Designer News, but for photographers. What's out there?

9 years ago from , Creator of Luminoto Photos

Does anyone follow and photography websites? I'm an aspiring photographer and searching for sites to browse great images and join in on the discussion of trends. Basically a Designer News forum, but for photography.

And more specifically, cityscape or nature photography.


  • Jeff ShinJeff Shin, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I don't want to spoil any fun, but we've been working on solving this problem ourselves. Coming very soon.

    9 points
  • Paul @StammyPaul @Stammy, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I'd love to see a site that focused around photosets rather than individual shots like 500px, et cetera. I like seeing stories told via collections of photos and text. I've been trying to do that myself a bit but would love to see more of this kind of photography sharing:


    3 points
    • Brian DelaneyBrian Delaney, 9 years ago

      There's Exposure https://exposure.co/categories


      1 point
      • Paul @StammyPaul @Stammy, 9 years ago

        TBH, I'm not really a fan of the style of photography on exposure. Can't quite put my finger on it but it's very different than the kind of thing you'd find on 500px for example.

        0 points
        • Ryan Hicks, 9 years ago

          What style are you seeking? Your photosets IMO are very exposure-like shots. Love your site though been following it for awhile, and i love the way you layout the image areas. Certainly sublime.

          0 points
    • Jeff Horsch, 9 years ago

      Paul, that's a cool idea. I really like how the story layout is broken down in days.

      I was aware of 500px. They have a great site, yet I feel a lot of photographers are not active on it. They have a very broad range of subjects and don't seem to focus on one specific style of photography.

      I'm focusing my efforts on cityscape and landscape photography, so I was looking for discussions on that specific style of photography.

      0 points
  • Rory ReiffRory Reiff, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I'm actively working on Fleck (www.getfleck.com), an iOS app for inspiration by topics that we curate and select, like Street Art and Abstract Architecture. It's as if Pinterest only allowed content created on a phone, and you only followed topics, not people. We are working on a big 2.0 update coming out soon.

    2 points
  • Joseph FelicianoJoseph Feliciano, 9 years ago

    Just ordered a Canon EOS 100D and was looking around for some good sites or communities as well.

    0 points
  • Azeem AzeezAzeem Azeez, 9 years ago

    I've been working on a side project called PhotoToday that aims to do just that. http://phototoday.co/

    Removed the voting functionality for now while I'm building it, but in a week or two I'll be looking for contributors and hopefully should be able to launch it then.

    0 points
  • Flo GehringFlo Gehring, 9 years ago

    Regarding inspiration, both http://www.fromupnorth.com/ and http://abduzeedo.com regularly have very good photography posts or artist features.

    0 points
  • Ryan Hicks, 9 years ago

    Well if it's canon related POTN is pretty much the forum for everything canon - http://photography-on-the.net/forum/ - although that forum is filled with enormous egos and annoying individuals. Use with caution.


    The only way you'll learn anything is if you go out and shoot. I shoot professionally and have been for 10+ years - http://500px.com/rohicks - http://rohicks.com/work.html

    I haven't shot in the past couple years due to personal reasons and burn out. The only way to learn is to find some photographers online and recreate their shots. You just have to go out and shoot as much as you can. Refine your techniques and editing and keep shooting. Read a few articles here and there to get the basics down and just go out and shoot.


    I gave up my flickr account years ago after growing tired of the service, but there are still good people on there that use it. There are also discussion on the site that you can become apart of.

    0 points
    • Jeff Horsch, 9 years ago

      Thanks for the suggestions.

      I agree that getting out and shooting is important. Like most things in life, excelling at something takes an innate ability and a lot of practice.

      In the meantime, I have been developing an e-commerce photography website that I have been envisioning for a while. The goal is to sell my photos as well as my father's collection of Chicago images.

      I'm also trying to reach out to other cityscape/landscape photographers who might be interested in selling more photos online.


      So I am aspiring to acquire a better skill set in photography, and hoping to connect with other cityscape/landscape photographers.


      0 points
  • Brian DelaneyBrian Delaney, 9 years ago

    http://500px.com/ for inspiration

    http://www.reddit.com/r/photography for good discussion on edits, equipment, and industry news.

    0 points
    • Jeff Horsch, 9 years ago

      Thanks for the reddit idea. I was so focused on searching old photography forums I forgot about it.

      1 point