Must-See Sites for Photographers

100 Must see sites for photographers

Now that smartphones have high-quality cameras on them and professional-level DSLRs are dropping in price, everyone is a photographer. People who want to learn more and develop their photographic skills are turning to online tutorials, tips, and camera reviews to choose their equipment and hone their craft. The competition is stiff for professional photographers as well. Anyone with a photography business should have a polished and beautiful website to exhibit their good taste and aesthetic sensibility to potential customers. In the list below, we’ve compiled the best of the best photography sites in a number of different categories. We’ve got everything from Tips and Tutorials to Wedding & Lifestyle photography sites. These sites represent the epitome of what image based communication and art is all about, and whether you’re looking to learn a specific technique or just want to drool over gorgeous photographs, all these sites are worth exploring. These sites are not listed in order of quality, but are indexed by category for reference purposes.

UPDATE: There are so many amazing photography sites out there that we decided to add a couple more to this list. Check out the new Honorable Mentions section.

Photography Tips & Tutorials

Photography tutorials are all the rage these days. Now that so many people carry powerful point & shoot cameras with them, either in their cell phone or as a separate gadget altogether, the competition to make more impact with your images is hot.

  1. Pixiq

  2. PopPhoto

  3. Cameras.co.UK

  4. Greg Folkins Photo Blog

  5. Improve Photography

  6. Scott Kelby | Photoshop Insider

  7. 121 clicks

  8. Geoff Lawrence

  9. Photo Tuts +

  10. Digital Pro Talk

  11. Photo Technique

  12. Harold Davis’ Digital Field Guide

  13. Glyn Dewis’ Blog

  14. Beginner’s Photography Blog

  15. Photigy

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Wedding & Lifestyle

Wedding photography, event photography, and lifestyle photography are all popular specialties for professional photographers to get into and make some money to support their more experimental art photography projects. Having a good website is crucial for freelance photographers looking for regular paid gigs, and the sites below are shining examples of how to do a photographer’s website right.

  1. MomandCamera

  2. BD Photography Inc

  3. Ed Taylor Photography

  4. Lifestyle Photography

  5. Mochatini

  6. Peekaboo Photography

  7. Lauren Brooks Photography

  8. The Man Repeller

  9. Fashion Photography Blog

  10. The Cherry Blossom Girl

  11. My Tartelette

  12. What’s for Lunch Honey

  13. Matt Bites

  14. Mowielicious

  15. Adeline & Grace

  16. Jennifer Kathryn Photography

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Outdoor

Even before Ansel Adams revolutionized outdoor photography with his stunning images of Yellowstone and other national parks and natural landscapes, people loved looking at photos of nature. Now that more than half of humanity lives in cities, photographs of the wilderness are more popular than ever, and some of the photographers featured below have an amazing knack for capturing intentse moments in the wild.

  1. Jon Whittle Macrophotography

  2. Up Close with Nature

  3. Ed Vatza Photography

  4. Heather of the Hills

  5. MYRMECOS

  6. Skolai Images

  7. Nature Photography Blog

  8. Photography on the Run

  9. Ethan Meleg Outdoor Photography

  10. Moose Peterson Wildlife Photography

  11. Xenogere

  12. Wilkinson’s World

  13. Biodiversity in Focus

  14. Wild Light

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Urban & Travel

Photographs can show us a completely different world than the one we’re used to, and the photographers featured in this section capture everything from gritty street scenes to international travel destinations and even fabulous architecture and luscious interiors.

  1. Scott Hargis Photography

  2. This Photographer’s Life

  3. Chad Jackson Photo Blog

  4. Paris Daily Photo

  5. New York Street Photography Blog

  6. Verve Photo

  7. Lens Culture

  8. Black Star Rising

  9. Tom Robinson

  10. The Best Travel Photos

  11. Just-in-Time Travels

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Miscellaneous

There are too many styles of photography and ways of sharing photos online to adequately categorize them all, but the sites below, from photo-sharing communities and apps to experimentally themed photo blogs and image series are all worth much more than a glance if you’re looking to be inspired by the power of still images.

  1. Photodoto

  2. 500 Photographers

  3. Eye Poetry

  4. Southern Photography

  5. Feature Shoot

  6. Reflections by Roni

  7. Unless You Will

  8. Iconic Photos

  9. The Photo Argus

  10. Dan Routh Photography

  11. Tao of Photography

  12. Amelia Lyon Photography

  13. Clothes, Cameras and Coffee

  14. David Campbell

  15. Elements Photography & Frame Co

  16. DLK Collection

  17. Lightstalking

  18. The Leica Camera Blog

  19. Flash Flavor

  20. Light-Traces

  21. Peonies and Polaroids

  22. John Nack on Adobe

  23. Brian Cooney’s Photography Blog

  24. Kodak: A Thousand Words

  25. Craig Photography by John

  26. I Love Photo Blogs

  27. Visual Culture Blog

  28. Photography Blog

  29. The Online Photographer

  30. A Photo Editor

  31. Rob’s Blog

  32. The Photographer’s Life

  33. Instagram

  34. Photographer in Tokyo

  35. Joshua Bickel Photography

  36. Zoriah Photojournalist

  37. The Big Picture

  38. The Visual Student

  39. 500px

  40. Street Reverb

  41. Photo Daily News: Photo of the Day

  42. DIY Photography

  43. iPhoneography

Honorable Mentions

  1. Ashley’s Events

  2. Shuvarahim

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