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10 MOST FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL TIME

10 MOST FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL TIME

If you want to take truly memorable and moving photographs, you can learn something by studying the pictures of famous photographers. Some of the most beloved artists are deceased, but some are still delighting us with their photographs. The list below includes some of the more famous photographers that still impact our lives today.

1- ANSEL ADAMS:  is probably the most easily recognized name of any photographer. His landscapes are stunning; he achieved an unparalleled level of contrast using creative darkroom work. You can improve your own photos by reading Adams’ own thoughts as he grew older, when he wished that he had kept himself strong enough physically to continue his work.

ANSEL ADAMS WITH HIS CAMERA

 2.  YOUSUF KARSH: has taken photographs that tell a story, and that are more easily understood than many others. Each of his portraits tells you all about the subject. He felt as though there was a secret hidden behind each woman and man. Whether he captures a gleaming eye or a gesture done totally unconsciously, these are times when humans temporarily lose their masks. Karsh’s portraits communicate with people.

YOUSUF KARSH

3- ROBERT KAPA: has taken photographs that tell a story, and that are more easily understood than many others. Each of his portraits tells you all about the subject. He felt as though there was a secret hidden behind each woman and man. Whether he captures a gleaming eye or a gesture done totally unconsciously, these are times when humans temporarily lose their masks. Karsh’s portraits communicate with people.

ROBERT KAPPA

4- HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON:   has a style that makes him a natural on any top ten photographer list. His style has undoubtedly influenced photography as much as anyone else’s. He was among the first to use 35mm film, and he usually shot in black and white. We are not graced by more of his work, since he gave up the craft about 30 years before he passed away. It’s sad that there are fewer photographs by Cartier-Bresson to enjoy.

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

5- DORTHEA LANGE:  took photographs during the Great Depression. She took the famous photo of a migrant mother, which is said to be one of the best-known photographs in history. In the 1940s, she also photographed the Japanese internment camps, and these photographs show sad moments in American history.

DORTHEA LANGE

6-JERRY UELSMAN-  created unique images with composite photographs. Being very talented in the darkroom, he used this skill in his composites. He never used digital cameras, since he felt that his creative process was more suited to the darkroom.

JERRY UELSMAN


7- ANNIE LIEBOVITZ:  does fine photographic portraits and is most well known for her work with Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone magazine. Her photographs are intimate, and describe the subject. She’s unafraid of falling in love with the people she photographed.

ANNIE LIEBOVITZ

 

8- BRASSAI:   is the pseudonym for Gyula Halasz, and he was well known for his photographs of ordinary people. He was proof that you don’t have to travel far to find interesting subjects. He used ordinary people for his subjects, and his photos are still captivating.

BRASSAI


9- BRIAN DUFFY:  was a British photographer who shot fashion in the 1960s and 70s. He lost his photographic interest at one time and burned many negatives, but then he began taking photos again a year before he died.

BRIAN DUFFY

 

10- JAY MAISEL:  is a famous modern photographer. His photos are simple; he doesn’t use complex lighting or fancy cameras. He often only takes one lens on photo outings, and he enjoys taking photos of shapes and lights that he finds interesting.

JAY MAISEL

 

NOW, LET’S GO THROUGH 1-10, AND DISPLAY A 
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Why would I take the time for all of us to learn about these famous photographers?  Because when we learn of their styles, their life, their work ethic, what they went through to get to where they became famous, then we as photographers today, will learn as well.  Go to Google, Wikipedia, and learn about their lives.  Hope you enjoyed this, and please share this.
 
 

 
 
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THE ABOVE ARTICLE WAS PARTIALLY WRITTEN BY:  MORRIS PAWTUCKET AND PUBLISHED ORIGINALLY BY PICTURE/CORRECT
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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FAILS

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FAILS

 
SO, HERE IS THE SCENARIO:  YOU HAD PLANS TO GO UP IN THE MOUNTAINS TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE FALL COLORS.  TO BE SPECIFIC, YOU WANT THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF THE “QUAKING ASPEN” MIXED IN WITH THE PINE TREES.  YOU KNOW, THE BEAUTIFUL YELLOW LEAVES, MIXED IN WITH THE DEEP GREEN COLORS OF THE PINE TREES.  AND THEN WHEN YOU GET THERE, YOU FIND THAT, BECAUSE OF AN EARLY COLD STORM, THE QUAKING ASPEN REACTED TO THAT, AND DID NOT TURN YELLOW, BUT AN UGLY BROWN, AND JUST DROPPED THEIR LEAVES TO THE GROUND, AND EVERYTHING WAS UGLY:
Disappointing colors after we arrived in the mountains.
Photo by Lanny Cottrell
OK, SO YOU DROVE OVER AN HOUR TO GET THESE PHOTOS, AND YOU DON’T WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
 
 
TIME TO GET OUT AND “CREATE YOUR OWN SUCCESS”.  LET’S WALK AROUND AND FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO TAKE PICTURES OF.  YOU DO HAVE A FEW TOOLS IN YOUR BAG, LET’S TRY SOME CREATIVE WORK, WITH A LARGE TELEPHOTO LENS:
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Photo by Aaron Cottrell
 

SHOOTING THROUG A GROUP OF ASPEN TREES TO FIND THIS OLD BROKEN DOWN TREE,, TO MAKE THAT THE CENTRAL POINT, BRINGS UP AN INTERESTING SUBJECT THAT MOST PEOPLE MISS IN A USUAL LANDSCAPE PHOTO.  BRINGS UP AN INTERESTING SUBJECT FOR SURE.  PLUS THE TEXTURE OF THE ASPEN TREES,  MAKES FOR A BEAUTIFUL PHOTO.

