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Old 12-27-2007, 06:19 AM
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Photographers we aspire to??

I feel as an aspiring photographer that this is central to improving our work. Ideas make great photographs and for ideas we need inspiration.

The forum would be a great place to post information for all to learn more about the non technical side of photography.

Excuse me if this is already the case and I have missed it on the forum, if so could someone point me there.
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:50 PM
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Re: Photographers we aspire to??

shaunx, we have some threads linking to photographers that inspire us, but it's always good to have more.

You say that you are an aspiring photographer. What do you want to do in your photography?

I have always been an enthusiast, and never aspired to be a pro, but I am an audience for the pros and all the other people who create fine photography (it doesn't take a pro to create an imaginative/beautiful/thoughtful image).

As for professional photographers whose work inspires me, the list is long, but here is a link to one of my current favorites

Frans Lanting's LIFE: Journey thru Time (requires Flash)
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:25 AM
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Re: Photographers we aspire to??

wow C.J. that is a great link lovely lovely work a couple that really stuck out for me is
falling water Brazil
Flower hat jelly California
It also brings up a point, which is better to take such stunning work or be able to view such work ? both would be my selfish answer but i would settle for the viewing

Shaunx do you have any favorites ?

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Old 12-29-2007, 11:47 AM
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Re: Photographers we aspire to??

Just a few thoughts:

Looking to others for inspiration is fine, but be careful, it can easily lead to just copying and duplicating.

True inspiration comes from inside you.

CJ's comment "it doesn't take a pro to create an imaginative/beautiful/thoughtful image" is right on.

The definition of "stunning work" is in the eyes of the beholder. If you create it and think it is stunning, then why would you care what the rest of the world thinks?

So do your own thing, make yourself happy and enjoy life!
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:03 PM
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Re: Photographers we aspire to??

Thanks Mike....Wish you a wonderful new year..I will be careful in that too create my own style..thank you for the information..

Thanks ..wish You a very happy new year..thanks for the information...Journey thru the time...very good...

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Old 12-31-2007, 11:06 PM
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Hey....Wish you a wonderful new year..I am very careful in that to create my own style...right now i am planning to take a calendar shoot with one model..the the place i am planning i s like dutch cemetery and many more..i just want that kind of atmosphere in that...
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:47 PM
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Re: Photographers we aspire to??

I like the photography of several photographers but have enjoyed the simplicity and beauty of Sam Abell's work a lot. Search out his name on the net. There are many references to him and his photography.

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Old 02-21-2008, 08:22 AM
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Albert Watson great portrait photographer check him out
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