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10 of the Best Photoblogs – an opinion

This is a fascinating article from The BJP giving a view as to the best photoblogs, author, Jörg Colberg, acknowledges that there are many different forms of photoblogs. Some are big on equipment, some are just the musings of photographers who have an idea that seo (search engine optimisation) requires them to blather on about the most recent wedding they shot, and some are full of tutorials.

Here at OSofP we try to bring a aggregation of the interesting things we find from all areas of photoblogging on the web. It is an extention of the time when as a darkroom hire centre, some 20 years ago now, photographers would sit around drinking coffee, waiting for films to dry and talk about interesting things they had seen and heard. Anyone who ever spent time at The Photographers Workshop in St Mary’s Road, Oxford will know exactly what I mean when I mention one name, Paddy Summerfield.

So this is what Jörg Colberg has to say Photography blogging is a relatively new phenomenon with a history of about 10 years. But it is old enough to have already spawned debates about whether blogging is dead and, although those kinds of conversations – which are usually reserved for jazz or photojournalism – can be quite tedious, in the case of blogging, they have a point. What we think of as “the photoblog” has undergone some changes over the course of these past 10 years. I should clarify that I am talking about contemporary photography from a fine-art point of view. There are also numerous blogs about camera equipment, but I want to focus on what I know best.”  Photoblogs came of age in 2006, when bloggers started looking at other people’s images as well as their own. Joerg Colberg, the man behind the influential Conscientious blog, profiles 10 of his top recommendations..…more

This one won the Life Magazine 2011 Photo Blog Award and very nice it is too

OSP 2010 in review

This is the report on this blog from the hosts WordPress. We have only been posting since late October and hope that we have supplied you with interesting articles, tutorials and photographic galleries. If there are areas you would like more of let us know. Here’s to 2011 and a happy new year to you all.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 119 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 162 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 29mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 21st with 102 views. The most popular post that day was Light Painting.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were networkedblogs.com, facebook.com, mail.live.com, photographersworkshop.co.uk, and twitter.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for light painting, lightpainting, painting with light, liu bolin, and invisible artist.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Light Painting December 2010


Snow Photography Tutorials November 2010


Oxford School of Photography new courses for January December 2010


About October 2010


Mike Green Exhibition Oxford November 2010