Want to start your own photo blog? Here's how

Photo blog
Natural workflow - Blogging is an important part of putting your style out there for the world to see but needn’t be a chore. With planning, it can be seamlessly integrated into your photography schedule (Image credit: Wenbin photo/Getty Images)

A blog now seems like a standard feature of most creatives’ websites. However, back in around 2010, a blog page was seen as essential if you wanted to portray yourself as a successful photographer. In the pre-Instagram world, come rain or shine, tapping out a few hundred words after every shoot became a staple of the content creator’s day. 

Writing isn’t everybody’s favorite task, however, and for many visual artists, it soon became a chore. On top of this, many photographers began writing a blog without any real direction or purpose, choosing to do it simply because everyone else was doing one. Running a blog is no easy feat, so it is important that if you do choose to set one up it represents a profitable use of your time. 

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Peter Fenech

As the Editor for  Digital Photographer magazine, Peter is a specialist in camera tutorials and creative projects to help you get the most out of your camera, lens, tripod, filters, gimbal, lighting and other imaging equipment.


After cutting his teeth working in retail for camera specialists like Jessops, he has spent 11 years as a photography journalist and freelance writer – and he is a Getty Images-registered photographer, to boot.


No matter what you want to shoot, Peter can help you sharpen your skills and elevate your ability, whether it’s taking portraits, capturing landscapes, shooting architecture, creating macro and still life, photographing action… he can help you learn and improve.