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Artist’s Motivation; Miles to go before I sleep

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

These golden lines from Robert Frost bring back the wondered thought- what keeps an artist going?

It sure must be something really burning which keeps the urge inside an artist alive. To keep his pen rolling, his paints flowing, his camera clicking, his legs tapping and his heart jumping, all the way.

Indecisive of what the reasons would be, I just thought of putting down a few points which keep me, as an artist, going …

  1. Take it out on a paper
    It’s when I have a lot of things to surrender to, lot of things to face to, in daily life, at home, at work, in relationships or I am just grumbled of the general behavior of a common human tendency and I desperately need to take it out somewhere, writing or painting become the best medium. I just write it down or paint it out and the relieve exchanged is worth that effort!
  2. The mighty incentives
    Two words of a serious thought on my creative work brings in voluptuous changes. With the prowess of the web today, exposing talent is easy, quick and vast! Even the comments that I receive on a four line poetry of mine, is capable enough to take me 10 miles further.
  3. The critical “high”
    Believe it or not, one thoughtful remark coming from n expert in the industry can teach an artist lesson for his entire life. We don’t actually realize its importance since these experts are not really in our reach. Even one thoughtful remark from a friend can boost an artist so much. If even once, by any chance, one becomes lucky enough to recite his poem to a well famed poet or show his photograph to the most eminent photographer in the industry, it takes you another one million miles in a flash.
  4. The urge of getting better
    It is said “Practice makes man perfect”. Similarly, any art comes through two channels- Inborn talent and sheer experience. Artists tend to learn through hit and trial method. It’s their own work which motivates them to improve further! When I compare my two years old poetry with the present one, the difference is crystal clear. The journey of evolution in me and my writing comes alive in those papers. It’s that promise to myself to keep getting better just gives me a push every time!

As an artist, I keep doing my art for myself but somewhere I realize that what I did, isn’t enough and that I have to keep going , because, there are miles to go before I sleep…!!

Guest Column writing- Why, why, why??

Writing happened to you once and since then life followed….!!

If that’s the case with you too, you are probably the class of writers who try to redefine the world with their pens!

There are many of us who have this gifted “pen” with us , we write and love to write more, to express and put our own point of views in front of the world. Our lives may look absolutely normal like anybody else’s and we might be doing the traditional IT jobs as well but that doesn’t kills the “writer” within.

But we are not the celebrated faces or the known names whose writings will be heartily read by everyone. No matter from how many years we might be writing, we still need exposure and of course appreciation to keep going.

So the best way to keep this flame alive and ignited is to write “Guest columns” . Yes, you read it right, guest columns. Maintaining a blog of your own is something which everyone might do but a guest column adds to your overall esteem in the online writing world.

Highlighting few points as to why you should take up “Guest Column” writing if you are not doing it till date:

1. The ‘big’ exposure

You might have your personal blog where you would be very regular with your posts but writing for a different platform with probably a larger readership could help you get better views and thus more eye-balls for your piece of writing. Remember, the portals which invite guest columns usually have dedicated budget for advertising and marketing of the portal and you have an excellent opportunity of leveraging on that! Additionally, you can also give link to your own blog or website there which will promote your own little space as well.

2. ‘Connect’ with like minds

Writers suffer from a problem. They don’t get appropriate audience/readers. Agree? Then writing for an already established platform where many writers like you come together might solve this problem of yours. The fellow writers reading your write-up, commenting on it, sharing their views will definitely cut down on your entire search for “like minded” people and may help you in thinking from different perspectives.

3. Business Possibilities

A guest column in plain words is a demo of your writing skills. Go ahead and pour the best of the words you know. Who knows, someone out in the world might just be looking for your talent and you might find something great where you would love to contribute.

4. Virtual Reputation

Reputation is no longer a word only in the real world. If you are online, you have to have ‘Virtual Reputation’ as well. It refers to the credibility of your work reflected by the authentic sites of which you are a member in some way. Writing Guest column for a genuine portal can add tons to it! Your name with back links to various authentic portals speaks of your virtual credibility immensely.

5. Revenue Sharing

Last but not the least, monetary benefits cannot be ignored. There are pages which are popular only because of the kind of guest columns it holds. These pages are known to share their revenue with the guest column writers. So you not only make reputation but may also make some handsome money as well!!

And eventually, it’s all about writing – your true passion!

Keep it alive, keep writing!

