124 “Best Photos of 2009” Blog Posts

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As is tradition at the conclusion of every year I review my year in photos and select my best photos and evaluate those that were near misses. How and why I do this was detailed in a DPS blog post I wrote roughly 1 year ago titled 10 Ways to Top Your Best 2008 Photographs.  Continuing the tradition of this on my blog I invited my readers to share their Best Photos of 2009 in a blog project I regularly run. This year was amazing with 124 people taking part sharing not only what caught their eye in 2009, but what they felt reflected their very best work.

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Editing is one of the toughest things a photographer can undertake and is often the hardest skill to learn. Before you get too far into 2010 be sure you take a moment to take stock of 2009, find your very best and share it with the world. Below are the 124 photographer who took part in my blog project. Enjoy perusing these photographers work and if you have a best of blog post or Flickr set add a link in the comments below for everyone to enjoy.

Best of 2009 Photos
content courtesy of JMG-Galleries

  1. Best Photos of 2009 – Jim M. Goldstein | JMG-Galleries
  2. Best of 2009 Photo Set – Heikki Salmi
  3. Top 10 2009 – Chris Moore | Exploring Light Photography
  4. Best of 2009 – Wat Chedi Luang | FocusPocus
  5. Best of 2009 – Dave Wilson | News and Views
  6. Five For Friday – Favorites of 2009 Craig Ferguson Images | Cultural Photography
  7. Best Photos of 2009 – David Cleland | Flixelpix
  8. Best Photos 2009 – Chuq Von Rospach | chuqui 3.0
  9. 2009 Favorites – G Dan Mitchell | G Dan Mitchell Photography
  10. Best of 2009 – Roberta Murray | Uncommon Depth
  11. My Year in Pictures Jon McCormack Photography
  12. Top 10 Photos of 2009 – Steven Bourelle | SierraVisions
  13. 2009: Year in Review – Stephen Zacharias
  14. 2009 – A Photographic Year in Review – David Taylor | Sixtyone North
  15. Best Photos of 2009 Tony Rath Photography
  16. Top 10 of 2009 Steve Cole Photography Blog
  17. my top ten shots of 2009 Tom Varden
  18. Best of 2009 – Mario Batalla
  19. My Top 10 Photos from 2009 Justin Korn [dot] com
  20. Best of 2009 – Inge Fernau | Magical Glow Photography
  21. My Favorite Photos From 2009 – Brian Auer | Epic Edits
  22. Best Photos From 2009 Janis Janums Photography
  23. Best of 2009 – Tim Parkin | Still Developing
  24. 2009 Retrospective – Jan Klier | AllKlier Photography
  25. Best of 2009 – Jenni Brehm | Changing Perspectives
  26. 2009 in Pictures – Hitesh Sawlani | A Visual Treat
  27. Year 2009 in pictures – Minna Kinnunen | The Quiet Picture
  28. 2009 in front of my Lens Marcin Retecki Photography
  29. Best of 2009 – Peter Carr | Vanilla Days
  30. Best of 2009 – Dave Reichert
  31. My top favourites from 2009 – Ricky Law
  32. Best of 2009 – Joshua Beckman |PhotoVandal
  33. 2009 Top Ten – Jessica Sweeney | Quotidian Photography
  34. My favourite shots in 2009 – Catalin Marin | Momentary Awe
  35. Best Photos of 2009 – Suzy Walker | Reef Beasties
  36. My Best of 2009! – Michelle Johnson | My Two Seasons
  37. The Best of 2009 Photographic Phantasy: Photography by Samantha Genier
  38. Best of Photos Part I-IV Chuck Goolsbee
  39. Statue of Liberty 2009 – Scott Dunn
  40. My Favorite Photos of 2009 – Ed Rosack | Central Florida Photo Ops
  41. Best Photos from 2009 Jim Wheeler
  42. Year in Review 2009 – Laurie Ballesteros | Photine
  43. Favorites of the Year – Ken Trout | Lunch is Optional
  44. Year 2009 in Korwel photography – Iza Korwel | Korwel Photography
  45. Best of 2009 Uschi Gerschner Photography
  46. Top Five Images from 2009 and Keeping It New Mike Cavaroc
  47. Wrapping up 2009 Ivan Makarov Photography
  48. Favourite Nine from 2009 – Todd Metcalfe | Daily Grind Photography
  49. Favorite Images of 2009! – Allison Pluda | Seneca Creek Photography
  50. Best photos of 2009: Non Portrait Pictures – Julie Provost | Julie Loves Photography
  51. 2009 in 12 beelden – Jeroen Mentens | FaunaFlora.org
