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

Mission statement

A Summary of Chaos is a list of photography related blogs and websites. These links fall into several main categories: our favourite photography blogs, blogs about photography gear, learning your craft as a photographer, books about photography, documentary with pictures and videos, the history of photography, the art of photography, and 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. Almost every other photography related website on the internet wants to earn money, but we provide our service free of charge and without any affiliates.
There are a lot of blogs or websites on the internet that can be very useful, even if they are not listed here. We just try to keep this index of photography blogs and photography websites as short as possible.

USA 2014. Photo: Mark Altegoer


A Summary of Chaos is created and curated by Mark Altegoer.
This website is non-commercial and provided for private use and inspiration. We are not responsible for any content found through links to external websites. If you have a suggestion or a request please use our contact form in the sidebar.