My New Favorite Blog

I’m sure you’re familiar with this phenomena: every once in a while you’ll scroll through your iPod with its 10, 20, 80, 160 gigs of music or whatever, and you won’t find anything that sparks you at that moment. 10,000 songs and nothing jumps out at you. Certainly there’s some great stuff in there, but every so often, we all need a wakeup call – something bold and new. Well, that’s me right now, only with blogs. I’m in need of something to snap me out of this little rut I’m in.

Therefore, I’d like to humbly call on the power of this community to throw me a few bones. (Turns out that this is a great 2.0 nod that will benefit us all, and such things have been helpful in the past…) Simply put, I’d love to know what you’re reading online. Photography, art, film, design, music, popular culture, or anything related – it all qualifies. Take 20 seconds and–in the comments section below–please post a link, a review, a name, a sentence, two words, whatever – something, anything about your favorite blog(s), so that I can make your favorite(s) my new favorite(s). You can post anonymously or under your blogger name, no matter. This is not an exercise in pretentiousness or obscurity – everything has merit. I promise to visit each sincere link that gets posted here and I’ll heap lavish amounts of praise (and perhaps a t-shirt and maybe even a pair of shoes ;) upon whomever turns me onto a new favorite nugget that’s not already in my RSS reader.

Thanks in advance for your time.

[And, btw if you’re into this sort of thing, you might want to consider ticking that little box in the comments section below that pings you via email (“Email follow-up comments to…”) when this post receives comments.]

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Daniella says:

Hey Chase,

I’m going to be egomaniacal and add my own blog to the list:

http://theonetrain.blogspot.com

Sorry I didn’t get to touch base with you after the Wired feature ran, but I hope you enjoyed the interview/story!

Cheers,
Daniella

Mythidiot says:

http://www.thelookback.com is a weekly review of up and coming bands with mp3 downloads to get the word out.

http://photos.corykerr.com/wander is a shamless plug for my own photo blog, with a new photo and thought every weekday

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Shifting Pixel

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Chase Jarvis says:

If you’ve scrolled to this point, reading comments but are skeptical about adding more blogs, REMOVE THAT SKEPTICISM and ADD YOUR THOUGHTS. This post has hundreds of incoming links and is visited sometimes 1000 times per day. We are building a killer resource here. Keep ADDING!

Thanks, the Management. ;)

Michelle says:

Hi Chase,

Probably not worthy of many of your readers, but a small blog journal of my returning to amateur photography – http://shutter-fug.blogspot.com/ – it’s a bit of a mess of technical stuff and minor experiences which will also end up with me documenting my first small local exhibition in Feb next year (yay!) – it’s a bit quiet ’cause I’ve just mvoed house and plan on chilling over December.

I like what you’re doing/message your giving the community.

Emil says:

Check out Jordan Matter. It’s not a blog but he periodically updates his portfolio of headshots and they are a pleasure to look at.

Carrie says:

Here are more:

CBC Radio 3 – killer Canadian music
Outafocus
PostSecret

Jeremy Cowart
The Narrative (mostly older archive)
Memento Morrra

And then, *ahem*, my own: Live Baby Live and Delineated

Natasha says:

(Notes on) Politics, Theory & Photography (http://politicstheoryphotography.blogspot.com/)

Martin Fuchs from Magnum posted his list here, which has your blog.
(http://blog.magnumphotos.com/2007/10/its_a_blog_blog_world.html)

SB says:

I would have to say that the drudge report is always a good one for me.

http://drudgereport.com

Great news from a pretty moderate source…He takes punches at everyone if they give him the opportunity to.

carlosBCN says:

One blog I always read is
http://alayreflexiona.blogspot.com

Is a blog from a great spanish photographer.

Andrew says:

http://www.thecoolhunter.net

From the newest boutique hotels around the world, right through all the hottest futuristic gadgets, to the sleekest, most well-designed bottle of vodka you’ve ever seen, if its cool they’ve found it.

Duncan says:

Oh man, there is so many.

I’ll just give you the links to the feeds.