  52. Reflections on images of 2009 – Mark Graf | Graf Nature & Wildlife Photography
  53. An End of Year Retrospective for 2009 – Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston | Journey of Light Photography
  54. Top Ten Photos Of 2009 – Jed Link | Mr. & Mrs. Link
  55. YEAR IN REVIEW – TOP 5’S OF 2009 – Matt Graham
  56. Ten Best for 2009 – Dan Baumbach
  57. Top 10 Photographs For 2009 Seung Kye Lee – fine art landscape photography
  58. My 10 Favorite photos of 2009 – Alex Budak | Unpopped Collar
  59. Best Photos of 2009 Dave Hammaker Photography
  60. My Best Photos of 2009 – D. Travis North | Shutter Photo
  61. Favourite Pictures of 2009 – Janne Moren | Janne in Osaka
  62. My Best Photos of 2009 – Michael Spivak | Developing The Fixer
  63. 2009 Favourite – Marc Hodges | sevennine
  64. NZ Opera: Macbeth behind the scenes Alexia Sinclair
  65. The Best of ’09 – Porter Watkins
  66. Respect Paul (Slimeface) Tarin
  67. Best Images for 2009 – Giovanni Russello | GRGalleries
  68. Happy 2010 / Best of 2009 William Neill Photography
  69. Top 10 Photos of 2009 Digital Kloc Photography
  70. Best Photos of 2009 Dave Schumaker
  71. Best of 2009 – G. Kaltenbrun | gZphotoGraphs
  72. Favourite landscape photographs from 2009 – Jonathan Martin-DeMoor | Silvicola borealis Images
  73. Top 5 of 2009 – Jim Maher | Jim Maher Photoworks
  74. Favourites 2009 Chris Gin
  75. Best Photographs of 2009: Globetrotting – Justin Shifrin | J. Stuart Studios
  76. Best 10 of 2009 – Duffy Knox | The View Through My Glass
  77. Best of 2009 – Rian Castillo | Digitized Chaos
  78. Best of 2009 Rick Goldwasser
  79. Best of 2009 – Jeremy Brooks
  80. My best from 2009 Massimo Belloni
  81. Favorites of 2009 Pat Ulrich Photography
  82. Best Photos of 2009 – Nick Fuller | JadeGreenImage
  83. Best of 2009 – Stig Nygaard | Rockland
  84. My Fave 5 from 2009 – Greg Russell Russell
  85. Best Images of 2009 Peter Cox Photography
  86. My Favourite Photos of 2009 – Daniel Loshak
  87. Favorite photo – Lacey Smith | Lace’s Photography
  88. 2009 Year in Pictures – Lane Hartwell | The Post and Review
  89. Ten More from 2009 – Ann Torrence
  90. Best of 2009 Ken Snyder
  91. Best of 2009 – Simon Ponder | Simon Says
  92. TOP Photos of 2009 – Gary Crabbe | Enlightened Images
  93. 2009 Top 10 – Steven Scherbinski | Randomness
  94. Looking back, looking forward – Kevin Ebi | Living Wilderness Nature Photography
  95. Best of 2009 – Todd Heckert | Great Lakes Exposure
  96. MY BEST PHOTOS of 2009 Sean Willis Photography
  97. Best Photos of 2009 – Andre Maltais | Maltphoto
  98. Top 9 of 2009! – Jenna Stirling
  99. 2009 in review, the photo version – Sam Bloomberg-Rissman Photography
  100. Favorite Photos from 2009 – Ron Niebrugge | Niebrugge Images
  101. Niner for Zero Niner before Zero Niner of Zero Ten Jay Goodrich Photography
  102. Best of 2009 – Prajit Ravindran
  103. Photos of 2009 + Flickr Set– Carl Donohue | Skolai Images
  104. Top 12, 2009 – John Fujimagari
  105. Top 10 Photos of 2009 – Mike Criss
  106. 2009 IN REVIEW – Kriz Cpec | kRiZ cPEc Photo Blog
  107. My Favorite Photos of 2009 – Greg Lato | latoga photography
  108. Best of 2009 – Andree Oulmann | On Linden Way
  109. 10 Favorite Pictures of 2009 – Chris Williams | Hidden Light Photography
  110. Your Best Photos From 2009 – Gurbir Singh Brar | Fotovala
  111. Landscape Photography My Best of 2009 – Steve Sieren
  112. Best of 2009 – Torsten Curdt
  113. Best of 2009 – Stefan Neuweger | addicted2pixels
  114. Image Picks from 2009 Neil Corman Photography
  115. Jahresrückblick (fotografisch) – Steffen Goethling | Lens-Flare.de
  116. Best Photos of 2009 – Mike Reys |pl?dys
  117. My Best Photos from 2009 – Terri Jacobson | Greyhound Gardens
  118. My best photos of 2009 – Bryan Villarin | All Narfed Up
  119. Best of 2009 – Heidi Donat
  120. Best of 2009 – Pedja Pavlicic
  121. Best of 2009 – Matthew Sallee | IAmMatt
  122. Best of 2009 – Go2Grl
  123. 10 Top Photos of 2009 Gavriel Jecan Photography
  124. My Top 10 Photos for 2009 – Neil Creek Photography

