After listening to the long running BBC radio show Desert Island Discs and making my imaginary choice’s, it seem ‘sensible’ to go to the next level and include my 10 most followed photography tutors to help ease any bouts of boredom on my desert island. Over time I think most people find themselves going back to tutors who they fell ‘know where it’s at’ when they get stuck or are just looking for inspiration; I certainly have. Here’s my top 10 photographers that I’ll take on my desert island adventure, (in no particular order)
Here’s my top 10 photographers that I’ll take on my desert island adventure, (in no particular order)
1) Micheal Kenna (Fine Art - Minimalism). An English Photographer best known for his unusual black and white landscapes showing ethereal light. An essential photographer if fine art b&w is your bag.
2) Julia Anna Gospodrou (Fine Art - Fine Art, B&W, Architecture). A B&W artist, photographer and architect from Greece, her attention to detail is to be admired. If you are keen to undertake a detailed journey into post processing then this is the person for you. www.Julia Anna gospodrou.com
3) Ricard Rodin ( Photoshop / Compositing). If you are wanting to start to learn about compositing in detail you are strongly advised to purchase his brilliant training videos. His knowledge of photoshop is fantastic
4) Nemanja Sekulic (Fantasy Composites Neman Sekulic is Photographer, Digital Artist and Educator. He produces futuristic based composites and often supplies free tutorials on YouTube. https://nemanjasekulic.com
5) Sean Tucker ( Fine Art, Street, Minimalism). On paper He is a photographer, filmmaker and author, but at heart I'm a storyteller.
6) Dorothea Lange (Abstract, Documentary) She was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her depression -era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs influenced the development of documentary photography and humanized the consequences of the Great Depression.
7) Don McCulun (B&W, Photo Journalist). Best known as a War photographer, a title he often refutes, however, he has documented many examples of modern conflicts. He is primarily a black & white photographer and one that spends many hours in his darkroom. Since retiring from War zones, he has moved more towards landscapes particularly in Somerset in the West of England.
8) David J Nightingale. (B&W Manipulation). This photographer came to my notice through the online provider of photography courses, Udemy. He runs photo works in many parts of the World but if you think you may want to take B&W photography, take a hard look at his Udemy course.
9) Fan Ho (Fine Art, Documentary) Largely self-taught, his photos display a fascination with urban life, explored alleys, slums, markets and streets. Much of his work consists of candid photographs of the street vendors and children only a few years younger than himself. He developed his images in the family bathtub and soon had built up a significant body of work, chronicling Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s as it was becoming a major metropolitan centre. Ho would use the same Rolleiflex K4A throughout his career. (Description taken from Wikipedia)
10) Ansel Adams (B&W Landscape). The Farther of landscape photography. When you see his work in books you immediately say how brilliant they are however, if you have the opportunity to view his work ‘in the flesh’, you will most likely need to stop yourself from falling over. Outside of his fabulous photography, he is best know for being involved in the development of the ‘Zone System’, a system designed to take greater control of exposures…. Go see his work
If you’ve got time, why not come up with your own list, thanks for reading.
Terence Jones ARPS
A photography enthusiast with a long and varied interest in taking pictures.
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