8 Daily Photo Blogs That Provide Inspiration

8 Daily Photo Blogs That Provide Inspiration

For me, inspiration is a big part of photography.  On days when I know what I want to shoot and wake up feeling really into it, it’s easy to grab the camera and go.  But we all have those days when either life distracts us away from the camera or we just don’t feel creative enough to take a few pictures.  While everyone needs down days from any activity, if you’re in need of some inspiration to snap you out of a non-photo funk, here are some great websites with RSS/Email feeds to daily photo inspiration.

Ron Dubin Photography

The Back Ron’s feed contains photos from around the world.  Many shots are from Bolivia but also contain a variety of subjects, from horse races to glacial lakes to interesting takes on patterns and rhythms.  His feed also contains other posts from his site, including sale offers on his photography. Excellent travel photography blog.

Everything Everywhere

Petra Gary has been traveling the planet for over two years straight, and that says a lot for the content of his site.  His feed is a mix of daily photos from over 75 countries and travel posts.  His daily photos are always accompanied with full descriptions and he has a penchant for visiting World Heritage Sites, helping you discover and visit some amazing locations around the world from the convenience of your computer.

Enoxisureka Photo Blog

Enoxisureka What an eclectic mix!  When I initially stumbled on this photoblog it immediately consumed a half hour of my time in the blink of an eye.  A wide variety of subject matter and content, this dedicated photoblog concentrates on higher contrast, daily subject matter from a number of interesting angles.  A great blog to snap out of the daily grind.

New York Daily Photo

VerdantOasis700 As the name describes, this blog is centered on the Big Apple.  Brian Dubé writes full entries with each post and usually includes multiple photos from the happenings around New York City.  Full of life and color, his posts expose the daily life and extraordinary happenings around the city.

Frame Not Included

Frame Not Icluded Erik, Inge and Jørgen started this daily photo blog from Oslo, Norway.  While a number of the images are from Norway, the site boasts a wide variety of travel and daily life photography.  Having three photographers on one site lends itself to an ever changing take on the world around us.

Paris Daily Photo

CrackingArtGroupEric’s posts are full of life around romantic (and sometimes not so romantic) Paris.  He brings a slice of the city to his readers every day complete with full descriptions of the location and what life is really like in the City of Love.  He also welcomes requests for subject matter.

The Carey Adventures Photo Of The Day

windowslivewriterphotoofthedaytherebuiltmonasteryattengbo-8df7535657988-rxchn-m-3This would be my own daily photo blog.  Shots are taken from travels around the USA as well as Nepal, Ireland, Peru and other locations.  In the past I have featured guest photographers for a week and will do so again in the Fall.

San Francisco Daily Photo

SF Shot daily and posted the next day, Manuel keeps his photo blog active and original.  Originally from France, his content is centered on daily travels through San Francisco and presents the city in a very unique light.  Even long time natives of SF comment on how varied and undiscovered his subject matter can be.

And More!

There are far more daily photo blogs than this one post can handle.  There are also a number of other sources for daily photo inspiration:

  • Check out the Daily Photo Map which pinpoints many great daily photo blogs and posts from around the world.
  • The hastag #dailyphoto is used on Twitter to collect a variety of daily photos, many times not posted on subscribable blogs.  (you can subscribe to the feed of the Twitter search by clicking here, but it can often be overwhelming).
  • Google is always a good place to start looking and a simple search reveals a ton of resources.
  • There is also the Project 365 Group Pool over on Flickr.  This is a pool for people dedicated to taking one picture each day and posting the results.  It can be a mixed bag but is always inspiring.

No matter the source, finding a few good daily photography inspirations can help keep you behind the camera with a passion to make great images.

As this post can not contain all the great blogs, I’d like to hear from you if you know of a particularly useful daily photo blog that could benefit others.

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Peter West Carey leads photo tours and workshops in Nepal, Bhutan, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and beyond. He is also the creator of Photography Basics - A 43 Day Adventure & 40 Photography Experiments, web-based tutorials taking curious photographers on a fun ride through the basics of learning photography.