Wired Design – http://www.wired.com/rss/culture/design.xml

Wired Multimedia – http://www.wired.com/rss/multimedia.xml

Thoughts of a Bohemian –
http://blog.melchersystem.com/

Bitter Photographer -
http://bitterphotographer.blogspot.com/

Fake Steve Jobs is quite hilarious -
http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/

And finally the blog I write I’m quite fond of. I was inspired to create because of your blog and David Hobby on Strobist. It’s a blog for the studio I currently work for. We just put our first multimedia feature. I’m quite proud of it. Check it at http://harderlee.blogspot.com

Britney says:

http://youaintnopicasso.com/

this is a really interesting blog about music run by a student at the University of Kentucky. He’s recieved national attention about it, and has gained so much respect from musicians that he now gets flown out to music festivals for free so he can blog about it.

enjoy. :)

Some of the worlds best fashion photography all in one place.

no word just images

http://www.calikartel.com/

HD says:

hilleldov.blogspot.com

unashamed, self-promotion

chris says:

This blog has a lot of fantastic business, marketing, sales and motivational help for photographers.
It’s turned into a great resource for me.
http://photobusinesseducation.wordpress.com/

I read the strobist blog almost daily…and I write my own blog about being a Photo Student at cdia…I also like a few other blogs,

http://photobusinessforum.blogspot.com/
http://davidtejada.blogspot.com/
http://lightingmods.blogspot.com/
http://aphotoeditor.com/

have a good day,
KE
http://keithemmerichphotography.blogspot.com/

I read the strobist blog almost daily…and I write my own blog about being a Photo Student at cdia…I also like a few other blogs,

http://photobusinessforum.blogspot.com/
http://davidtejada.blogspot.com/
http://lightingmods.blogspot.com/
http://aphotoeditor.com/

have a good day,
KE
http://keithemmerichphotography.blogspot.com/

Matt Brandon says:

I think one of the most informative blogs on photography I have run across in a long time is humanitarian photographer David duChemin’s blog pixelatedimage.

http://pixelatedimage.typepad.com/pixelatedimage/

He has just finished writing a series of article about how to market yourself as well many tutorials.

And of course Scott Kelby’s blog is a must for PS users:

http://www.scottkelby.com/blog

I’m sure there’ll be plenty of repeats here but worth a look anyway……

http://alittlenews.wordpress.com/ (PJ blog)

http://aphotoeditor.com/

http://bertstephani.com/blog/

http://bryankelsenphotography.blogspot.com/

http://www.flashflavor.com/ (Wedding photography…. off cam lighting… great work)

http://www.iheartphotograph.blogspot.com/

http://www.assignmentconstruct.com/

http://photobusinessforum.blogspot.com/ (Photo business…. It’s a must read and I’m sure most here will have already.)

http://www.whatsthejackanory.com/ (not only a good blog to read but a great list of photography blogs on the sidebar)

http://blog.magnumphotos.com/ (Great photos and also a post on Oct 25th has links to 83 other photography blogs)

http://wizwow.blogspot.com/

http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/ (The main blog I check and go back to time and again. David Hobby’s masterclass in off cam lighting.)

Happy reading!

Jacob says:

This is so cool – so, SO cool. I’ve spent the last week browsing through so many of these blogs and have been blown away. The few I currently read on a regular basis have already been mentioned, so no doubles from me – but I’m excited to delve into all this new stuff.

Thanks for the starting this one Chase. It’s good stuff.

eyes:
Irving Penn regards the work of Issey Miyake

ears:
Arvo Pärt, a tribute

mouth:
Menudo

body:
Parkour

spirit:
“Cultivo una Rosa Blanca” by Jose Marti

Anonymous says:

I’m reading the new Eric Clapton autobiography and listening to Josh Ritter and Chuck Prophet for inspiration

g(uk) says:

http://fashionfotonotes.blogspot.com/

Its for out of market fashion shooters like me. No chance of any great gigs but we cant stop shooting. and theres no-one to help us along

g

Casey says:

Right now I am not reading to many blogs, I am using something better.
I am listening to allot of podcasts so that when I am waiting for the buss and such.
A few I listen to are
Lightsource
Pro Photography Show
Tips from the top floor
Shutter Bug Radio

And another blog slash
forum I use all the time,

http://WWW.DPREVIEW.COM
I am surprised its not been listed already. This is pretty much my source for any new tech coming out or any sad recalls.

Peter says:

http://www.whattheduck.net ? Yeah, you have probably been there a thousand times. so I’ll throw a few out: http://indexed.blogspot.com/ as well. Quick reads, and always enjoyable.