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Jim Goldstein

is a San Francisco based professional photographer. An author as well as a photographer Jim has been published in numerous publications including Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, Popular Photography and has self-published a PDF eBook Photographing the 4th Dimension – Time covering numerous slow shutter techniques. His latest work and writing can be found on his JMG-Galleries blog and on 500px

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  • MoonShaw January 23, 2010 04:04 am

    Enjoyed checking most of the links, it was inspiring to look at so many great pictures!
    My link: http://rainbowwhitelady.blogspot.com/2010/01/2009-favourites.html

  • Jason Collin Photography January 23, 2010 02:55 am

    My Favorite Five Photographs of 2009 Blog Post includes shots from Florida and Japan:

    http://jasoncollinphotography.com/blog/2010/1/20/favorite-five-photographs-from-2009.html

  • habkb January 21, 2010 07:08 pm

    Wow. An excellent list.

    This brings to mind a suggestion. How about highlighting visited links with a different color? Would make going through these a lot easier.

  • Andre LeFort January 19, 2010 12:58 pm

    Here's our top 10 list for 2009!

    http://www.lensaffair.com/2010/01/18/our-top-10-pictures-of-2009/

  • Thorsten January 19, 2010 08:11 am

    Wow, what an amazing post to spend a lot of time. Brilliant thx for it.

  • Jeff Closs January 17, 2010 11:16 am

    To add to the gigantic list of 2009 awesomeness is my own humble "best of" post. http://jclossphoto.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/best-of-2009/ is my choices for my best from 2009, and something to compare to when the end of 2010 comes along.

  • Jeremy January 17, 2010 02:45 am

    Awesome collection! Thanks.

  • Emon Hassan January 16, 2010 12:05 pm

    I'd like to, if no one minds, invite you to check out my 'Best of 2009 New York Parades' photos

    http://www.emonhassanphotography.com/new-york/favorite-2009-parade-photos/

    Thanks!

  • Mark January 15, 2010 08:57 pm

    Here are my top 10... it's actually quite difficult filtering down to just 10 shots.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/marklandon/sets/72157623089479621/

  • Chelsea (CLR Photography) January 15, 2010 02:48 pm

    wow. there is some amazing photographs out there. everyone did a great job caputring whats important in each photo. i love all the photos. one day i will take that great of pictures, im working my way up the ladder. lol. great job everyone. if you have a myspace then plz add me www.myspace.com/clrphoto.

