Below is a post I wrote for the Aussie Bloggers blog back in June 2008. As Aussie Bloggers is now pretty much defunct and once the domain runs out the content will be lost in the ether I gather so I wanted to get some of the content I wrote and put it on this website.
I was interested to note that out of the top five Top 100 Aussie blogs, two of these are photography blogs. Also interesting to note is that these two photography blogs are ‘how to’ blogs.
It got me thinking as to why blogs about photography and editing photography are so popular. I wonder if it’s as simple as there are more photographers than bloggers out there. I know since I got a Flickr account I’ve become more involved in the Flickr community with meeting real people and taking photos with them. Consequently I’ve created a new category on my blog called photos because I’m developing a real interest and enjoyment in it.
Of course digital cameras make a huge difference. If we had to take photos with film, get it developed then scanned to a digital format I’ll bet lots of people wouldn’t bother.
So you’ve learned about taking photos and how to edit them afterwards, but now you want to incorporate them into a portfolio and blogging is the perfect way to do this.
Another Aussie photo blog I came across relatively recently is Neil Creek – Photographer. He also writes for the aforementioned Digital Photography School and runs photography competitions.
What other blogs that focus mainly on photography do you read – particularly Australian ones?