web resources

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

It’s the brainchild of photographer Zach Arias and his wife meghanarias. They’re building it into a premier photography resource with tutorials, critiques and more.

This article by Ann Almasy is a great example of the quality of content you’ll find there.

Our Age is 13

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:

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

Useful: Martin Parr’s selection of 2013 photobooks

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:

Time Magazine (US/World)

Their photography feature is called Lightbox

The National (Abu Dhabi)

Under the impetus of The National’s photoeditor, a remarkable work using photography and photojournalism to illustrate the world. This is their blog.

Some fun

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: