Who Do You Follow?

I was working my way through my Google Reader, trying to catch up with the latest goings on at my favorite blogs when I noticed something. I have 85 blog feeds being served up to me on a constant basis. I know, it sounds like a lot, and it probably is but then I noticed that there are quite a few that have had no activity for some time. They were dead on the vine, just taking up space on my scroll. I’m not sure why some of them aren’t updated anymore and some I do know. That being said, I have decided to start purging some of the deadwood and maybe making room for some new feeds.

The blogs I love best are the ones that feed me info in steady doses. It doesn’t have to be as often as Engadget, who post 15, 20, even 30 times a day at times, but with some regularity. I also like to keep things topical, with most of my feeds coming from photo industry folks like my buddies Scott Kelby, Terry White, David Ziser. But being a friend isn’t necessarily a prerequisite (although I do follow several blogs from friends who almost never post… but hey, they are my friends). I also like sites that offer up lots of good industry news like Imaging insider, PDN Pulse, 1001 Noisy Cameras, and Digital Photography Now among others.

Some sites don’t offer me anything more than inspiration but who can’t use some of that every now and then? Some of my favorites include The Big Picture, Earth Shots, Picture Stories by Stephen Alvarez, Joe McNally, and Zach Arias to name a few. I always find something worthwhile while reading their sites and usually it inspires me to do something, even if it’s just to get off my butt and work harder.

Of course my list is much longer than the ones I have listed but I’m curious as to who it is that you follow and why. If you have some suggestions that have served you well, why not drop a comment and share with everyone. I for one would love to add some fresh stuff to the reader.

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  • http://www.dgphotoblog.com Dan Glass

    You’ve already hit on my major visits; all things Kelby, McNally, Arias, Ziser, some dude named Revell, Strobist, Kloskowski, Layers, and Speedligting since I am a Canon shooter. Here are two I stumbled on years ago strictly for inspiration, especially when out on an engagement couple shoot: go see Jamie Windon of http://www.theblondephotographer.com and http://www.kirstenlewisphoto.com For concert and band inspiration I love http://www.ishootshows.com Enjoy.

  • http://hillsandskies.com DaleG

    Try Dan Jurak out of Alberta, CA for an interesting take on landscape photography. And Mike Olivella’s baselineshots.com for sports and other topics

  • http://www.biodiversityinfocus.com/blog Morgan Jackson

    I follow the requisites mentioned above, plus a fair number of photographers who’s work I identify with or are inspired by. I also follow a lot of insect photographers and naturalists because of my career as an entomologist. I’d recommend checking out Alexander Wild and his insect photos if you want to see some macro work (or my own blog of course)!

  • http://www.virtuouswomanministry.blogspot.com Judy

    Hi Jeff,

    I follow http://www.didyoubringyourcamera.blogspot.com and http://www.everythingelsethrownin.net. These are amateur photographers, but they post beautiful pix. Also http://www.macro25.blogspot.com for great, gorgeous macro shots.

    I have a question for you: I read your tips for buying a tripod in your book “Nikon D5000: From Snapshots to Great Shots,” the bonus chapter as well. But I’m still a little confused. Can you tell me which tripods would be best for my Nikon D5000 that don’t cost more than, say, $50-$70? Thanks.

    Judy

  • Craig Beyers

    Try Kelby, Cross, Nack, Kloskowski, DuChemin, McNally, The Online Photographer (highly recommended), Terry White, Ziser, you (!), Strobist, Kost, Speedliting/Syl Arena, Canon Rumors, Galbraith, and Aphlog as well as random others…

  • http://www.revellphotography.com jeff

    Thanks for sharing your favorite sites. Some of them are already on my list but there is also some good stuff here for me and everyone else to check out.

  • http://www.jbhaber.com JB Haber

    Being a Washington DC resident, I also have DCist.com in Reader. Not only is it interesting to stay connected with what’s going on in the city, but they feature photos from local photogs on a regular basis.

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