  • Elinor January 15, 2010 11:09 am

    My best of 2009, still looking through so it might change.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34247926@N03/sets/72157623087079805/detail/

  • Nacho_Momma January 15, 2010 07:18 am

    My best 10 - I believe.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nacho_momma/sets/72157623210812926/

  • Stephen Zacharias January 15, 2010 06:08 am

    I am one of those listed above and was glad I did so. Its been an interesting experience and has sure lead to increased traffic and exposure. I have to say I am not the best at networking but if any of you are looking to get noticed it certainly seems like the way to go.

    Thanks again Jim for the opportunity.

  • Tamara Kenyon January 15, 2010 05:26 am

    Thanks for sharing. These are always so fun to review. Here's my top photos of 2009: http://tkfotoblog.com/2010/01/03/2009-oh-how-i-will-miss-you-boise-idaho-photographer/

  • Rob January 15, 2010 05:15 am

    my 2009

    still have a few to process and maybe add later

    nice post btw

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rahsoft/sets/72157623210091088/

  • Jessica Frey January 15, 2010 04:35 am

    wow...such inspiring work! I have 2 posts for my 2009 best of that includes weddings, portraits, and my personal work:
    http://jessicafreyphotography.blogspot.com/2010/01/2009-favorite-photos-memories-part-1.html
    AND
    http://jessicafreyphotography.blogspot.com/2010/01/2009-favorite-photos-memories-part-2.html

  • chris59 January 15, 2010 03:55 am

    great post. inspiring see awsome photos makes me want to take awsome photos plus i now want to make my own best of 09. thanks

  • François Angers January 15, 2010 01:30 am

    A great list. Lots of good finds.

    And here are mine: http://www.francoisangers.com/blog/?p=503

  • bee January 14, 2010 11:43 pm

    I bookmarked this post for the weekend - I think it will take some time to watch all those wonderful photos.

    May I show my best photos, too?
    http://birgitengelhardt.de/blog/2009/12/das-war-mein-jahr-2009/

    If you like them, I'd be glad if you leave a "hello" - English comments are very ok :)

  • Nick Fuller January 14, 2010 08:32 pm

    @daniel f

    No don't let that stop you, remember the camera doesn't "see" the photograph, you do!

    By taking photos, you learn what you can do better - it's the only way. Click Away!

  • corina January 14, 2010 02:30 pm

    I feel this is my best post of '09
    http://bc-murray.blogspot.com/2009/10/picasa-parade.html

    Feel free to leave me comments on any of my posts....

    I'm looking forward to reading thru the sites posted on this list ! Thanks!

  • JonZenor January 14, 2010 02:06 pm

    @Jim Goldstein - Thanks! :D

  • Jim Goldstein January 14, 2010 09:46 am

    @JonZenor Jonathan thanks for adding the link. I can see from your year end photo choices you have a solid appreciation for the outdoors. Great stuff. Keep exploring and have fun in 2010. I'm looking forward to see your equivalent post next year.

  • Daniel F January 14, 2010 09:46 am

    It's these sort of posts that make me want to really learn this stuff. They are inspiring. I've had my DSLR for 2 weeks & I can hardly put it down! I don't know how to really use it yet, but I'll be damned if that stops me!

  • G Dan Mitchell January 14, 2010 09:25 am

    Jim, thanks both for including my "Favorites" page in your list and for your good work on assembling this exhaustive list... and for encouraging photographers to revisit and take stock of their work from the past year.

    Dan

  • JonZenor January 14, 2010 08:28 am

    I have my own Best of 2009 blog, although I think the ones you posted are much cooler. :D

  • TheKingInYellow January 14, 2010 07:26 am

    Oh my, this is going to take a while.

  • Inguan January 14, 2010 07:20 am

    gz all (:

  • Vi @ Travel Pictures January 14, 2010 07:20 am

    wow, it probably will take full year to check all photos in sites you listed till you release “Best Photos of 2010? :)

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