A few days ago I posted a listing of photography-related websites that I check out pretty regularly, They’re filled with fantastic photos and great advice for aspiring, accomplished and even expert photographers.
Here are the top 10 Twitter accounts that I’ve found useful to my “beat,” in no particular order:
- PetaPixel @petapixel – Some pretty awesome stuff on this feed like a project that traces the Underground Railroad at night and a series of aerial photos of purple salt ponds in San Francisco.
- Life @life – Regularly open the vault to show off some of the most amazing pictures that ran in the weekly magazine between 1883 and 1972, when its publication halted. “Rare Photos from Ellis Island” is just one of its great slideshows.
- AP Images @AP_Images – Breaking news, top-notch feature shots and great daily features like “Rush Hour Around The World.”
- NBC News Pictures @NBCNewsPictures – Whether it’s an aerial shot of 35,000 walrus hitting the beach in Alaska or a breathtaking desert photo of the Milky Way in its “Month in Space PIctures,” this is a steady stream of tremendous images.
- Getty Images @GettyImages – Some of the most moving images you’ll find. Their Editor’s Choice Global News Pictures of the Day is a great feature and they move some fantastic sports photos as well.
- Picture Boston @pictureboston – I’ve followed Boston Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel’s Twitter feed for quite some time, so I was thrilled to hear he’d be a guest speaker in my Fundamentals of Digital Journalism class. Great photos from the Boston area, including a healthy obsession with of moon/airliner shots.
- National Geographic Photography @NatGeoPhotos – This one’s also on my website list, but there’s no wonder why. Different content on both platforms, all spectacular.
- Time Lightbox @timepictures – Another from my list of top photo websites. Like Nat Geo, the shared content is limited and the Twitter feed showcases collections like “Photos of Cool American Road Trips” and the daily “7 Pieces of Must-See Photography” feature.
- DP School @digitalps – Great instructional feed with helpful features like “Seven Tips for Interacting With People for Better Portraits” and “The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR.”
- Photojournalism Hub @photojourn – Dozens of links to great photography from outlets like Reuters, the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and many others.