9 Blogs That Will Make You Into An Amazing Photographer

Saikat Basu 16-07-2012

There are the general blogs which try to cover everything related to this visual art; there are specialized photography blogs that dive into the niches like wedding photography; there are blogs which only talk about gear, and then there are the personal blogs by some immensely talented photographers themselves.


That’s a lot to take in and condense in just a list of nine. But let me push you into it and hope each blog helps you become an amazing photographer.

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1. Digital Photography School

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DPS is one of the best known photography sites and an essential bookmark for both the newbie and the virtuoso. You have a whole section on photography tips and tutorials. Head for the articles under the ‘For Beginners’ section. Simple basics like exposure and aperture are well-explained. If you get that right, you can jump into the section on post-production. You can also opt to get photography tips from the site in your inbox daily. Then there is the well-frequented community behind DPS which itself is a focal point of photography action.

2. DIY Photography

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I didn’t know that if you buy a lens, the first thing you should do is check it for fungi infection. That’s what I learnt at this DIY Photography pretty early on. The site has a mish-mash of advice, tutorials, and tips on a wide variety of photography topics from how to set up a home studio to quick tips and camera hacks (Using A Door Peephole As A Fisheye Lens). I am pretty sure you are going to stay here awhile.

3. Photography Concentrate

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Rob Lim and Lauren Lim share their love for photography here. The husband-wife duo love photography and it shows on the site. The About page is an interesting read and it almost inspires you if you are at the beginning yourself. The site has some paid products (tutorials), but there is enough free content to give you the nitty-gritty on all the angles on photography. Free stuff includes – The Camera Buying Guide and The Shy Photographer’s Guide to Confidence eBook, among others.

4. Inspire Me Baby

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You could fall in love with this photography blog. You could at least fall in love with the art of taking portrait shots. From babies to elder citizens, the tips here could make you a better photographer if your interest lies in capturing people and emotions.

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5. The Photo Argus

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A simple (but beautiful) blog that’s filled to the shutters with tips, resources, inspiration, and photography news. The article that drew me to The Photo Argus was 27 Most Followed Photographers on Google+. Then I stuck on to browse through the other photographic showcases on the site. If you feel that you aren’t getting anywhere with your photography learning, read – Inspirational Blind Photographers and their Portfolios for inspiration. It will open your eyes.


6. PhotoJojo

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The guys behind Photojojo scour the web and pick the best kick-ass photo tips, projects, and other resources for you. They do the hard work so you can lean back and take some of the coolest pictures around. Their newsletter is a worthwhile subscription that could contribute to your photography skills. They have an interesting feature called the Time Capsule which takes you back to the photos you shot a year ago.

7. Strobist

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Strobist is a very normal Blogspot blog. But the tips here on how to use light and flash make it worth a bookmark. As any photographer will tell you, light sometimes makes all the difference between a great shot and an okay one. As the Welcome page says – the site is about learning how to use off-camera flash with your DSLR to take your photos to the next level. Or the next ten levels. There’s the Lighting 101 beginner course to put you on the first level.


8. Canon Blogger

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I am guessing here that the camera you are using is a Canon (especially the EOS series). If you are then this blog could be your one stop for all Canon photography related resources. This is a personal blog by the way and not affiliated to Canon. There are photography tips and tutorials that maximize the potential of your Canon, and if that’s so then you can put up your best shots on the monthly contests on the site.

There are similar blogs for Nikon fans too in Nikon Rumors and Nikonians too.

9. Photofocus

photographer blog sites

You will almost categories list in the drop-down on the right. Don’t…because each category is a rich vein of photography how-to. The blog’s first entry dates back to 2008 and one of the first tips it offered was – check your batteries. Since then the blog authored by Scott Bourne, a multi-faceted man, has gone on to give tips, reviews, Photoshop how-tos, and contests through the years.

There are a few audio and video podcasts and you can subscribe to the podcast feed on iTunes or any other podcast catcher. Check out the contests which could give you a chance to walk away with some really useful gifts.

Your Tips

As I said before, ten blogs don’t even begin to showcase the photography world on the web. As you hop from one photographer blog site to the other, you will discover many more.

The best thing would be to stick to one and exploit it till the batteries run dry. You can, of course, go in search of photography tutorial sites that go into specialized genres like food photography, wedding photography, or street photography.

Which photography blog makes your list? Which blog helped you learn the ABCs of shooting through the lens? Shoot away in the comments.

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  1. leehendersonphotography
    November 20, 2019 at 5:34 am

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    July 19, 2017 at 8:59 am

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    June 30, 2017 at 8:14 am

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  5. Rakesh
    October 25, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Hello, Dear,
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  6. Ana
    September 6, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Hi Saikat. Could I suggest a link to my photography blog?

    • Saikat Basu
      September 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      Always, Ana. :)
      And any you particularly like to follow. More the inspiration, the better it is for all of us.

