A photoblog is a very specific type of blog. Its focus is photography, and there are typically few words beyond a caption and comments. Photoblogs are easy to set up and maintain, and they make great photo galleries for photographers who are put off by the complexity of HTML coding or installing a CMS such as WordPress.
It’s because of this simplicity, not to mention the development of free yet sophisticated tools like Pixelpost, that photoblogging has exploded in popularity over the last few years. Photoblogs.org, for example, lists over 32,000 photoblogs! That’s a lot of photos, and a lot of photographers vying for your attention.
Dedicated as ever to making your life easier, we’ve handpicked over 50 brilliant photoblogs for your viewing pleasure. There’s a little of everything, including photojournalism and nature, landscape, street, portrait and travel photography. We’ve also listed some of the best photoblogging solutions, articles and other resources at the bottom of the post.
50 Wonderful Photoblogs
The Big Picture
The Big Picture from the Boston Globe; amazing photojournalism.
The photoblog of fine-art photographer Vernon Trent.
David J. Nightingale’s photoblog with rich, lively colors, unusual perspectives and attention to details.
Laurens Kuipers – Daily Photoblog
Architectural and landscape photography by Laurens Kuipers.
Robert Kruh Photoblog
The photoblog of Robert Kruh.
Jeezo Peezo Photoblog
Some beautiful portraits and black-and-white photos.
Daily Dose of Imagery
The photoblog of Sam Talayeh.
Nine talented photographers from six countries.
Stuck In Customs
The fabulous HDR photography of Trey Ratcliff.
Photos from around the world by adventurer and entrepreneur Harry Kikstra.
Andreas Kaiser Photography
Stunning black-and-white photos from German photographer Andreas Kaiser.
Eyes Wide Opened
Dark and eerie fantasy photography.
Interesting set of photos from self-taught photographer Sean McKendall.
The photoblog of a German photographer Frank Boenigk.
Photos from a Hong Kong-based photographer.
Photojournalism blog from the Sacramento Bee.
The nature photography of Thomas Bonin.
Here and Now
Amazing landscape and nature photography.
Photos from Japan.
Beautiful landscapes from Germany.
From 10 to 300 mm
More amazing landscapes.
Photojournalism from the Wall Street Journal.
Filling the Frame
Street and documentary photography from Argentina.
Dawn Le Blanc
Beautiful photos of flowers in black-and-white and color.
Two photographers from the Netherlands.
Photos from northern California, taken on walks.
Lots of gritty black-and-white photos.
Photo of the Day
PDN’s Photo of the Day.
These Fleeting Moments
Beautiful landscape photography by Jason Ertel.
Inspirational photography by Kenny Wang.
Landscape photos from the north of England.
A Walk Through Durham Township
The landscapes and people of Durham Township, Pennsylvania.
The personal work of a Swedish photojournalist.
Photos taken during the 1395-day-long siege of Sarajevo from 1992 to 1996.
Winner of best Canadian Photoblog in the 2007 Photobloggies awards.
A collection of photos by Archie Flor Cruz.
A wonderful photoblog from a photographer based on Canada’s Vancouver Island. Some beautiful photos of kids.
Photos from the UK and the beautiful Greek island of Crete.
Andy Gray’s photos from Japan.
Framed and Shot
The joint photoblog of a Norwegian couple living in Houston, Texas.
An impressive photoblog from an 18-year-old student in New York City.
This is a Photo Blog
A group of photographers who give each other assignments — and have fun doing it!
The photography of John Ryan Brubaker.
The “Middle Kingdom” through the eyes of a photographer living and working in China.
Innovative portraiture and fashion photography.
Beautiful black-and-white landscape photography.
Photography from Jessyel Ty Gonzalez’s life.
My Glass Eye
Owen Billcliffe’s visual diary.
The online scrapbook of advertising and commercial photographer Shannon Richardson.
Evocative black-and-white photography from Japan.
A photoblog from Peru. Beautiful photos.
Wonderful photos, especially of children, from Spanish photographer Marta.
Sources and Resources
Create your own photoblog with the following solutions:
- WordPress – Photoblogs and Galleries
Instructions for turning WordPress into a photoblog.
- Introduction to Photoblogs and Moblogs
Handy summary, with lots of links to photoblogging resources.
- Shutterbug: How Photographers are Making the Internet Work for Them
Great introduction to the concept of photoblogging.
- Digital Photo School: Why You Should Consider Setting up a Photoblog
10 excellent reasons to start a photoblog.
- Blog on Photoblogs
A blog about… photoblogging.
The following websites have lists of photoblogs — thousands and thousands of photoblogs to enjoy. You can also promote your own photoblog by adding it to the lists.
- Cool Photoblogs
- Photoblog Directory
- The Photobloggies
- The 10 Most-Stunning Photo Blogs