Photo by Ian Dooley

Before Instagram it was Flickr, and this last one could still be more photography oriented than the other one. Despite their differences, they are both quite seductive to any photography newcomer. Today I want to share with you some brief thoughts on why you should showcase your work on at least one of these platforms or any similar one.

There are plenty of reasons to have such an account as a photographer, and even if you don’t get them right now, you’ll understand them with time. Trust me, this is a slow-paced introspective process. …


Photo by Lilly Rum

Photography is one of those disciplines that tend to be learned in an empirical way. Therefore, it is very likely that if you are reading this, you could be either learning from somebody else or in the position of teaching anyone something valuable about photography. After 3 years of formally teaching photography at a University in my country, I’ve learned various things, and today I want to share them with you.

Before starting out, I want to emphasize that I’ve skipped the obvious things, so I won’t cover stuff like “you need to be able to handle groups of people”…


Photo by Nate Grant

If you are reading this is highly likely that you have already understood the huge difference between social media and a website. Therefore, I congratulate you. You have no idea how many people are still not being able to tell the difference between the two. Today I want to talk a bit about the most common mistakes photographers when building their websites. I’ll try to keep the order logical, but be aware that some things can happen independently from others.

1. Rushing into It

Let’s face it, having a photography website is a highly desired asset, but we need to slow down our horses…


The fact that all photographers require a website these days is a constant, what varies is the moment in which one starts considering the idea seriously. It is very unlikely that you think seriously about a website right after learning how to turn your camera, but eventually, the idea will arrive. Today I want to share with you a story, the story of how I was able to build a website that I could be proud of sharing with the world.

It all starts with a Tickle

I began shooting frames a little bit more than 10 years ago now…


Photo by Đức Mạnh

There is a strong (and I even dare to say codependent) relationship between “the inner voice” or “style” and a specific photography niche or genre. And it really makes sense if you think about it. What could be the use of having a style if there’s no niche to fit it into, right? The first time that I saw this wiki they listed 82 photography genres, and now they list 90. And trust me, my first time watching these reference tables wasn’t long ago, in fact it was just 8~7 months ago.

This sort of existential stuff has a huge…


Either if people see it with professional curiosity or simply as a new hobby that they can cope with their busy lives, photography is certainly an attractive discipline to many folks out there. In fact, if you are reading this, there is a high chance that you still aren’t sure what to do with photography in your life. Today I want to share with you some stuff that camera brands and photography schools won’t ever tell you about photography.

It is a Very Crowded Place

Photography’s popularity isn’t a new thing. The first huge milestone in terms of photographic discipline…


Getting better in photography can be achieved in a reduced amount of time thanks to some useful practices. Some of these are engaging in critique with the photographic community, practising daily, and a less well known one, consuming high quality visual content. Today, I want to focus on this lesser known practice that we can all do in a smart way in order to develop our photography further.

Deciding whether a photograph has a good quality level or not could be perceived as a very subjective endeavour, and I’m very much aware of that. At a singular level, one could…


After photography was born in the 19th century, image production capabilities slowly became more and more available for the people. These slow but promising steps eventually ended up in a visual juggernaut we can’t escape nowadays. For some people this is bad, for some others this is good. No matter your side on this, one thing is certain, we are now able to see the world via countless ways, making it somewhat hard for people to get impressed with photos any longer. That is why we truly believe that it is important to slow down our pace, and dedicate a…


Portrait of Evelyn Hofer, 1951

Evelyn Hofer was born in Germany (1922) and died in Mexico (2009), and was all-in about photography. Her body of work offers a hinge between the objective and American-Colour traditions; and has been accurately titled as “the most famous unknown photographer in America”. Her lens was mainly filled with human and architectural subjects, and in her later years,she turned her camera towards still-life images. But despite the somewhat isolated photographic genres she got involved with, her overall aesthetic shares a resonant tranquillity that offers a slow paced visual consumption experience.

At the age of eleven, her family fled Nazi Germany…


Photography related books become a natural must for anyone with a deep love for this craft. And as time goes by, and bookshelves start flooding out, these sorts of things need to be revised at some point. Today I want to share with you 11 photography related books that I think any photographer (no matter the experience) needs to read at least once.

Here you’ll find different topics around photography, from a very concise manual on black and photography (my bible perhaps), to some books about how certain photos where actually made. …

Federico Alegría

Academic Researcher | Documentary Photographer Informative Writer | PhD Candidate | Photography Educator

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