Meh, I’ll throw out http://www.peterboysen.com too. That’s me, but I gave you two good links, so I don’t feel like I’m totally abusing this opportunity.

http://rigint.blogspot.com/

I’ve spent many an hour reading novelist Jeff Wells’ Rigorous Intuition blog. Some of everything here from deep politics, to conspiracy theory, to the paranormal. All written in a reasonable way without getting kooky.

I always enjoy reading LensEnvy, perhaps because of my own ties back to Maine:
http://markfleming.pixyblog.com/

PhotoshopNews is a must read (as well as anything from the PixelMafia!)

Smashing Mag is a great design resource:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

And my own, thinkincolor:
http://www.thinkincolor.net

Bryan says:

hey Chase…

not sure if you have seen this one or not..cool indie music

http://www.headlikeakite.com/

-Bryan

PS-when you use plexiglas to shoot through what thickness do you use for strength and clarity..thx

treeline says:

I always enjoy reading your blog. You might enjoy reading a little of mine.

I just returned from Oregon on a business trip. I met a homeless kid and took some photos with him.

There is also a story about when I was chasing a cow and it got hit by a van.

http://adventurejournal.blogspot.com

Enjoy.

Anonymous says:

Although it’s a paying site it’s very diverse and inspirational.

http://www.finearttv.tv/

Bernard

Jason says:

I had a friend with the same issue as Ken. I sent them here:
http://www.viddler.com/explore/chasejarvis/videos/16/ for non-Apple videos. The quality wasn’t as good, but you’ll get the concepts very well – and the concept is what I watch them for!

Ken Mott says:

Anywhere i can find Chase’s video in non Apple formats?

Kurt Jambretz says:

Chase,

I stumbled across this site while in a hotel room editing images from a shoot. I just let it play for background music and loved it!

http://www.mashuptown.com/

being an 80’s kid I find that I know most of the tracks that they use and it’s neat to hear some of your old favorites in a totally new way.

Trevor says:

http://www.pixelatedimage.com

A blog by a talented travel photographer… in fact, it’s how I found your site!

I don’t know if this relates, but this entry certainly made me laugh.

http://15minutelunch.blogspot.com
/2007/10/strap-in-shut-up-and-hold
-on-were-going.html

The dang address is so long it won’t fit in this comment window, so you will have to copy and paste.

Jason says:

I check these each day without fail:
John Nack on Adobe
Awesome news in design and a lot of fun and misc. stuff. Likes to throw down some sweet retro links every now and then.

Photopreneur
Misc tips on how to make a little extra scrilla.

Bella’s Blog
A pretty inspiring story – been following from the start. Humbles me every morning.

Spaceweather.com
Like to remind myself daily how small we really are in the cosmic scheme and to see all the cool stuff that happens beyond this little blue marble.

JT Barnhart says:

Hey Chase,

I used to write for http://WWW.PSFK.COM

Lots of fun stuff. Also seems nobody mentioned.

http://www.worldchanging.com

It’s all about that whole cross pollination Medici effect.

Chase,

I have to share this incredibly inspirational youtube video. I’m not sure if you’ve come across it but I think it can only enhance the “CJ community”.

link

If you haven’t seen it before you will be amazed.

Best- JQ

Chase Jarvis says:

One follow up tidbit: Since many of you are commenting on podcasts here, it occured to me that buried in here, amongst the core CJ blog community, it makes sense (and makes me happy) to give you an advance notice, INSIDE SCOOP: we have an iTunes video podcast–available for download immediately–in both ipod/iphone resolution and appleTV resolution.

Chase Jarvis iTunes Video Podcast for iPod/iPhone.

Chase Jarvis iTunes Video Podcast for AppleTV.

We’ve had it up for a short while for testing and what not, and many of you have discovered it already and shared it with friends before we could (encouraged…)!! You’ve also, apparently, been downloading like mad (our host gave us a ring ;), but it seems to be whizzing along nicely.

So there will be a blog entry about this soon, but consider this an unofficial leak for anyone willing to read 80 comments into a post. (In true 2.0 style, of course, feel free to leak it some more). There’s even a movie there that hasn’t been released ;) More soon.

Thank you, thank you.

