Recommended photo blogs?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by kadamnation, May 6, 2015.

  1. kadamnation

    kadamnation Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 13, 2013
    Boston, MA
    I read a couple photography-related blogs on a regular basis, and I was wondering whether there we any others I should check out!

    My favorites lately have been ones like Ming Thein's ( that deal more regularly with composition, inspiration and technique than specifically with gear--although JapanCameraHunter is always fun, and if anybody blogs about post-processing workflow for GX7 images specifically, please do feel free to let me know ;) I've also enjoyed, where the author seems to use vintage camera and film "reviews" as a channel to talk about whatever he wants to.

    Who do you read? Any other good blogs out there from mirrorless shooters specifically?

    Thanks! And apologies if there is a previous thread about this, couldn't find one while searching.
  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
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  3. Jfrader

    Jfrader Guest

    If you are into nature photography with MILC, my friend and well-known photo writer Rob Sheppard has a pretty good blog. He shoots exclusively with mirrorless (Panasonic.) As a personal aside, Rob's example and encouragement were instrumental in my own switch to MILC.

    Although they don't shoot mirrorless, I also follow Michael Frye and Moose Peterson, both of whom live and work in my area.
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  4. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    He's a really good photographer who doesn't get half the respect that he should because everyone calls his blog out as an advertisement for Olympus even though he has always fully disclosed his relationship with Olympus. His photos are outstanding and fully show the potential of m43 technically as well as his artistic ability.

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  5. I couldn't agree more. I just wish I knew his post processing process...he gets incredible sharpness into his images. I gather he uses OV-3 and I've tried it and couldn't see any advantage.
  6. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    He definitely uses OV3 for RAW processing.

    Anyways, the sharpness he gets is due to both camera technique as well as post. But yeah, he gets incredible sharpness along with amazing colors in his images.

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  7. I'm going to have to go back and give OV-3 a better try. I'm not dissatisfied with what I'm getting from present workflow...till I look at his images. And then I know I'm not getting as much as I could from my RAW files.
  8. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    I also like Ming Thein's blog as he is just one technical monster of a photographer. David Nightingale's is also a great blog with wonderful images and another technical monster.

    David Hobby's blog is also great if you want to learn about flash/strobes.
  9. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 4, 2012
    SW England
    In addition to what's already been mentioned, I enjoy reading Kirk Tuck, at

    He does cover some of the creative stuff, as well as being quite a gear head, and he is quite pro-mirrorless/m43. He also covers things about working as a photographer, and other random stuff. His writing style is generally not terse!

  10. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    He actually has a youtube video showing how he does PP.

    Edit: I just realized this has already been linked above. Sorry
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  11. 808N8

    808N8 Mu-43 Regular

    May 6, 2015
  12. Lcrunyon

    Lcrunyon Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Another self-serving plug: I have started one (link below) and I hope people will think it's good...
  13. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    Some of the blogs are new to me, thanks!
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    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Aug 13, 2014
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    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

    Dec 26, 2014
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    Duncan Mu-43 Regular

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    Wolfeye Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 20, 2015
    I can only tolerate him once a week. :) He tends to over-analyze everything, especially when he claims not to be. He also heavily controls/edits reader's responses, so be careful if you write anything there. It's easy to snip here and snip there and have a post sound like it's saying something completely unintended. I tried, years ago, to subscribe to his 37th Frame newsletter but never got a single issue, nor a refund until I realized I had never got an issue, and he said the project was dead.
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