 
 Photo by Aaron Cottrell
TOO MANY TIMES WE LOOK FOR THE SCENERY, WHEN SOMETIMES THE CLOUDS, OR THE SKY MAY BE THE MAIN SUBJECT IN OUR LANDSCAPE PHOTOS.  THERE ARE A LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO MAKE A LIVING FROM GETTING THE BEST OF THE CLOUDS.  MAKE SURE YOU USE YOUR POLARIZING FILTER TO GET THE BEST OF CLOUDS, AND A RICH BLUE SKY, LIKE THIS ONE ABOVE.
 
Photo by:  Lanny Cottrell
 

LOOK FOR THE STRANGE THINGS IN THE FOREST, THE TREES THAT MAY TAKE ON STRANGE FORMS AS THEY GROW, SUCH AS THIS TWISTY ASPEN, OR EVEN TAKE A LOOK AT THE MARKINGS ON AN ASPEN, SUCH AS THIS:

Photo by :  Lanny Cottrell

 BUT DON’T EVER FEEL LIKE YOU GOT TO SOME PLACE, AND THE PHOTOS YOU WANTED AREN’T THERE.  JUST LOOK FOR ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE SOME PICTURES OF SOMETHING ELSE.  YOU ARE A PHOTOGRAPHER WITH THE EYE TO LOOK FOR SOMETHING ELSE THAT MAY BE ARTISTIC!  A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW, EVEN IF THE ORIGINAL OPPORTUNITY DID NOT ARISE.  KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR NEW THINGS.

Article written by:  Lanny Cottrell

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THE MOST INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPES IN THE WORLD

THE MOST INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPES IN THE WORLD

 

Wandrlust has come up with 11 of the most incredible
landscapes in the world.  Check these out:

1: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Dalene Heck (Hecktic Travels) 

It’s tough to beat the salt flats of Bolivia as one of the greatest landscapes in the world. Salar de Uyuni is a prehistoric lake that has long since dried up, leaving 11,000 square kilometres of crusty, brilliant white salt that looks like ice or snow.

Several islands can be found throughout the salt flats, peppered with cacti. During the rainy season, a thin layer of water sits on top of the flats and magnificently reflects the sky.

It’s a harsh but beautiful landscape, and promises an exceptional adventure like no other you’ll find on the planet.

Photo by:  Theo Allofs/Corbis Documentary/Getty Images

 
2: Namib Desert, Namibia

Chanel Cartell (How Far From Home)

Namibia is one of those sensational gems that really could use some more attention from adventure travelers, landscape photographers and anyone who loves natural beauty.

When you find yourself strolling through the hot desert sand dunes, surrounded by 700-year old trees and native Oryx antelope, you’ll feel like you’re on a different planet. If you can withstand the 45 degree C heat (113 F), you’ll experience something few travellers have ever had the pleasure of witnessing: magical sunsets where wind and sand come together and dance. For us, that is Namibia.

Photo by:  Tiago_Fernandez/iStockphoto/Getty Images


3: Antarctica

Jarryd Salem (NOMADasaurus)

No other place in the world has taken our breath away as dramatically as Antarctica. Ancient glaciers tumble into a glistening sea, reflecting brightly against an unpolluted sky. Enormous icebergs float by majestically, glowing intense hues of blue underneath the water. Black rock mountains rise above the landscape in jagged shards.

Most remarkable of all is the wildlife that inhabits Antarctica, the most undisturbed of any creatures on the planet. Humpback whales, orcas, penguins, sea lions and an abundance of birds roam freely across the white continent.

In terms of adventure it is unrivalled, with the opportunity to go camping, trekking, skiing, diving and even sea kayaking, all great ways to explore the unique landscapes.

Photo by:   Brytta/E+/Getty Images

 
4: Lofoten Islands, Norway

Casey Siemaszko, (A Cruising Couple)

The most picturesque islands we’ve ever visited aren’t in the tropics, but rather 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The Lofoten islands make up an archipelago characterized by the dramatic weather, craggy mountains, stark-red fisherman cabins and jaw-dropping fjords. The landscape is unlike anywhere else we’ve ever been. Not only are the Lofoten islands gorgeous, but they’re also a prime spot to embark on countless adventure activities. From rock climbing to cycling to kayaking, you’ll have no trouble staying active.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Northern Lights, too, if visiting during the winter months.