Chase Jarvis says:

Hiya Friends. Wow. This is one helluva list we’ve got going here. Just a note to let you know that I’m tuned in (albeit from Chile and now Buenos Aires Argentina…with a very slow internet connection) and making good on my word to check out every link that’s not already on my radar.

Firstly, I’m blown away. This is such an absolute treat to hear from so many of you. I’m floored with the abundant generosity of those of you who are sharing. In addition to inspiring me, this post will now officially server as a kick ass reference for a long time to come.

Second, Thank you thank you.

Third, now back to reading…. I’ll be back in the US tomorrow with another update!

Carlo says:

Hey Chase,

These might have been mentioned before since there are SO many links here, but here it goes:
http://wvs.topleftpixel.com
http://apparentlynothing.my-expressions.com/ (inactive lately)
http://www.houserphotography.com/blog/
I know he checks your site a lot, it’s actually through him that I got here, and I’m so glad I did. I preferred his old site for the blog aspect though.
http://www.chromasia.com/iblog

Don’t miss:

Last Nights Party

A site of pictures all from parties around the world. Lots of pretty people and funky attire. Love cruising through to keep up on style and wardrobe trends.

Dig it,
Brandon
Photographer / Horse Whisperer
http://www.brutonstroube.com

I don’t believe I saw this posted:

http://www.photobusinessforum.blogspot.com/

John Harrington’s photo business blog which is a must read as well as his book.

Hi Chase,

Here are some things to check out!

Movies:
Hard Candy (beautiful beautiful color and cinematography)
HERO (same as above)
Grave of the Fireflies(wonderful animation)
The Incredibles(must watch while editing!)

Music:
Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends
Curtis Mayfield – Little Child Running Wild
Guns & Roses – Paradise City
Kid Rock – Only God Knows Why

Reading and Internet:
The Giver
The Art of War
lioneldeluy.com
ChaseJarvis.com
chasejarvis.com/blog

That’s all for know! Hope you get out of this rut!

Patrick says:

Hype Machine is *the* music blog post aggregator:
http://hypem.com/

Adam Perry says:

Chase-
I am a graphic designer and photographer. There are some great design sites that keep me on my toes and some just for fun. Here are a few.

http://ilovetypography.com/
http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/
http://reubenmiller.typepad.com

my last suggestion didn’t really seem to fit the bill so here’s another blog I like:

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/arts/

especially the article in the music section called: “Music to watch Rothko by” is insightful. I’m still waiting for an article titled “Music to accompany a keynote address”. All other sections (art, books, film, radio/tv) provide tons of great articles also

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mike c says:

I’ve always been a fan of ZenHabits at http://zenhabits.net

Great ways to destress and cut complexity out of life.

honza03 says:

Chase, you may like Seth Godin’s blog – it’s not about art nor photography, it’s about, well, marketing. I see a lot of similarities in Seth’s and yours thoughts. The address is http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

adland – creative ads: http://commercial-archive.com/

ads of the world – owned by jupiter images, they post ads from around the world. Sometimes really funny. – http://adsoftheworld.com/

3 Hive – 600+ royalty free mp3s from some of the newest and hottest artists : http://www.3hive.com/

lighting mods blog – some of the best diy lighting mods made contrived from Rui. this blog was featured on strobist: http://lightingmods.blogspot.com/

Reuters photography blog – featuring articles about photography from press photographers from around the world: http://blogs.reuters.com/photo

Ken Mott says:

How about a local sports photographer blog.

http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/bestseatinthehouse/

Also have you seen this little product. You can have each card be a different picture. Then your info on the back. Popular on Flickr.

http://www.moo.com/products/

Laura says:

I don’t know if these are good enough to win a T-Shirt, but maybe you’ll send me your shoes Chase.

I love these two sites for these reasons:

noimpactman.com

This awesome expirement in human nature as a guy and his family live for a year with the intention of creating as little global impact as possible… in Manhattan. His blog is almost a daily thing, but it ranges between a blurb about frustrations, to a topic in great detail about appreciation of life and the great ways to live it to it’s fullest. He’s full of inspiration in the sense of pointing things out to me I never would have thought about without reading his blog. I think you’ll like it. It gets the thoughts rolling, and he’s funny and creative.

