Round two, the photo blogs in my Reader. Tell me your favorites.
Amanda Koster: Amanda is a Seattle photographer of profound empathy who writes wonderfully, and doesn't update her blog often enough. Great stories, rarely about photography, but a reminder that what we bring through the lens has to come from our life.
A Photo Editor: A sometimes jaundiced perspective from the former Men's Journal photo editor. Several updates a day sometimes, which would test my limit for keeping it in the blogroll, but sometimes there's a gem in there.
Chase Jarvis Blog: Chase has more energy than you or me or anyone you know. He pretty much invented the web 2.0 mode for the photography profession, sharing how he produces ad shoots for his outdoor apparel and equipment clients.
Doug Menuez 2.0--Go Fast, Don't Crash: Doug Menuez's blog is by far the single best read, thoughtful and full of heart. He has been at the top of his game for decades, and the depth shows. Long posts, worth every word.
Frank Petronio: Frank's work is way outside my comfort zone (portraits of young models, wearing not much) but his commitment to make work true to his acerbic heart keeps me interested. Really, I read it for the articles.
Idiotic Hat: A literate, erudite blog from a British photographer about the intersection of perception, literature, life at a university, and photography.
Musings on Photography Paul Butzi's always interesting blog on the quotidian nature of artmaking. Thoughtful, sometimes provocative, and, when he's on a rant, a great entertaining read. I always read him first.
Photo Business News & Forum: John Harrington writes one of the best blogs on being in the business of photography.
PhotoAttorney: On legal issues in photography--a must-read if you're in the profession.
Photographer's Handbook: Articles on internet marketing for photographers.
Photolucida: One of the few remaining blogs in my list that I use to maintain a connection to the fine art photo world. Most of them that follow the trend of the nano-second. Photo Lucida attempts to be a little more diverse.
Photostream: Colin Jago's contribution to that category of photo blogs about the process of seeing.
Resolve--The liveBooks Photo Blog: Largely an interview format blog with a great diversity of photographers.
Strictly Business: ASMP's blog on the range of business issues. Doesn't go very deep into any of them, but covers a lot of ground.
The Big Picture: One of the new breed of newspaper photo blogs that highlight full screen images of world events.
The Online Photographer: Mike Johnston's The Online Photographer is the most widely read photography blog out there. He does too many equipment reviews for my taste, but occasionally there's a philosophical gem of a post that keeps me reading it daily, hoping for another.
Thoughts of a Bohemian: In the past this blog has been mostly about the stock photo industry, but there's only so many ways to bemoan the self-destruction of that gang. Now it often covers legal and marketing, and occasionally an individual profile.
Vincent LaForet's Blog: It appears to have gone dormant, but for a time he offered a great window onto the life of a photographer-turning-videographer.