7 Questions About Poetry

A poem could be written with words but poetry could not be defined, just felt!!
Therefore just bringing together few questions that may arise in your mind as a poet accompanied with answers.

Why rhyming in poetry?
In ancient times we had a lot of things to be remembered and forwarded to future generations and there was no paper! Therefore poetry was employed as a way to orally remember the history, stories and other incidents that the world would like to keep in their mind-museums. Hence Poems came up as a writing art which had rhyming words at its tale, so that it became easy to sing and remember them.

Why imagery in poetry?
Have you heard of “words coming alive”, this is called imagery in poetry. When you can create a picture of the words in your mind, the poetry is in its best form of intelligibility. A good poet always chooses words which can actually create a picture in the readers’ mind so that he is able to understand well what the poet himself is able to see. Probably when you read a poem about heartbreak, you may not be able to experience the exact feelings if you have not been through yourself but reading something like ‘window glasses bursting’ might help you feel the intensity.
Difficult words: how important are they?
Poets get famous because they can play with words but poets get even more famous when they play with simple words. Flowery language is good to make things impressive but deliberate use of heavy words just to show off the size of your vocabulary is a turn off for the reader. A poet should be able to deliver intelligible things and not bouncers. A poem understood well parallel to reading has much deeper impact than a twisted tail with no tale.

What and why: Economy in poetry?
Basically it means using as few words as possible in poetry to convey the desired meaning. But that doesn’t means you create a drought of words and turn the desired interpretation upside down. Being ‘short and sweet’ is good but being ‘crisp and clear’ is equally important. It’s possible that you might have written four words which could have had a single word to express the same thought. Try it! Words are the treasure in poetry, use them wisely.
Is it good to edit my poem after finishing it?
Generally being raw is being natural and natural is always preferred over the made up one. But still a few things grow on themselves over time & effort and poetry is one of them. If you are one of those poets for whom words are self generating and you compose a poem in merely ten minutes, still it’s always good to polish and present it the dazzling way. A little adjustment here and there won’t take the natural essence away from your poem.
Is it obligatory to have poetic genes?
Of the most common notions, having poetic genes is considered necessary to possess poetic abilities in you. That’s not true. A poem comes from a game of words, beading of rhyme, a deep feeling/emotion, a sensitive heart and a great pen! One can of course be a poet even if his parents aren’t. It comes from the incidents you face in your own life and not the history of your DNA.
Why poetry at all?
Ask yourself; don’t you want to preserve the songs of your own life?

Making Short Films: 10 Practical Tips

Do you want to be noticed as filmmaker? Do you want people to appreciate your filmmaking talent? Do you have a great story to tell but working with tight budgets so can’t make a full feature film? Short film is your way! Well known director Anurag Kashyap shared this sentiment with Tumbhi in an exclusive interview. He started his career as filmmaker with a short film and proved his mettle in the industry.

So here we are, with 10 practical tips on making impactful short films.

#1: Spend Considerable Time and Energy on Story

The most important aspect of your short film is the story. Spend as much time as you can on making your story really powerful. Typically, short films are made with shoestring budgets. So the only thing you can really bank on is the story and narration. Your story should not be very complex. Be simple but be very concise. The biggest mistake you can do is copy a famous story/ film. The short film has to be original, it has to be authentic and believable. Make people interact with the characters of your film and make them part of your world.

#2: Mind your Time

The short film by definition means a film which is short. Your film should be max 20 minutes – 10 minutes or less is ideal. That shows your talent of conveying an idea in less time and precisely. A lengthy film often looses the grip of the audience. Many successful short films are in fact have a run time of less than 5 minutes. Work on this very carefully.

#3: Research and choose locations carefully

Most of the times, valuable time is spent in moving between the locations. You can do your research and choose locations in such a way that that you spend less time in moving between locations. Consider various camera angles to make your location look realistic and relevant to your story. Go and shoot at real locations to get the authentic feel.

#4: Avoid Typicality, Be Different:

Being inspired is fine, but being unique is even better :- ) Avoid typicality in your shots. Think of being unique and different when you shot the film. But at the same time, don’t go overboard with lot of experimentation. Get opinions from others and from experts in case you are trying to do something new. You will have their perspective, which will help you fine tune your efforts and deliver the best.

