Here are some resources available on the web. As for the rest of these lists, the focus is on building a photography culture rather than learning to take better pictures (although I’d argue that the culture ultimately helps you to take better pics …). The later is easy to find on the web (at varying degrees of quality). The former, not so much, so we’ve gathered it here for your convenience…
Less Noise, more Signal
This article by Ann Almasy is a great example of the quality of content you’ll find there.
This is an interesting new-is project by two young french photographers (yes, despite the title, the magazine is in french). A bunch of weekly features with some in-depth content.
The Iconic Picture
This website is a masterful compilation of intelligent information on most of the “must-see” pictures in the history of photography.
I’d just browse away on random, but here are some of the pages I like, for starters:
- a semi-tongue-in-cheek article on what’s what in photography.
- Derrière la gare Saint-Lazare by Henri Cartier-Bresson
- Three boys at lake Tanganiyka by Martin Munkacsi
- And this one on iPad tools which I’d love to see updated …
David duChemin’s “Study the Masters“
David has started a new series on his blog. Judging by the first one (Saul Leiter) it’s nothing groundbreaking in terms of biography but just a good way to get to know some of the people who made history.
Second one is up, it’s Ernst Haas.
The British Journal of Photography
An institution which can be found here
Photography in the news
The Guardian (London)
The guardian has a history of good photography and reporting on photography. Their iPad app is worth a look.
The general link to their photography is here.
Here are some individual articles on notable photography books:
- Best photography books of 2012
- Best photography books of 2013
- Best independent photography books of 2013
Time Magazine (US/World)
Their photography feature is called Lightbox
The National (Abu Dhabi)
Photography is an art. So some things come with the territory, like artsy- fartsy bizarrespeak. But it takes dedication and a single minded approach to the genre to write truly epic art BS – and if you’re here, you’re already probably dedicated with single minded purpose to actually, well, take pictures … So here is some help: