Photography and blogging go hand in hand. Since the dawn of photography images and text have been put together to help tell a story and in the modern ages the written word still holds weight even in this day and age of high definition colour video accessible anywhere with an internet connection. Although reading a text based article doesn’t have that instant gratification that comes from watching video content on the same subject there is something gained that remains with us a little longer and sinks a bit deeper into our conscience. For this article we take a look at 5 of the top progressive photographer bloggers and what their blogs can offer.
Philip is actually a videographer by profession and has worked on some big hollywood productions working as a camera man. Videography goes in hand in hand with photography and the same skills that make great video are the same skills used to make great photos. Philips style and reputation has allowed him constant access to the latest camera and video equipment and he really puts them through their paces on his own artistic projects.
Quite often you might spot the hashtag #Fstoppers below a quite artistic photo on Instagram but it is in fact a photography community based forum set up around 2010 after the success of the youtube videos made by the creators Lee Morris and Patrick Hall. Their blogs consist of great how to’s and tips and also current subject based news.
Although a video blogger we found we couldn’t leave him off the list as he has such a great wealth of information and access to new gear and a willingness to share with the community. Kai started as a presenter on Hong Kong channel Digital Rev TV where he created a steady following with his unique presenting style and humour and has now moved to his own uk based channel which has become extremely popular for his in depth and fun reviews of the latest equipment from super cheap novelty lenses to £65 000 professional cameras.
David Hobby, otherwise know as the Strobist is a professional photographer with a penchant for flash photography. His blog consists of how to’s and tips but also showcases some of the avantgarde and out there things the guy can do with off camera flashes! He also runs an online course in flash photography from his website and runs international workshops where you can get a hold of his extensive experience first hand.