#5: Don’t Hesitate to Seek Professional Help

Just because you are making a short film and not a full length feature film does not mean that you do not need professional help. In case you feel the need, go and seek professional help. Be it camera, lighting, make up or anything. There is no harm in getting people who are smarter than you to do the best job J That will leave you free to do what you are best at and not worry about other things.

#6: Carefully choose the cast – Get them for rehearsals if possible

Your actors are going to tell your story – at the end of the day they are the ones who are going to be at the front. So make sure that they have all your assistance. Provide them all the required details, get them involved in your story, provide them all the resources which they need. Then only they will be able to give their best. If possible, invite them for rehearsals. You will have an opportunity to know the artist and get the best out of him.

#7: Pay special attention to sound

Many filmmakers get so engrossed in concentrating on the visuals that they completely miss out on sound, which is the second most important aspect of the film after story. It might not be wrong if I say that you should spend almost 50% of your time in ensuring that the sound is clear. People might forget bad shots and slippages at certain places in direction, but they will be unforgiving to a bad sound. Carefully select the background music. Make sure you use music files legally by obtaining required licenses for the music.

#8: Editing

Film editing is yet another important aspect. For this, you don’t really need a high-end computer or software. A decent computer with good disk space, good video card and sharp monitor is enough. You also get lot of free video editing software like Movie Maker or iMovie which you can effectively use. Do go through free video tutorials which will help you with practical tips and tricks to creatively fix a bad shot. Some shots might appear great independently but may not make the required impact when seen in connection with other shots. In such cases, you will need to innovatively strategize solutions. Be critical about the film, constantly check if the storyline is coming out to be clear, are the scenes effective and is the overall structure coming out to be consistent. Once you are satisfied with the editing, you are ready to release the film.

#9: Titles and Credits

Don’t go overboard with long list of titles and credits. No doubt, you will have lot of support from various people in the making of your short film, but at the same time, don’t diminish the impact by having a non-precise list . Make a short and concise list giving due credits to major contributors. Take some professional help in deciding the size and color of the font so that it is readable and at the same time, does not interfere with other elements on the screen.

#10: Carefully plan promotion : how to get your film seen

Most of the filmmakers lack in effective promotion of their film and fail to publicize it. Making a great film is not the end but it is just the beginning. Once the film is ready, you need to check out various ways to make it known to the public. This certainly does not mean that you start showing it at every possible opportunity. Check out the avenues which will give your film the required exposure and get you in front of people to make your talent known. Submitting your films to various national and international film festivals is a good way to promote it. You can also participate in online contests where you can get it reviewed by expert judges. Upload your film on websites which give you opportunity to showcase it to well known filmmakers as well as short film lovers. Tumbhi’s new exclusive website for short film, http://shortfilms.tumbhi.com offers you one such platform where you can create an online portfolio of your film, be in front of stalwarts from the industry like Anurag Kashyap and also get exposure to hundreds and thousands of short film lovers.

So get going. Go crazy. Follow your dreams. Go with your passion. Trust your instincts. You will definitely emerge as winner!

Know What Tumbhi Can Give You!

“Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” Bob Marley

When Bob said this, it was clearly not for an average man who comes to work, does his routine and sleeps off to complete the cycle. It was more about the man who despite of his routine , takes out time for himself, the one who discovers himself as an artist, nurtures his talent and grows without any full stops in view.

Tumbhi, as per definition, means an online platform that seeks to transform the lives of artists, art lovers and art seekers. You are an artist if you have created some artworks in the credit of your name, out of pure imagination of your own.

If you walk in Tumbhi world as an artist, there are a lot of things that are offered to you! Some of the pointers are as under:

  • You are an instant ‘Star’: All of us know fame doesn’t walk in the window so easily but there is always a beginning to everything. Tumbhi artists who get recognized either by getting shortlisted in some of the Tumbhi’s Contests or winning those are interviewed. These interviews are opened up for reading on our blog as well as other social media platforms. Through this, the world gets to know both the personal side of the artist along with the Artistic part.
  • Featuring on Facebook: Facebook is a big deal these days. The entire world around us is there on Facebook as well and making up to something on Facebook is not a meager issue. Tumbhi has a proactive Facebook page with a huge fan base of more than 90,000 fans. Any artist who captures the attention of the Tumbhi team with his outstanding work of art (be it a photograph, poetry, story or even modeling portfolio) gets featured right there in front of thousands on Tumbhi’s Facebook page. Same goes with Tumbhi’s Twitter and blogging platform as well.
  • Expert Comments: This is something which you don’t easily get everywhere! An artist always craves for the right eye for his/her artwork and if that eye is of an expert of that field, there is nothing better than that. Tumbhi has on its board an eminent panel of advisors, who are handpicked by their respective industry itself for the kind of work they have to show to the world. These include people like Anurag Kashyap (Film Director), Irshad Kamil (Lyricist), Javed Siddiqui (Screen Writer), Sunjoy Monga (Photographer) and so on. An artist coming to Tumbhi gets an opportunity to expose his talent to such maestros and receive expert comments from them.

