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5 Influential Photography Blogs

February 19, 2016

Photographers often turn to the online world to gain inspiration, keep up-to-date with the latest industry news, and connect with others in their field. Blogs are a popular source for all three of these necessities, but sometimes it can be difficult to discover photography-related blogs which are so influential, they’ll have you tuning in each day for more.

Below are five of the most influential photography blogs on the internet right now. Whether you’re after a space to be educated or motivated, you’ll certainly want to bookmark the following sites.


DIY Photography:

It was recently revealed that this blog gains one of the largest readerships when compared to other blogs in its niche. With topics ranging from inspiration and reviews to tutorials, DIY, and gear, it comes as no surprise that this site attracts the admiring glances of photographers from all over the globe.

One of the greatest aspects of this blog is that it is run by 4 actual photographers, and talented ones at that! JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada, while Gannon Burgett is a photographer from Marion, Indiana. Fellow author Stefan Kohler is a conceptual photographer, specialized in mixing science, technology and photography, and he is also one of the founders of Kamerakind, based in Traunstein, Southern Germany. Lastly, Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel.

You can visit DIY Photography here.



Could this be one of the longest-running, most influential photography blogs? Founded in 1998 by Scott Bourne, PhotoFocus serves as an “educational guide for those seeking to pursue photography as a profession”. You’ll also find extremely helpful product reviews, as well as insightful podcasts on this site.

The blog’s founder, Scott Bourne, has been in the photography game for over 4 decades now, so he certainly has a lot of first-hand knowledge and experience to share with his audience!

You can visit PhotoFocus here.


Skip Cohen University:

He’s been hailed as the “God Father of Photography”, so it certainly isn’t a shock to hear that Skip Cohen’s blog, Skip Cohen University, is attracting a massive worldwide readership.

Skip has been in the photography industry since 1987 and he has even co-authored 6 books on photography while actively supporting a wide range of photographic education projects each year.

This blog contains everything from must-read photography business advice, to inspirational interviews with the industry’s finest, and other educational content for photographers.

You can visit Skip Cohen University here.



Gracing our screens since 2010, Fstoppers has grown at an incredible rate each year to now educate and inspire over a million photographers worldwide each month. Established as an online hub for photographers and videographers, Fstoppers also provides readers with extremely valuable information such as how-to’s, gear reviews, behind-the-scenes videos, and industry-related news.

Fstoppers also goes a step further with its resources, providing photographers with articles such as ‘how to defeat creative burnout’, ‘could lost photo opportunities actually be good for you?’, and ‘wedding photographers: do you drink on the job?’. Food for thought indeed.

You can visit Fstoppers here.



PetaPixel is one of those photography blogs that pretty much every photographer has turned to at some point in their career, whether it was to check out an information-packed tutorial, read honest reviews about the latest photography equipment, or even to be introduced to the work of other inspirational individuals.

The site was founded in 2009 by Michael Zhang, a photography enthusiast, entrepreneur, and programmer based in Davis, California. The blog’s Facebook page has a following of over 370K, proving its influence on the World Wide Web.

You can visit PetaPixel here.

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