Cool Photo Blogs

March 24, 2010
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Beautiful images found from the blogs on Cool Photo Blogs. Photo taken by chromasia.com/iblog/

Today’s site is called Cool Photo Blogs. I found this site a long time ago and I have to say it is an amazing site that showcases blogs from around the world.

I like to go there weekly and find new photo blogs. These sites showcase photographers work. They aren’t necessarily instructional or helpful in anyway. They are however gallery sites. They are true photo blogs. It is inspiring to see so much good photography from around the globe. Of course, there are great amounts of poor photography as well. But that is expected on  a site like this.

The premise of this site is to showcase photo blogs, but it is also a site that allows viewers to vote on the sites that they like and then in turn the site awards the winners. It is really a great place to find photographers that in my opinion I would never find otherwise.

If you have a photo blog, I would suggest checking it out and even submitting it to this site.


The Cool Hunter

March 23, 2010

Today’s site is an amazing blog that is the epitome of cool. I could try to sit here and explain what “The Cool Hunter” is all about, but I’ll leave that up to them. Right from the site, here is a description of what they are all about:

Led by founder Bill Tikos, The Cool Hunter celebrates creativity in all of its modern manifestations. Since its inception in 2004 The Cool Hunter has become the world’s most-read culture and design site,  a leading authority on all things creative and a truly global hub for what’s cool, thoughtful, innovative and original. We value global relevance, not trends, channeling our discoveries to our worldwide audience.

The Cool Hunter is a natural fit for its readers – creative influencers who stay in the know and ahead of the curve. Global in outlook, culturally discerning, The Cool Hunter readers are connected, creatively aware, confident, stylish and sociable. They value architecture, design, style, music, fashion and entertainment. They work, play and travel internationally and bring with them distinguished tastes and a demanding appetite for quality information.

The Cool Hunter is not a trend-spotter, trend-watcher or trend predictor. We select and celebrate what is beautiful and enduring from all that is sought-after in architecture, design, gadgets, lifestyle, urban living, fashion, travel and pop culture. We remain relevant by staying ahead of and outside of trends and fads — the fickle shifts in taste and style. The Cool Hunter digs deeper, finding tomorrow’s icons and classic phenomena. We are a prized reference point of choice for a global creative community.

I love it. They are what we want to showcase on our blog. I think photographers who seek to be relevant and contemporary need to dedicate time to this blog on an ongoing basis. I find it a source of creative inspiration and realize that it is possible to be the one who will do something that others will strive to achieve: to have creative success that would be a goal in someone else’s eyes.

It is indeed a site worth being part of your weekly creative routine. A great source of brain stimulation here.


Don’t Let Your Genius Go Unnoticed!

March 21, 2010

Today’s post is a tremendously helpful and inspirational video about self promotion and creativity.

Contrary to popular belief, talent does not always get noticed. Behance’s Scott Belsky breaks down the necessity of self-marketing for creatives. This video explains how and why genius talent can certainly go unnoticed if it isn’t put in the right context and it isn’t talked about to people that matter, your clients, customers and those who could spread the word about you.

If  you are in the photography business or want to be, you have to check this video out. I hope it inspires you like it did me.