So the first step to discover yourself as an artist will always be your initiative but Tumbhi can take definitely take up from the following steps.

Give yourself a chance to get Explored by the world! Login to www.tumbhi.com.

5 Awesome Ways to Become An Instant Celebrity

Art in any form attracts you, you love people with creative instincts, you try attending all the art exhibitions, photo exhibitions, you love reading good writing pieces and you yourself also compose something in the night under your table lamp?? Congratulations, you qualify all the requirements of being called an artist and an art lover!

Now that you are a proven artist you can continue reading below.

An artist suffers from many difficult phases in his journey of being an artist, being called an artist and improving as an artist. And to your rescue comes our much loved child Social Media. Social media is not only about socializing these days; it has the capacity of giving you and your art the wings to fly and fly high.

Here’s how you can use it: 1 problem, 5 solutions.

#1 Make your display counter: Begin by creating a dedicated Facebook page (page and not profile) or a blog for your artworks. Love it like your personal diary which is open for public reading. Decorate it with all your chosen artworks, may it be stories, poems or photographs. Give an enhanced peek-a-boo in your own art-gallery and make it public to let all the eyes in the world see it.(Read here: Blogging your way)

#2 Audience is your God: Identify your audience and its whereabouts. Analyze what kind of people would like your artwork or be interested in it, whether such people are more active on facebook or on blogs. Two ways to carry it forward would be:

  • Grow within your circle: First becomes a star in your own group. Invite friends to visit your facebook page or blog by filling up their inboxes with constant updates about your page/blog. Share links, status messages and other updates with them by email or direct messages.
  • Go Public: Set your blogs/page for public viewing. Visit other blogs, post your comments on their posts so that they come back to check out your profile and find your blog/page instead. Every time you update your page/blog, share a link to it on your personal facebook profile, G+ and wherever else you have an account.

#3 Remember Twitter: Twitter remains the supreme of all the social networking sites being perfect place for sharing links and making the world see it. If you don’t have twitter account yet, open it right away. (Read here: Tips for artists to use twitter) Follow, get followed and share, share, and share.

#4 Visit other houses as well: Making a page/blog and inviting guest/audiences there is all about hosting. Now learn about being a wise guest as well. There are many forums, facebook groups, communities which are dedicated to individual ideas/genres. Join them now! Start posting, sharing, liking there. There will be many people out there who will be just like you and they would treat you the same way. Eventually, you will get connected to so many Likeminded friends.

#5 You v/s him: Now that you are an artist-star by every means, show some mettle elsewhere also. Search for various talent contests that go online. This doesn’t takes much on your time and effort and instead winning it or even getting shortlisted in it, adds big time to your credibility. If there is an evidence of award say a gift or a certificate, share that as well on your page/blog and express your gratitude. (Read here: Warnings before entering an online contest).

As an artist it’s very important to understand the people, the art is exposed to. Reciting a poetry in the middle of hippies would never earn you more than a laugh. Therefore connect right and connect well!!

Happy creating, sharing and applauding!!

Warning: Before you enter an online contest

So last night you were up, watching the big beautiful moon right through your window which inspired you to suddenly light up your bedside lamp and compose that wonderful poetry-masterpiece of yours!

And now you sit gazing at your computer screen for various online contests that come by your acquaintance every now and then just like those marvelous-at-marketing people appear in a local bus! And its only this time that you will entertain them because you got something which you think can go in there and who knows might win you a mightier prize as well!

The idea is not bad but needs a little carefulness. Putting up your creation on-line on a portal in the name of a contest is much more than Participation. An artist is said to be possessive about whatever he creates and therefore it is his duty to ensure that his artwork lies safe there: On-line!

Putting up together certain necessary points which a participant should look up for before Uploading his/her artwork:

1. Protecting your artwork: Your artwork is your child and nobody is going to be bothered about it getting kidnapped! Make sure the portal has clearly mentioned its copyright terms & conditions and you understand and agree to them. The portal should ideally let the copyrights reserved with you taking liberty of usage of your artwork with your due permission or within defined criteria.