  7. Roberta
    July 29, 2016 at 9:55 am

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    • Saikat Basu
      August 1, 2016 at 8:42 am

      You are welcome Roberta :)

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    April 20, 2016 at 4:54 am

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    • Saikat Basu
      April 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Thanks Joepet. Keep coming back.

  10. Joepet Macariola
    March 30, 2016 at 12:33 am

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  11. Amita
    March 14, 2016 at 6:26 am

    This post is really nice and informative.

  12. Sohan Dewan
    April 20, 2015 at 9:12 am

    That is absolutely great collection , it's a very informative stuff. Thanks for sharing.

    • Saikat
      April 20, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Thanks Sohan. Feel free to recommend the best ones you come across.

  13. Arvind
    March 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

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  14. Danny @ Happystik
    March 16, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Thanks Garry, Went through your links portfolio…the landscapes are simply superb.

  15. Rajiv Thakur
    February 17, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Photography : It is an photographic equipment, In this topic photography we add information & stuff about cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment for which you can use visit our website in which you can post & also view details.

  16. ????? ????????
    December 13, 2014 at 6:38 pm

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  17. Santosh Kolhar
    October 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    good information from these sources..

  18. Henry Ward
    July 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

    This is why I love MUO. Scouring the web for great content so I don't have to.

  19. Ladali Wijeratne
    July 23, 2012 at 7:07 am

    excellent list of interesting blogs providing tons of incentives and tips to take better pictures. if only there were more hours in my day...!

  20. pyrextv
    July 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    dope.i have been looking for sites like these

  21. David Jason
    July 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Fantastic sites. I have been doing photography as a hobby for 30+years now and I can never grow tired of it or learn enough. Every day brings a new sunrise and sunset to capture, every child a smile, every moment a unique opportunity to capture a fleeting moment of life. I love it............

    • Saikat Basu
      July 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      You must have started out with film and now should be into digital. Yes, it's a hobby that gently sucks you in...and then you find out that you are spending quite a few bucks on lenses :)

      • David Jason
        July 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

        Too true, still have some of the 'older' Canons in my collection and remember fondly when I bought the Canon A1, my first "real" camera, never really liked the older Nikons though :-), and have only used Canon since then, no regrets..................just pure joy..... :-)

  22. Emily Esp
    July 22, 2012 at 3:36 am

    I appreciate all of these great resources!

  23. Marsnik1
    July 21, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I wish I had the equipment to practice with..

  24. rolex
    July 21, 2012 at 3:17 am

    I hope these sites help, because the sites I have so far are more about selling than anything.

  25. Liene Bur??te
    July 20, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I personally am a fan of Photofocus. They have tips that are very simple but really helpful. I haven't checked the other blogs though.

  26. Vaibhav Bakhshi
    July 20, 2012 at 6:53 am


    Just what I was looking for.

    Thanks a tonne.

  27. Kelly Buchanan
    July 20, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I get a lot of great tips and information from by Trey Ratcliff.

  28. Muhammad Ahmad
    July 20, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Great collection for new learners

  29. ivan1232
    July 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for this..I'm so interested at photography ^^

  30. WantedManiac
    July 19, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Ouuuhhh . . . . Inspiring . . . . . :D

  31. Jonathan Vicencio
    July 19, 2012 at 12:59 am

    This list is exactly what I've been looking for :) thanks for posting.

  32. Gary
    July 19, 2012 at 12:53 am

    MakeUseOf is really a great site. Giveaways and promoting photography. This must be heaven. :)

  33. Theresa Banks
    July 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I enjoy taking photos and with my busy schedule, it's great to have a list of sites that can help improve my skills. As a previous blogger mentioned, I never visit one of these sites that I don't learn something.

    • Saikat Basu
      July 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      It's the same with took me quite a time to write this post because I was getting distracted with the information and tips on the sites I wrote about here :)

  34. Joe Johaneman
    July 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I'm a huge fan of DIY Photography. I'll have to check out the rest of these. Thanks Saikat!

  35. Dennis Jeffers
    July 18, 2012 at 1:49 am

    It's time to learn HDR photography. It's like going back to school.

  36. Gian Singh
    July 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm


  37. Heidi Smith
    July 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Great resource info - Thank You!

  38. Shawn Ashree Baba
    July 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    I will DEFINITELY be using these websites. THANKS!

  39. Philippa Lazare
    July 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I love photography and learning about photography. Thanks for hi-lighting all these blogs in one place. I know there will be a lot to learn!!

  40. Dan Horne
    July 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I have been on the DPS distribution for over a year and they put out some great info for anyone into digital photograpy!

  41. Ben
    July 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Great info. Thanks.

  42. Yiannis Papanastasopoulos
    July 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I knew 4 out of 10 these websites. Thanks for this article .

    • Saikat Basu
      July 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      That's a camera in your hands there :) Which are your other favorite sites, not on this list?

