10 Blogs to Help You Become a Photography Expert

By / Nov 20, 2009 / Resources

Photography often plays a major role in web design. So It’s no surprise that many web designers have an interest in it. However, there are so many aspects to photography such as lighting, composition, and equipment features that can make it difficult to master. In this article I’ve rounded up 10 of the best blogs that consistently produce valuable tips and resources to help you with your photography.

Digital Photography School


Digital Photography School is a website with simple tips to help digital camera owners get the most out of their cameras. It is maintained by Darren Rowse who you probably know from ProBlogger.net.

The Photo Argus


The Photo Argus is a resource for photographers novice to advanced. It’s aim is to deliver useful information, inspiration, technique, photographer showcases and more.

Epic Edits


Epic Edits is a resource and community for photography enthusiasts of all experience levels. It’s focus is to explore many aspects of photography through discussion, example, and participation in group projects.



PetaPixel was born in May of 2009, and is a blog about photography geared towards tech-savvy digital photographers. Our goal is inform, educate, and inspire in all things related to photography.



Strobist is about one thing: learning how to use off-camera flash with your dSLR to take your photos to the next level.



The writers of Photojojo scour the internets, rip pages out of magazines, ransack our friends’ closets, and go through dumpsters to find the very best Photo tips, DIY projects, and Gear.

Joe McNally’s Blog


This is the blog of Joe McNally, a phototgrapher for National Geographic, Life, and Sports Illustrated. Joe’s blog is full of inspiration and tips that will help your photography.



The Photocritic is all about learning more about photography, from the incredibly insightful (rarely) to the dreadfully mundane (also, hopefully rarely) via just about everything in between.

DIY Photography


DIY Photography’s goal is to provide a place for photographers to share, and learn from each other, and to bring cheap studio equipment to those who can’t really buy all the expensive stuff out there.



Whether you shoot with an inexpensive digital compact or the latest digital SLR, Photodoto will help you get the most out of your digital camera.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • JB

    Good list. A fair few good ones there, like Digital photography school, and photojojo is awesome
    one you missed is http://www.photoguides.net there are some alright photography and design stuff on there

  • http://www.3amgroup.com/ Orlando Web Designing

    Photographs on these wed design templates are very nice. Though templates give frame work, these stuff will only add brightness to the web pages.

  • http://www.redswish.co.uk Nathan Beck

    You’ve got to love the sensational headlines on this site. A few blogs won’t make you a bloody photography expert and slipping ‘help’ in there hardly justifies it. Perhaps some insight, inspiration and networking etc but there’s nothing better than getting out there and taking photos!

    Sorry for the little rant, need more coffee. Still decent content though guys keep it up.


  • http://www.designfollow.com/ designfollow

    great blogs

    thank you

  • http://designrfix.com Tony

    A wealth of information of these photography blogs…most useful. Thanks

  • http://www.venturetothetop.com Dee

    Camera is armed and ready :)

  • http://www.nopun.com Noel Wiggins

    Its so critical to marketing a company with good photography, so many clients who want a website say Oh i’ll send over a picture of my “truck” for you to put on my website

    and I cringe, because usually it was a nice site before they asked me to add the crap they shot

    case in point

    Hopefully I can direct my future clients to this list to show how important good photography is.

    Thanks and Regards

    Noel for Nopun.com
    a graphic design studio

  • http://www.seshu.net/saffron Seshu

    You missed one … Pixelated Image – http://www.pixelatedimage.com/blog/ – David duChemin is a fabulous photographer and teacher. His ebooks and his two in-print books, Within The Frame and VisionMongers, are very useful for photographers of all stripes.

  • http://www.bebop-ad.com BebopDesigner

    Brilliant post! And yes, nothing works better than grabbing your weapon of choice and go hunting. But, reading and interacting with guys in the community/industry is a GIGANTIC bit of help.

    I love most of these blogs and some of them I didn’t even know. Thing is, I take from them what I feel I need. The rest is pure fun.
    What do you reckon? Cheers

  • http://bloggerarticle.com Blogger Article

    This list is a very good site to learn to be great photography .. thank you for your suggestions ..

  • http://designinformer.com Design Informer

    Great post. I need to work on my photography skills and these sites will be very helpful.

  • http://www.kaplang.com/blog Michelle

    Thanks for the list, my partner has just completed his degree in photography so I will pass this post over to him later too :) thanks.

  • http://www.rutscameras.com JR

    Great blog, Thanks for introducing me to more photography blogs that I wasn’t aware of!

    If you get a few minutes, take a look at a site I recently launched:


    RutsCameras is a unique marketplace that brings camera & video equipment buyers and sellers together. It has the convenience of that very large auction marketplace but it is FREE!

    You can buy and sell equipment on RutsCameras.com WITHOUT a single fee!

    Check it out and let me know what you think…


  • http://www.sjlwebdesign.co.uk Sam Logan

    Thanks for sharing the blogs, will definetly help me develop my limited photography skills.

  • http://www.thephotoargus.com Bill Jones

    I’m honored to be placed in this list….Thanks!

  • http://www.smashingshare.com/ Waheed Akhtar

    Woww….Very nice list of blogs.

  • http://photographyforsoul.com Can Berkol

    Digital Photography School is one of my fav. Photojojo is definetely different, creative and fun!

  • Brandon

    There is also a newer blog, ImagesAsWords (www.imagesaswords.com) which focuses on how photographers can use composition and lighting, and less on gadgets.

  • Tim H

    Nice list, Henry. I do like a lot of these. I wonder who the Photo Argus belongs to, hmmmmmmmmm? 😉 Good stuff from both the Jones!

  • http://digitalslrphotographyguide.net Digital SLR Photography Guide

    Superb list. I hope someday my blog http://digitalslrphotographyguide.net would get attention too and would become as big as those in you list.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://julynation.com july

    Wow! great sites for tutorials on photography. I am also wanting to learn photography but lacks time. I like the Photo Argus site. The theme is black yet cool in the eyes

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  • http://www.innthetuarts.com.au innthetuarts

    Wonderful post..Your post really helps me to work easily.

  • http://www.sydneyip.com.au/ SIP

    Awesome Work..Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • http://www.revengeofthejpeg.com Gregory Urbano

    Thanks for the great list, some of these sites I already knew about, some are new discoveries!