The other one I like (and I’m not sure it’s a blog) But I subscribe to the:

visualthesaurus.com

and being a visual person, I really think it’s fun. They have an e-mail every day with a new random word and it’s meaning. I try to use the new word, as my word of the day. Ok, it’s really funnier than it sounds. I’ve got the whole office in on it. Try it out. It’s been a site that has also helped me with my creative thinking for personal work through word associations, and shooting for stock. I think you’ll like it.

I wear a small T-Shirt, and my shoe size is an 8.

Ryan G says:

Wow, great list going here. A couple good ones:


Brain Auers Epic Edits
(who posted above) – consistent interesting reading.

Magnum photos blog ( a new fav)

And of course a shameless plug for myself CameraPorn.net – my own photography related blog – and dont worry its SFW :)

mmdesign says:

http://journal.davidbyrne.com/

And if your life really sucks and your bored to the point of suicide:

http://storyboardforadisparatelife.blogspot.com/

Full disclaimer: Yes, that’s my blog. Pretentious? Maybe. But at least there’d be two of us reading it then.

Tim Burke says:

This is an informative blog about an amazing new space here in Seattle. It’s a must see and the blog is an excellent way to stayed tuned for the next event.

http://greenwoodcollective.com/blog/

Hey Chase

I check this one out everyday, don’t know what your views on street art are but you do get the odd inspirational piece on here. Anyways, decide for yourself:

http://www.woostercollective.com

There’s always this
http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/
for out and out geekiness too.

Cheers

Jerry

ingalbraith says:

check out http://www.5ives.com

just a guy writing lists. it’s really, really good.

Ian Fohrman says:

Gizmodo and Aphotoeditor have already been mentioned.

I find inspiration in design/art/fashion blogs:
notcot
dik
Josh Spear
newstoday
Some good hippy blogs that help me save the world.
treehugger
no impact man
I work in the ski industry and find Tony’s blog interesting
joystick
Writing (not quite a blog but frequently updated) from one of my favorite authors
dave eggers
Every sunday
secrets

And of course Chase Jarvis…

I check BBC every day but I don’t know if that counts. That’s what I have for now.

Thanks for this post! Inspiration for days!

PS… what are your daily go to’s?

we really enjoy

http://www.hegre-art.com/

it has been a big inspiration for years, he is a talented talented man.

kisses
georgette
bohocrush.com

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Much like Amazon.com’s user reviews and ratings, we’re looking to populate the user reviews section of this web site, to help users make better photographic purchases based on the advice and comments of fellow photographers.

If you’d like to write a brief review for any equipment you’ve used, we’d really appreciate it. All you have to do is visit PDNGearGuide.com, click on Buyer’s Guide and log on to leave a user review for any of the items listed in the Buyer’s Guide section. And please pass this message along!

Thanks!

Morgana says:

http://www.deviantart.com

Whilst this is a visual medium based site, I really enjoy reading people’s reactions to the photography/artwork etc as they are often so very different to mine. :)

Anonymous says:

Conscientious
http://www.jmcolberg.com/weblog/
Conscientious – Jörg Colberg’s weblog

http://photo-muse.blogspot.com/
“The Muse of photography is not one of Memory’s daughters, but Memory herself.” John Berger

http://www.beikey.net/mrs-deane/
Mrs. Deane
nothing is too amazing to be true

looks like other people are fed up with photo blogs as well
http://alecsoth.com/blog/

70’s African Funk Vinyl Archeology
http://voodoofunk.blogspot.com/

have fun
markus

Niklas W says:

You don’t seem to be the person running out of ideas but I personally got very inspired by ”The Idea Book” found at http://www.theideabook.org/ to bad their blog is in swedish only at http://www.interesting.org/

Gordon says:

Maybe a new one to watch
http://thecruelvisualworld.blogspot.com

Adding to the list of anonymous bloggers, this is a creative director in NY.

I used to be an avid reader of this blog called lies.com:

http://lies.com

It gives very in depth insights into some of the political issues going ’round. Sometimes a wee bit complicated (especially for a non-native English speaking European like myself) but it can really tie your head in knots on occasion (but good knots).

It may drain some creative juices but as voters this is what me must endure on occasion. Also the writer of the blog is clearly a liberal so you may need to balance out the articles with other sources of information (democracy 2.0!)

