One of the great things about the WWW is that it makes it easy see lots of different photography. I have a list of web sites I go and visit regularly, hoping for new work. But most photographers put up a web site, and get some work up there, and then let the site go static. This is bad news, because websites which don’t put up new work regularly fail to feed my craving for new photographs.
But that's changing. More and more photographers have blogs, and more and more of those photographers have blogs which are photoblogs—a blog that’s updated often (usually daily, or nearly daily) with new, fresh photographs. Since each photoblog has an archive of images, when you discover a photoblog, it’s like getting a new book—there are often many, many images to browse through. What a treat!
The first photoblog I stumbled across was Ten Years of My Life (http://tenyearsofmylife.com). Done by Matthew Haughley, it’s a great example of a photo blog, although sadly it’s been updated less frequently lately (but still worth browsing back through the archive of images).
Here are the photo blogs that are on my "visit every day" list:
Daily Dose of Imagery (http://wvs.topleftpixel.com)
Daily Photography (http://www.invisiblethreads.com/potd/index.php)
John Washington (http://www.johnwashington.co.uk)
Blue Hour (http://www.blog.bluehourphoto.com/index.php)
And finally, my all time favorite, A Walk Through Durham Township, at http://www.durhamtownship.com/index.html.
Now, those choices reflect my tastes in photography. If your tastes differ, check out photoblogs.org at http://www.photoblogs.org, where you’ll find listings for more than 16 thousand blogs. Yes, really, when I checked it just now, there were 16,565 listings.
Have you got a favorite photo blog? Got a photoblog of your own? Post it in the comments, and share the wealth.
Posted by PAUL BUTZI