2. : Experts Advice & Review: A few of the portals are associated with the veterans of the industry as their jury members. Such contests for sure portray some credibility. If you can at least get your poetry read or your photograph seen by somebody big from the field, it worth a try!

3. Peer Comments: You can also look up for portals that offer you the facility where others can come and see your artwork and are able to post their opinion about it . This helps in building up a generic point of view about the artwork’s overall appeal. And needless to mention, you get a clearer and of course a better picture of your artwork as per the junta view.

4. Exposure: This point is of a great importance as a portal hosting an online contest is bound to give you a huge exposure if not a promising gift hamper! An artist should always have a look on the fan-base of the portal, join in its social media circles and keep a track of its usual activities . The comments given by other fans are worth a read since you get to know the brand/portal in and out.

So you see, there is nothing bad in winning something really worth just by wandering your mouse a little. Be safe and Creatively-happy!! Save Paper!

5 Tips for Artists to Use Twitter

Amitabh Bachhan is on it. Priyanka Chopra is there. Even A R Rahman is on Twitter. Reason? Quick and easy connection with fans and followers. Being in touch with them. Making the fans part of their life!

Here we share 5 ways artists can use Twitter for self branding, for getting noticed and for getting steady fan following:

#1 Get Twitter Handle and Setup Keyword Rich Bio:
The first and foremost step is to get yourself a Twitter Handle. We recommend choosing a handle which has your name in it. Which depicts your personality. Something like “TheOneStar” is not useful as your Twitter handle 🙂 The next step is to write a powerful bio of yourself. Mention keywords which showcase your skills, talent, passion and personality. Keywords in bio are used by Twitter in search so ensure that you make it keyword rich. This will help you in ‘being found’ on Twitter.

#2 Connect with Influential People:

Once the profile is created, the next step for you is to connect with people. As a starting point, connect with highly influential people from your industry. Follow what they are tweeting about and what is being talked about. This will help you in being updated about latest happenings and also draw some inspiration and motivation 🙂

The best way to search for such users is to use the Search feature of Twitter. Simply log in to Twitter and go to http://search.twitter.com. Type in the keywords based on interest or the name and you can find relevant people as well as tweets. Another option is to look out in Twitter directories like Twellow. Such directories allow you to search people based on categories, # of followers/ following, interests etc. Very useful if used effectively.

#3 Tweet Something Interesting:

Make your tweets interesting, useful and educational if possible. Self promotion is strict NO. Think outside the ‘self boundary’ and tweet about something which others will look forward to.

#4 Retweet and Connect:

Social media is all about sharing and connecting. If you find something worth sharing, retweet it. Make sure you respond to @messages sent to you. Be part of the community. Join in interesting conversations, respond to people and to interesting tweets.

#5 Maintain Consistency:

Twitter is not something where you can be active for couple of days a week and expect to build a steady fan following. It demands time and attention. You need to give some dedicated time for connecting with people every day. Thanks for smartphones, you can do the same while on move or even when you are away from your computer.

Following these 5 tips could certainly help you get started with Twitter and build a fan following there. Remember, social media is about connecting, sharing, helping and learning from each other. Make the most of the platform!

Five Chosen Digital SLRs for Photographers

Have you been getting quite a few “Likes” on your Facebook profile for the incredible pictures you’ve clicked with your digital camera? Then now is the time probably you want to upgrade from a regular DigiCam to a DSLR camera!

What is a DSLR camera?

A Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera is simply a more complex digital camera, than the little one you probably have right now. It’s a more versatile camera which helps you take more professional-looking photos. Here are 5 DSLRs for photographers which you could consider:

#1. Canon EOS Rebel T3 (1100D)

Basic and beginner are the two words that leap to mind to describe the Rebel T3 1100D. It’s a 12.2 megapixels camera with dust control and live view LCD. Canon has compromised on the feature set of this camera so as to not burn a hole in your pocket! Despite being among the low-price range of cameras, this one can still out-perform many compact digital cameras. It even includes an HD movie mode, making it usable for both; stills and videos.