CS says:

I recommend you this page:

http://mashable.com/2007/07/23/online-media/

Hundret of ressources for photographers, videbloggers and so on.. think it gonna satisfy you for a while.. ;-)

Emil says:

Check out:
A Brief Message – short design manifestos
6 Sentences – short stories.
Arts and Letters Daily – links to interesting reads around the net about culture, etc.
365 Portraits – a picture a day project.

Anonymous says:

Photography related:
What the Duck comic
PopPhoto Flash
DIYPhotography.net

Other stuff:
demonbaby — music, culture, all kinds of stuff. Updated sporaticaly.
The Bargainist — umm, bargains.
Woot — one great deal a day
Bad Astronomy — Good science, skepticism, etc.
Cectic — web comic
Damn Interesting — an interesting article every few days having to do with just about anything
XKCD — another web comic

Henry says:

I don’t have a new blog to give you…I just wanted you to check out some of my pics at my blog:

http://www.xanga.com/henrwhy

I do enjoy reading a lot of the tech blogs though:

Gizmodo
http://www.gizmodo.com

Engadget
http://www.engadget.com

Boy Genius Report
http://www.boygeniusreport.com

Or for all your Apple news:
http://www.tuaw.com

And here’s a good website:
http://www.henrwhy.com (lame plug)

(I just wanted you to check out my pics.)

Finn McKenty says:

http://bigpicture.typepad.com/
Macro perspectives on the Capital Markets, Economy, and Geopolitics

http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/
greg mankiw’s blog- from one of the foremost economists in the world and author of the most popular econ textbooks in the US

Cody H. says:

Hey Chase!
Cody from Team Jarvis here. I cant believe the awesome responses from this post! I thought I would drop a few of my faves from the video world. Hope your having a blast in Chile!

http://www.hdforindies.com

http://www.multimediaevangelist.com

and my very favorite

http://www.tuaw.com

Holding down the fort,

Cody

Brad says:

I read your site! Read mine:

http://lenscapremoved.wordpress.com

I’m a college photographer and I’m writing about what I’m learning and trying to help my peers along the way with things I have already learned.

I’m always open to suggestions.

Ab Shantz says:

the magnum blog is great, plus they just sent out this list of other great photo blogs…check it

http://blog.magnumphotos.com/2007/10/its_a_blog_blog_world.html

The TED blog – check out the latest TED talks – always interesting stuff:
http://blog.ted.com/

Presentation ZEN:
http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/

And of course my own blog:
http://neurotopian.blogspot.com/
Neuroscience and Photography go well together – don’t they? ;-)

Juan says:

I know I am a little biased here since I created it, but I get my daily fix of Photo related blogs at the MetaBlog site I built:

http://aphlog.com/

Enjoy!

-J

eck says:

notcot.org is my all around fav. mine is echardwheeler.com….weddings and random stuff…and my family…etc.

and, much thanks for your blog. love it!

eck

Ed Z says:

Well, of course I have to mention my own blog (Hey, I like reading it!)

http://www.f1point0.com

But so not as to sound like a *total* shill, some others that I really like are:-)
Strobist:
http://strobist.blogspot.com/

The Online Photographer:
http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/

Behind the Lens:
http://georgebarr.blogspot.com/

http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/

Simple views–with a different image each day–of life in Toronto. Sometimes boring, often inspiring.

Nic Johnson says:

For discovering new music there’s nothing like http://Last.fm. Signup and have it track your listening habits. Then it can make really great recommendations to you. I discover new stuff all the time.

Will Foster says:

I suppose I could leave you with a link to my photography blog. It is a work in progress, but right now my viewers are just a few of my friends, and they only see it because it is imported to my Facebook!

Willarg – Will Foster’s Photography Blog

This is the first time that I have really tried showing my blog to someone who is successful! I hope you enjoy it!

~ Will Foster

Kolonay says:

I’ve got a blog that can help solve both the blog problem AND the iPod problem!

Stereogum is a blog of musical merit that is rendered with the same sharp wit used by the kids at Engadget and Gizmodo.

Laura says:

Do you read A Photo Editor? (http://aphotoeditor.com/) If not, check it out. It’s intriguing, if only because I’m constantly trying to figure out who this mystery photo editor is.

BAGnewsNotes is also an interesting read–lots of intriguing pix (http://bagnewsnotes.typepad.com/bagnews/)

Martin Andreasen has some good work on his blog.