Photo by: Yannik Waeber/Eyeem/Getty Images

 
5: Rocky Mountains, Canada

Matt Stabile (The Expeditioner)

It’s hard to beat the landscape of the Canadian Rockies, particularly the section straddling the border between Alberta and British Columbia. The snow-capped mountains rise precipitously out of the ground, creating dramatic views as far as the eye can see.

Throw in crystal blue mountain lakes, the occasional geyser and enough peaks to challenge even the most ambitious hiker, and it’s hard to compare the beauty here to anywhere else in the world.

Also, the skiing is great here, and even the ‘normal’ views from the top of the ski runs are unforgettable.

Photo by:  Jordan Siemens/Taxi/Getty Images


6: The Outback, Australia

Anna Phipps (Global Gallivanting) 

The Outback is where I fell in love with Australia. Contrary to popular opinion, there’s actually a lot to see and the Outback is full of life, vegetation and vibrant natural colours. We dodged hundreds of kangaroos and saw emus, goats, pigs and even camels, stopped at ghost like old frontier mining towns, explored prehistoric gorges, saw 3,500 year old Indigenous art work and admired magical sunsets that gave way to spectacular star-filled skies.

The Outback is where Australia is unique, where you can feel the wild, frontier spirit and be awed by the stark beauty and power of nature. The route to Uluru or Ayers Rock, is well worn but there are plenty more offbeat Outback adventures to be had, especially in New South Wales and Queensland. Driving for days or weeks across such vast, remote and untouched landscapes is intimidating but also exhilarating. The freedom and space are intoxicating and the landscape, which changes every 50kms or so, becomes almost hypnotic.

Photo by:  Boy_Anupong/Moment RF/Getty Images

 
7: Patagonia, Chile

Eric Stoen (Travel Babbo)

Chilean Patagonia, and specifically Torres del Paine National Park, has some of the most incredible landscapes I’ve ever seen.

No matter where we went in the national park, the landscapes drew us in and took our breath away. Here, you have everything, including jagged peaks, glaciers, meadows filled with guanacos and rheas (regional bird), lakes, waterfalls and lichen forests.

We also found it was all incredibly kid-friendly, from hiking to horseback riding.

Photo by:  Encrier/iStockphoto/Getty Images

8: Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Juno Kim (Runaway Juno)

It took me years to realize why I’m drawn to glaciers and deserts: I’m in awe of the accumulated time in those areas. Franz Josef Glacier was the first place I actually saw this up-close. My world got so much bigger when I first stepped on the soaring glacier mountains. Wearing heavy-duty hiking books and crampons, I headed out for a full-day of glacier hiking. The smooth and sometimes ridged surface of this ancient ice had the purest colour of blue I’ve ever seen. This is the source of magical coloured glacial lakes in the South Island of New Zealand.

The scenery changed with every step. In fact, the landscape changes daily since the glacier moves. Through ice caves, over crevasses and between glacial walls, we explored this surreal landscape of the Southern Alps.

It rains 240 days a year here, though, so do check the weather before you go.

Photo by:  Jesper B?low/Moment Open/Getty Images


9: Cocora Valley, Colombia

Joao Leitao (Nomad Revelations)

The Cocora Valley occupies part of Los Nevados National Park, located in the Andean subtropical highlands. With its temperate weather, it is also the principal location of the national symbol of Colombia: the protected Quindío palm.

A highly popular destination for seekers of extensive camping and hiking adventures, other outstanding opportunities here include mountain biking, horse riding, rafting, bird watching, scenic flights and river swimming.

Afterwards, savour the diverse preparations offered by Cocora’s restaurants specializing in local freshwater trout.

Photo by: DC_Colombia/iStockphoto/Getty Images

 
10: Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan’s archaeological zone has one of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth. It’s easy to see why so many travellers love it here, especially admiring the view of famous Shwegugyi Pagoda.

All your problems fly away together with the air balloons, which give you unforgettable sunrises or sunsets in this magical area.

Bagan’s sky is always colourful and authentic, like stories in children’s books. You can see the rainbow coloured clouds, starting from orange before purple with a soft pink touch. Such a calm and clear atmosphere is ideal to relax your mind and create new ‘crazy’ travel dreams for realizing in the future.

Photo by:  lkunl/iStockphoto/Getty Images

 
11: Arizona Desert, USA

Charli Moore (Wanderlusters)

Arizona has a reputation for being mostly desert, sand and cacti. However, the state is actually home to some of America’s most striking natural landscapes and picturesque national parks.

From the sheer scale of the Grand Canyon and the iconic Horseshoe Bend to the intricacies of its rock formations like Coyote Buttes and Monument Valley on the border with Utah, which rises unexpectedly from the otherwise smooth desert plane, Arizona is a textured canvas of natural attractions that delight and intrigue even the most well-travelled.

Photo byDanita Delimont/Gallo Images/Getty Images

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wanderlusters.com

(Landscapes are listed in no particular order; numbers don’t equate to rankings)

Thanks again to Wanderlusters.com for the use of their photos.  Which was also

published by  msn.com on their main page.

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