Your Favorite Photography Websites? A SmugMug Giveaway!

Update: This giveaway has ended. Winners were randomly selected and announced here. Thanks for participating!

smugmug_logoThings were kind of hectic this week. My bike and laptop decided to both die on the same day, and two days later I became a Mac user for the first time by purchasing a 13-inch Macbook Pro. Might still switch back to Windows next time, but I didn’t want to upgrade to Vista.

Anyhoo, how about another giveaway?

This week I’m giving away four annual subscriptions to the popular photo sharing service SmugMug. The four prizes are:

  • 2 standard memberships worth $40 each
  • 1 power membership worth $60
  • 1 pro membership worth $150

There will be four different randomly selected winners this week. All you have to do to enter this week’s giveaway is to answer the following question:

What is your favorite photography related website?

This could be a photo service, a blog, a forum, or whatever else, as long as it’s related somehow to your passion for photography.

There are two ways to share your answer and enter the contest, and you can use both methods to double your chances:

  1. Leave your response as a comment on this post
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet:

    As long as the link appears in a tweet, you will be entered in this giveaway. You don’t even need to include @petapixel.

The deadline for this giveaway is Saturday, September 19th, 2009. The winners will be randomly selected using

Good luck!

Update: Forgot to mention this in the original post: existing SmugMug members can still participate in this contest. if you win, the membership will be added to your existing membership.

  • Toni

    I like!

  • Jason
  • Miami_KIT

    Thanks, I learned about a bunch of new photo web sites to check out. I use many times a week to check equipment specs when friends are asking for help on a new camera. I also appreciate the forums for inspiration, help and news.

  • LL

    I like — great content, photojournalism focus.

  • Gil_margey

    I like — they pick photos from livejournal

  • lstiller

    I'd have to say I spend most of my “photography” time browsing Flickr groups!

  • n2sooners

    So many it's so hard to choose. I think the best all around site is probably

  • idesignstuff

    Amen. Me too, but Strobist is about tied. Also frequent

  • idesignstuff

    Flickr groups / strobist / dpreview forums

  • Jeremy Kunz

    I choose simply for the inspiration of other photographers. I have some that I follow and have followed since they began and to see how they've improved is amazing.

  • Bill Ullrich

    One of my favorite photography websites is Since I am still new to all this stuff it is a great place to learn basic through advanced skills and tips. Scott Bourne is a good role model for a someone that is new to photography like I am.

  • pinlux

    my favorite website is and no, it's not just about sports.

  • bravelittleduck

    I dig I like his writing style, his humor, and trustworthy reviews.

  • Kara Leung

    One of my favorite websites to visit is Scott is a great role model for all photographers and provides honest critiques, reviews and tips for photographers of all skill levels.

  • rewolf
  • Rob Goldberg

    One of my favourite photo sites is Flickr. Mainly to see a lot of great photos in one place. Good way to improve.

  • Christoph Schweiger

    Don Giannattis's is amongst my favorites in my feed-reader. Lighting Essentials for photographers is not only a great resource regarding photography and lighting techniques, but Don' also gives real-world and practical business advice.

  • Susie Katz

    I love to check out the forums on And their newsletter is fabulous!

  • kindofpretty

    Ok so my first and for-most favourite site would have to be

    Image blog. Its always packed with amazing photography that has inspired me to take my own stuff.
    Hopefully I can grab one of these memberships and share what I have done.

  • martfin

    Photofocus is my fave!!!!

  • Gio Arteaga

    I spend a lot of time at

  • heidirae22 is my fav you see everything from the photo to the model and everything inbetween

  • socaladrian

    My vote goes to

  • cab1984

    I'm used to Flickr… I've not tried others, but I would love to try Smugmug…

  • Justin

    I represent the gear-head half of our partnership…so amusingly enough I have to say I love :)

  • Michael Marks

    Hard to pick one, I have FeedBurner send me emails from a bunch of blogs. That's how I get most of my info. To pick one, it would be David DuChemin's Blog

  • JenniferInOregon

    I absolutely love Picnik. The way I can enhance and manipulate photos is so easy. The site also offers tutorials and interfaces with Facebook, MySpace, Flickr etc.

  • rameshlalwani

    My favorite is Flickr

  • Katelyn Hoffman

    I love Flak Photo. It's a daily dose of photography.. new photographers almost every day. Each photo links to the rest of its series as well as the photographer's site. It's great to see a new body of work almost daily.

  • Paul Judkins

    My all time favourite is Flickr – so good for seeing other photos and sharing your own. Helps you to raise your standards.

  • Doede Boomsma

    I've thought about it for some time, but my main site is Your contacts will frequently show and challenge you!

  • Phil Mabey

    I have to say flickr. There is just so much to see and learn about nearly any subject. Camera finder is great for new buys too. Love it!

  • bastien

    My new favorite photo related site at the moment is the New York Times's Lens ( It's all about photojournalism with a nice interface. It's good to have some mainstreamer get it right!

  • Andrew Maiman

    SmugMug and Flickr for sharing. Flickr is also good for viewing others' work. is a favorite for articles and instructions. for lens stuff.

  • matthewdlyons

    There are so many sites I visit, that naming a favorite is pretty tough. I really like David duChemin's site,

    Scott Bourne, Jeremy Cowart and Chase Jarvis have interesting and informative sites.

  • rbitting

    Love the site with @ScottBourne and @ricksammon. Also check out for updates on camera gear.

  • Baard @ Pixum

    My favourite site is Flickr. I also like Too bad they don't do RSS.

  • jonathanstember

    My favorite photo sharing site is definitely flickr.

  • davidgerard

    DP Review community forums – . I actually got into the forums first and only later subscribed to the newsletter and now avidly read the reviews.

  • Scott Coulter

    While I use flickr every day, I want to give a shout-out to — tutorial video podcasts for everybody's favorite free photo editing software. I've learned a ton, and I'm not even all the way thru his archives yet.

  • Jon

    Definitely Flickr!!!

  • johnko

    fav photography related site lately would have to be

  • Trude

    I love the MCP Actions blog. I've gotten so much out of her tutorials and guest posts!

  • Dave Zitko
  • boblustig

    I would say that the Strobist site is it for me.

  • Scott Hone

    Me, I like this site:

    Jason has the most amazing photos of his two daughters. Wow.

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