Brooks Blog has a lot of good portrait setups – although he could definitely stand to post more often.

Andy Bell is a master of color and composition.

In the design side of things-

Sleevage showcases the best new album artwork, often with interviews with the designers.

Perou’s Secret Diary is a combination of narrative nuggets and stunningly illuminated photographs.

Gordon says:

Wil Wheaton’s blog
He’s a witty writer, geek, actor, parent, poker player and of course ex-Star Trek most hated character.

His blog is typically fun and funny, with a touch of touching.

http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/

Andrew Hetherington’s blog is also worth a read. Has that European lack of pretense that’s always refreshing
http://www.whatsthejackanory.com/

Black Star Rising also usually has some interesting takes
http://rising.blackstar.com/

Jan Klier says:

These two blogs share a lot of insight that can both inspire and educate:

http://alittlenews.wordpress.com/
http://www.assignmentconstruct.com/index.php

Doug says:

Instead of just giving you the ones I read regularly (Flashflavor, Strobist, Photoshop Insider), take a look at http://www.cornershots.com. Jimmy Yoo has created some amazing (mostly night) imagery of NYC, mostly in HDR.

Ben Kiel says:

Two design image blogs of note (someone already posted monoscope):
referencelibrary.blogspot.com
acejet170.typepad.com/

For music the podcast of Sound Opinions is very good:
http://www.soundopinions.org

Houser says:

Thanks Chase. My daily grind just got a bit longer thanks to everyone’s linkage. ;)

ForgetFoo
My friend in DC runs a fun blog of the variety kind. Little mash-up of a lot of things.
http://www.forgetfoo.com

Julien Roumagnac
This photoblogger is out of Toronto, I think, and I’m always inspired by his work.
http://www.j-roumagnac.net/

a fuck a day
While this site is nsfw, I am a fan of fine art nudes (as opposed to just raunchy nekkid chicks).
http://afuckaday.blogspot.com

Check out my favorite blog and podcast (except from this one ;-)
http://www.mulita.com/blog/
It’s George Jardine, one of the developers of Adobe Lightroom, he has an podcast called adobe lightroom and a blog where he talks to different photographers about the art of ´taking a good picture, Althougth it’s not always about my kind of photography it always keeps me stuck to the computer or ipod listening to good intelligent discussions.

Hope you will like it

Cheers
Mads Alexander

Chase Jarvis says:

Damn, everybody! This is so hot. I just had about 20 tabs open in my browser bouncing back and forth btwn some great new stuff.

I’m feeling inspired, and I can’t thank you enough. More when I have a few minutes.

o_editor says:

“Now Roll it up and Smoke it Again”
http://ruicorreiaphoto.wordpress.com/

=)

Anonymous says:

HI Chase

check this out

http://www.trendspotting.com

Good for ideas always i think and a good network that is global .

Brett

drmauro says:

Ok, just watch at my photostream in flickr!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/drmauro

Anonymous says:

thinsite.net and wastedphotos.com .. two really funny guys with equally good photo blogs.

If I was to choose only one blog to recommend as a must it would have to be
http://freealbums.blogsome.com/

Free albums. Great music. Unsigned bands and some famous artists. Free: my favourite price.

steve@photoportunity.com

I often listen to BBC’s From our own correspondent. It keeps me updated of how this world works. BBC have many other great podcasts. Here’s the directory.

Michael Ryan says:

Well yours obviously, Various RSS feeds (Now in Mac Mail), Digg (not a blog but great for info) Macbytes., BBC. Nikonians.Org. etc

I generally subscribe to more podcasts than Blogs… I find that I can catch up faster & multi task with podcasts more than blogs. In the main I prefer tech, photography , Mac and Interview type podcasts, how to do i guess and some for inspiration, (yep yours).

ATB

Michael

For an endless supply of tidbits from across the Interweb, check out Coudal Partners’ Fresh Signals:
http://www.coudal.com/

For tech and design commentary, plus miscellaneous geekery:
http://daringfireball.net/

For your essential daily dose of pixelated robot comics:
http://www.dieselsweeties.com/

Not sure if Brenton was referring to “the F Stop Magazine” or “F Stop the magazine” – either way

http://www.thefstopmag.com

http://www.yewknee.com/blog/ – great blog about music, design, and culture by a guy I only know by name through a friend of a friend. Has a monthly Music mix you can download – current one is still Halloween mix “Et Tu, Morte?” (look under the search box on the right).

