Photography has not only evolved from a normal pastime to a favorite hobby but also an indispensable living trade for most photographers. Photography has been taken up as a successful profession by many and to promote their services worldwide, professional photographers have created special photography websites.
There are no doubt hundreds of Photography websites and blogs all over the internet but not every photograph makes a place in your heart. So today, in this post I’d like to take a look at 20 of the best. These inspirational and cool photography websites will ignite your love for Photography and inspire to click more often and share your work with the world.
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1. Out Door Photographer
A useful site including information on gear, how-to guides, and weekly technology tips. In addition, there are columns by photographers and information articles about favorite outdoor locations along with workshops to hone your skills.
2. Earth Shots
Earth Shots is a photo of the day contest celebrating the beauty and diversity of our planet. Each day we chose one fantastic photograph to feature on our homepage. Anyone can submit their photographs to Earth Shots for a chance to win the coveted photo of the day title.
3. Pop Photo
Someone has to be credited for every great works and design. Your visitors want to know the talent behind your amazing pictures and how you can help them.
4. Natural Visions Stock Images
Natural Visions is an established specialist collection of wildlife photography and natural world images based in Surrey, England with more than three decades experience of selling to worldwide commercial clients and organisations.
5. Light and Land
At Light & Land we want to make your photographic dreams a reality! Our mission is not simply to improve the image making skills of our clients but also to pass on our enthusiasm and to inspire them to reach new creative heights.
6. Timothy Allen
Timothy Allen’s website is a WordPress powered blog, slightly corporate in nature as it’s put together in conjunction with the BBC.
7. Burn Magazine
Burn magazine uses a blog-like design to keep the lastest content fresh on the page. It uses a dark gray background to emphasise the site’s logo, displayed prominantly at the top, and a large photo to introduce the lead story.
8. Jeremy Cowart
At his core, Jeremy loves to make art. Starting out as a designer, Jeremy really only began taking pictures to bring texture into his design work.
9. Christina O’Brien Photography
Christina O’Brien Photography specializes in Wedding Photography, Engagement Portraits, Family Portraits, Head Shots and Fine Art Photography.
10. Clayton Bozard
Clayton Bozard’s passion for photography originated in his hometown of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Clayton began his photographic journey as a hobby.
Good design often works in the background by making websites quick to load, easy to navigate and search engine friendly. Lukakase has a smooth and light weight gallery which is easy for audience to navigate around.
12. Dave Hill
Dave Hill has make use of jQuery to build a powerful photo gallery which is fast and smooth to load, not to mention it’s large pictures too.
13. Photo District News
An award-winning monthly magazine about the photographic industry for professional photographer.
14. Weather Photography
Information on weather and nature photography such as shooting lightning, clouds, and the moon.
15. Alessio Pizzicannella
Experience that led to work from all major & independent labels, artists management’s and a host of other magazines and papers in the UK, Italy and the rest of Europe ( Times, Rolling Stone,Guardian,Observer…).
Moofe is the most comprehensive source of photography for use in computer generated imagery.
17. Pablo Corral Vega
Pablo Corral Vega is an established, well known photojournalist and his website reflects the quality of his work. Note the simplicity of the opening page design, a stunning photo at the top, the photographer’s name above, and more links below.
18. Fashion Photographer
A big photo on the front page of fashion photographer site, easy to navigate links (I really like the little windows that pop up when you mouseover the links) and then horizontal photo galleries. Lovely!
19. Isabelle Ribeiro
Isabelle Ribeiro was born and raised in Brazil, and has been living in Florida since 2001. A graduate from UCF with a B.A. in Arts, she uses photography as a way of expressing herself and bringing out the best in her subjects.
This is a popular site from one of the major photo industry leaders. It offers tips for taking great photos, a digital learning center, product information, and galleries.
If you are a photographer and you think your photography website should also be a part of this list, then don’t hesitate to tell us about it by adding comments. I may add those sites in round two.