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  • susl January 21, 2013 02:52 pm

    I love to read http://amomentinsrilanka.blogspot.com and thier studio blog http://suvistudio.blogspot.com. They give beautiful images of lesser known places in Sri Lanka. I find their images very refreshing...

  • jennifer jones December 6, 2012 04:13 am

    Another SF daily photo blog: http://photoaday.stephandben.com/

  • Levicar October 8, 2011 08:35 am

    Ljubljana's everyday: http://ljubljanaphotoblog.blogspot.com/

  • Dominique Vangheel February 18, 2011 06:50 am

    I like this blog too. Thumps up.

  • Ben November 12, 2009 01:30 am

    I am a big fan of the Stuck in Customs blog. Look it up!

  • Janice June 17, 2009 03:59 am

    here's another blog to add to the list. less of the technicalities, more inspiration:


  • Pam Jones May 31, 2009 02:28 pm

    Everyone needs a little nudge when creativity is at a low ebb. Just think of all the possibilities for creative photography that are available. If only we could look at the world through the eyes of a child. The awe of seeing rain drops or dew drops on a rose or baby kittens cuddling nose to nose, or a newborn stretching his/her arms can be an inspiration for photographers or writers. The world is a kaleidoscope of colors and happenings. Limitations sometimes come from within, we all need inspiration and support.

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  • Catherine May 31, 2009 08:27 am

    Interesting, but why not link directly to the blog, rather than the feed pages, which are pretty drab...

  • Sam M May 30, 2009 04:27 am

    Thanks for posting these blogs! I am a Joe McNally fan as well and enjoy his sort of "day in the life" blog -- http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/ -- although not updated daily, it gives a real neat look into the life (good and bad) of a high-end pro shooter.

  • Marco_D May 29, 2009 07:15 pm

    See also http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/

  • Pigon May 29, 2009 05:40 pm

    Check out this great resource as well (it's a great source of inspiration and the images are exceptional):

    "Earth Shots is a Photo of the Day contest celebrating the beauty and diversity of our planet. Everyday we feature the best photograph submitted by our visitors."

  • zahid May 29, 2009 02:53 pm

    So is http://www.flickr.com/photos/zhj

  • Quality Jones May 29, 2009 11:28 am

    SouthFloridaDaily is a really great daily photoblog that has been going strong for almost 2 1/2 years. I highly recommend checking it out.

  • Bo May 29, 2009 10:37 am

    Been a fan of Ron Dubin's for a long time. Appreciate the other sites. Always fun to see something new. As a daily photo poster, I know it's not easy to maintain the dedication. Great to have some new inspiration!

  • Stevo May 29, 2009 10:19 am

    Great recommends. Thanks! Ron Dubin's site is amazing.

  • Alick May 29, 2009 08:51 am

    Good post. The luminous landscape is a great blog for anyone that wants to read more about theory and advanced technique, and also in depth product reviews. It centres for a good part on medium format photography, but its just generally great. Check out the essays and photography trips...


  • Kenneth Hyam May 29, 2009 07:49 am

    Very nice collection of blogs - real talent out there!

  • My Two Seasons May 29, 2009 06:06 am

    Thank you for the links! They look great! I've been looking for some good photo blogs lately!

  • Eleny May 29, 2009 02:40 am

    Here is a great photo blog.

  • Ian May 29, 2009 02:17 am

    http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/ is always worth a look

  • Peter May 29, 2009 02:15 am

    So many photographs...so little time...

    great post!

  • Dan Rode May 29, 2009 01:20 am

    If you have not visited http://1x.com, you are missing the best, most creative images on the web. Every image is amazing.

  • Brandon Oelling May 29, 2009 01:04 am

    We've been following Manuel's work for quite a while. We just LOVE the raw energy that exudes from his images.

  • Ilan May 29, 2009 12:22 am

    Thank you for the links!
    Great blogs! :)

  • Chris May 29, 2009 12:20 am

    It's new, but I have been enjoying www.howishotthis.com too... new photo every day with info on how the photographer took the pic. Seems very flickr dependent though.