Specifications

Resolution 12.2MP
Sensor APS-C CMOS Sensor
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Processor DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor
Screen 2.7″ Clear View LCD
Sensitivity 100-6400 ISO
Lenses Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop
Live view Yes

#2. Nikon D3100

This one is another camera preferred by photographers. It has a 14.2 megapixels sensor, a live view 3 inch LCD screen and the ability to capture Full High Definition 1080p movies. It includes Nikon’s Guide Mode which is designed to introduce beginning photographers to DSLR controls and functionalities.

Specifications

Resolution 14.2 megapixels
Sensor CMOS (DX format)
Lens Nikon F mount (with AF contacts
Screen 3 inches TFT LCD screen
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Processor EXPEED 2 image processor
Sensitivity 100 – 12800 ISO
Live view Yes

#3. Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
This light and compact camera has a basic range of features and the operation is simple and straightforward. Apart from being reasonably priced, it is also appealing equipment which includes a 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor, a relatively fast autofocus, built-in wireless flash and a helpful SteadyShot indicator.

Specifications

Resolution 10.2 megapixels
Sensor APS-C CCD
Lens Sony/Minolta Alpha mount
Screen 2.7 inches
Storage SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Processor Bionz processor
Sensitivity 100 – 3200 ISO
Live view No

#4. Pentax K-x

The Pentax K-x is an eye catching camera with a rainbow of body color options! It has a decent 12.4 megapixels CMOS sensor. Along with its abilities to automatically choose the right capture mode for any given scene, it also features an orientation sensor. Some unique functionalities of the Pentax K-x include HDR in-camera processing and a fast continuous shooting speed of 4.7 frames per second.

Specifications

Resolution 12.4 megapixels
Sensor CMOS
Lens Pentax KAF2 mount
Screen 2.7 inches LCD screen
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Sensitivity 200 – 6400 ISO
Live view Yes

#5. Canon 550 D
Canon 550D is quite a favorite with the photographers! It’s small, lightweight and easy to use. It is capable of delivering high-quality images, at an exceptional resolution of 18 megapixels. It has a responsive autofocus and 3 inches, high-clarity LCD screen and allows HD video shooting.

Specifications

Resolution 18 megapixels
Sensor CMOS sensor
Lens Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
Screen 3 inches LCD screen
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
Processor DIGIC 4
Sensitivity 100 – 6400 ISO
Live view Yes

There are a myriad of cameras in the market each more attractive than the other. The best way is to handle each and see what fits your hand better, what controls are easier for you use and understand.

Happy selecting!

Useful Resources for Nature and Wildlife Photographers

As we announced the Expressions Photography Contest – Nature and Wildlife Special, we have received many emails asking for some guidance and tips and tricks for clicking the best photos. We know that photographers want to give their best shot for the contest 🙂 –

So here we have compiled a small list of best websites and blogs of famous Wildlife and Nature photographers.

Read on and get some ideas, tips, knowledge and inspiration!

Famous Wildlife Photographers and their Websites

Frans Lanting (http://www.lanting.com)
Jim Brandenburg (http://www.jimbrandenburg.com/)
Michael “Nick” Nichols (http://www.michaelnicknichols.com)
Joel Sartore (http://www.joelsartore.com/)
Andy Biggs (http://www.andybiggs.com/)
Art Wolfe (http://www.artwolfe.com/)
Steve Bloom (http://www.stevebloom.com/)
David Doubilet (http://www.daviddoubilet.com/)
Anup Shah (http://www.shahrogersphotography.com)
Daniel J. Cox (http://www.naturalexposures.com/)

Famous Wildlife and Nature Blogs

Andy Rouse’s Blog(http://www.andyrouse.co.uk/index.php?link=blog)
Craig Jones Wildlife Photography blog (http://www.craigjoneswildlifephotography.co.uk/blog/)
Martin Bailey Photography K. K. (http://blog.martinbaileyphotography.com)
Richard Peter’s Photography Blog (http://www.richardpeters.co.uk/blog/)
Ethan Meleg Outdoor Photography Blog( http://ethanmeleg.blogspot.in/)
Mark Graf Photography Blog (http://www.grafphoto.com/wordpress/)
Quantum Tiger Wildlife Photography (http://quantumtiger.blogspot.in/)
Nature Magnified (http://www.naturemagnified.com/)
Zark Images Nature Photography (http://ozarkimages.squarespace.com)
Photography By Jim M. Goldstein (http://www.jmg-galleries.com/blog/)

Hope this list was useful for you.

If you have any more names to add to this list, post those as comments.

Happy clicking!!