      • Yiannis Papanastasopoulos
        July 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        Exactly sir. hehe Well, except the 4 above i visit

        which are all great websites.

        Although in my bookmarks i have dozens of sites with photography news and reviews and mostly HSDLR stuff :)

      • Gary
        July 19, 2012 at 1:09 am

        The man is a legend. He has done for color what Ansel Adams did for black and white.

      • Gary
        July 19, 2012 at 1:11 am
        The lost art of film photography.

        • Saikat Basu
          July 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

          Went through David Muench's portfolio...the landscapes are simply superb. Thanks for the link.

      • Gary
        July 19, 2012 at 1:12 am

        Thanks MakeUseOf..Always a great resource of useful information!

      • Kelly Buchanan
        July 20, 2012 at 6:49 am
      • Bengt Lindblad
        October 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm is another site wiht lots of good info. Not as fancy, site-wise, but full of good stuff.

  43. Chris Lukowski
    July 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I just added 4 new sites to my daily visit list. Thanks for helping me waste more time ;)

    • Gary
      July 19, 2012 at 1:22 am

      I wish I could surf MakeUseOf at work...
      Gotta hate the blocked sites list

  44. Aditya Roy
    July 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Someday... i will go through all of them. Page bookmarked! :)
    Thanks Saikat

  45. Brian
    July 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    What is the real deal about HDR? Can someone explain?

    • Saikat Basu
      July 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      HDR is a deliberately created photo-effect where multiple exposures of the same scene are layered and merged using image editing software to create a more realistic image, or a dramatic effect. The combined exposures can display a wider range of tonal values than what the digital camera is capable of recording in a single image.

      Look at these:

  46. Brian
    July 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    This site is great!

    I can feel the Canon T4i in my hands!!

  47. Regi Polk
    July 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I LOVE to learn more about photography! Thank you so much for all of the information you give us.

    • Saikat Basu
      July 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      You are welcome.

  48. cypherinfo
    July 17, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Another great topic which may represent the next natural step of this article: the photo stock; I mean selling your photos via a photo stock web site. A great web site to learn how to "make" your photos "stockable" is this:
    The photographer is italian so the blog language.

    Thank you.

    • Saikat Basu
      July 17, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Great idea. That gives me my next story idea :) Or even in the general sense, what one can do after clicking a photo. For instance: making it available as a Creative Commons file. Lot's of ideas here.

      • cypherinfo
        July 17, 2012 at 8:59 am

        Thank you fror your aknowledgement. A great idea would be to reward all of the users in here who give great ideas with, for example: 1000 points! So many more ideas would be sent!
        Bye the way, this same photo blog of mine was posted in another makeuseof article, the one on: "making money online".

        Thank you.

        • Saikat Basu
          July 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

          Thanks. Like you bio - "paradigm mover" :)

        • Gary
          July 19, 2012 at 1:20 am

          A great overall resource for the photographic entrepreneur is a book called the Phtographers Market (published yearly). You can check out Amazon or Google it. It goes over breaking into the photography business.

  49. Matt Cruz
    July 17, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Thanks for this guys. Trying to get past just 'snapshots' and this will help.

    • Saikat Basu
      July 17, 2012 at 4:51 am

      My simple tip: If you planning to shoot something - say a snap of your house - do a search on Google Images. Learn from the composition used in the good ones shown there. That's what I do, and it is a learning experience,

      • Kathy Strom
        July 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm

        Thanks for this great tip and article!

  50. Matt Cruz
    July 17, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Thanks for this guys...I'd really like to get beyond snapshots...

  51. ferdinan Sitohang
    July 17, 2012 at 3:35 am

    i like photography, would like to surf to the website you mention..

    • Gary
      July 19, 2012 at 12:55 am

      What's stopping you?

      • ferdinan Sitohang
        July 19, 2012 at 2:52 am

        photography is an expensive hobby, so now the time to earn money to buy a new camera device. hehehhe

  52. Alan Mowbray
    July 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I have yet to peruse a photo site that doesn't teach me something new...

    • Saikat Basu
      July 17, 2012 at 4:50 am

      Absolutely true. And then there are so many of them. Even if you move away from the camera model you are using, there's so much to learn.

  53. Casey Mendoza
    July 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    As a beginner photographer living with a family who loves their point-and-shoots, I love each blog for their helpful tips. I just wish my relatives could learn a thing or two as well.

    • Saikat Basu
      July 17, 2012 at 4:48 am

      Just a do a photoshoot with them -a family day out with cameras. I am sure they will be inspired.

  54. Shawn Lewis
    July 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Visiting the sites mentioned in this article + winning the T4i giveaway = synergy!

    • raymond mcnatt
      July 17, 2012 at 12:08 am


    • Saikat Basu
      July 17, 2012 at 4:47 am

      Ha..ha. Well said.

    • Gary
      July 19, 2012 at 1:16 am

      True synergy is quiting a boring desk job to pursue photography full time. Having the right tools is just a fraction of the equation.