He started a great contest, check out the “about” section – http://www.moustachemay.com/

And this one for when I’m totally stressed and need a laugh –
http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/

I don’t remember where I found this one, and I don’t even really know what to say except that I never knew analyzing and dissecting the cultural context of an image could be so funny -
http://www.hotchickswithdouchebags.com/

And thank you for your blog! It’s refreshing and inspiring to read.

meester smeeth says:

Favourite photoblogs for me include http://www.chromasia.com (obviously…) and http://www.myglasseye.net, while in terms of actual regular bloggage I love http://www.daringfireball.net, which to be honest is mostly a collection of Mac-related stuff as well as some of his own opinion, which I enjoy.

Kevin Knight says:

Blogs I read all the time:
I don’t read a lot of blogs that people her haven’t already posted, but I listen to a lot of podcast while I work.

http//www.KeithandTheGirl.com – I have been listening for a few years now. Prob. the funniest podcast out there

http://www.crankcast.net – The Podcast about nothing.. and comic books

http://www.quickstopentertainment.com/?p=5536 – Smodcast – Kevin Smith has a podcast.. Kevin Smith tells stories about life in Jersey and tales of the past..

Like everyone, I have a blog too.. http://www.TheSHutterClick.com

Geoff Wilson says:

http://www.monoscope.com/ – useful for random visual ideas.

Jürgen says:

Here is a short selection of my favorites:
David Pogue’s posts are always fun to read and presenting technology can be a form of entertainment as well:
http://www.davidpogue.com/davidpogue_rss.xml

These are some Photography blogs, I like. Tips from the top floor is mostly on the technical side on things, but fun as it is done by a fellow German in English.
http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/wp-rss2.php

I just like looking at pictures by Jasmine Star. Simply nice pictures, nothing too overdone.
http://jasminestarblog.com/rss/

When I discovered Mike Colon’s webpage, I got really inspired by what is possible by just using a camera and a good lens.
http://www.mikecolon.net/blog/sitefeed/atom.xml

Brian Auer says:

Hi Chase, I know how you feel — I get into the same ruts with my reading material. There are a few, however, that I’m alway excited to read on a daily basis.

digital Photography School
JMG-Galleries
Kwerfeldein

If the feeds are letting me down, sometimes I’ll head to photographyVoter and skim through the popular articles.

And of course, don’t forget to check out the Epic Edits Weblog. Yeah it’s mine, but I still think it rocks.

Anonymous says:

ahh i should add that pretty girl shooter is NSFW

Anonymous says:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31454864@N00/favorites/ rss feed to strobist favourites

http://jamiestoker.wordpress.com/ cool photos from a young fellow in england

http://briangarson.com/index.php cool skateboarding photos from a canadian

http://prettygirlshooter.blogspot.com/ glamour photography from a photographer who mainly shoots adult video actresses

Brenton C says:

A couple in my RSS reader that are on the design side of things:

http://infosthetics.com/ – Highlights various infographics found on the internet and in print. Points to some really cool data visualisations.

http://www.37signals.com/svn/ – Signal vs Noise over at 37 Signals. Some nice conversations about design and usability. Occasional photography post.

DIY:

LifeHacker – hopefully you’re already got that one.

http://www.hackaday.com/ – Random gadgets = awesome.

http://www.makezine.com/blog/ – Will clog up your RSS reader really quickly if you’re not careful, but they have some really great stuff.

And then a bunch of photography ones that you will already have:
Strobist, A Photo Editor, Photojojo, FSTOP Magazine, Behind the Camera (http://www.behindthecamera.info/) and a bunch more.

If I get bored I normally head to reddit or digg, or the Strobist group on Flickr.

Jeff O'Hara says:

http://music.tumblr.com

It’s a music tumble blog that has free high quality songs with links itunes links if you like the artist and want to buy more. It is bare bones, no comments, just free music.

Enjoy.

Disclaimer, I do not run the site but I know who does, his main blog is at http://ericrice.com

dallasarun says:

You should read Neatorama:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Neatorama

It’s just a blog about random stuff around the world. I hope you enjoy it!

P.S. I saw you at NYC at the PhotoShelter event. It was really inspiring.

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