Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Favorite Photog Blogs

There have been a lot of changes to our family and my life in the last few months. Alex joined our family two weeks ago today; in August, was the grand opening of Irene Jones Photography: a retail studio in Everett WA, my husband joined facebook and has become hopelessly addicted to it, and I entered the blog-o-sphere. Twitter was frightening as first but I'm starting to get the hang of it and it's opened my eyes to literally THOUSANDS of great photographers world wide to adore and hopefully emulate their success as my career progresses. It was hard but I narrowed it down to a few blogs I want to share and I think readers of my blog will enjoy. Here they are, in no particular order.

Joey Lawrence: The Blog
I'm seriously considering buying his Tutorial DVDs, mainly since I am a novice when it comes to HDR and this guy has taken it to new levels. $300 is pretty steep for a miser like me, but I just might be persuaded. If nothing else his gallery is most defiantly worth a look.

The Lighting Diagram Creator
Can you say super cool free resource? No more stick figures for this blog.

Photo Answers Online
Easy to understand video tutorials for all skill levels and sexy British accents. The 15 year old girl in me loves this one.

By far my favorite. Smart, funny, informative, and some of the best comments I've ever seen on any blog. These are my kind of people.

Digital Photography School
Can't afford the tuition of Brooks or Art Center? Well this is not a substitute for a formal education but it is a good place to discuss and share. The best part of attending any school is the community of peers and while some people on these forums consider themselves all knowing grand masters of the photographic medium, more then not the shared experience is beneficial to all that participate. Overall, great topics, variety and contests that don't seem rigged!

Joe McNally's Blog
My personal hero. His resume is everything I dreamed mine would be. His blog is a personal log as well as a photography gallery. Warning: on occasion he might "over share" and include details about getting a colonoscopy and such. The post "Letter to a Young Photographer" is simply beautiful.

Lighting Practice
Very well explained tutorials and examples.

The Photographic World of Drew Gardner
Great images with lots of tech stuff. What more could a girl want?

Jerry O'Connor
I love the way this guy lights. Check out this flickr page for great images and info.

Yanik's Photo School
Easy to follow tutorials and if you follow on Twitter, more great resources.

So there you have it! My favorites I've discovered and wanted to share. Do you have a favorite? Please share!

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