Sicily 2005. Photo: Mark Altegoer

A summary of photography

"There are two fundamental elements in all picture-taking: where to stand and when to release the shutter. These are the two basic controls at the photographer's command - position and timing - all others are extensions, peripheral ones, compared to them.
So photography is very simple, which is not to say easy."
David Hurn, On being a photographer

Namibia 2009. Photo: Mark Altegoer

A summary of Chaos

A Summary of Chaos is a list of our favourite photography blogs and websites that talk about photography gear, about learning your craft as a photographer, about photography books, about documentary photography, about the art of photography, and about inspiration for photographic projects. As a bonus we offer some links to blogs about hiking, adventures and simplicity.
At A Summary of Chaos we try to avoid spending too much time on consumerism, but dealing with cameras and gear is part of the process. Keep in mind that almost every website listed here makes money through affiliate links and is part of a big industry of selling things, so do not expect any unbiased views and question everything you find. You have been warned!

USA 2014. Photo: Mark Altegoer