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There is a world of inspirational photography on the web. Here are some of the sites I find interesting.
I first came across Andy Mumford’s work whilst reading Neutral Density magazine (which by the way is a great online website for photography). Andy had written a number of very comprehensive and informative articles so I thought I would take a look at his site.
His work is excellent and very striking. The scenes are dramatic and colour and lighting is always special. I immediately felt at one with is vision when browsing the site. His work seems to be very close to what I am trying to achieve with my own images. Well worth visiting and also check out the Neutral Density Magazine website.
Steves work has provided me with much inspiration over the years being one of my early photographic heroes. He has some excellent colour work on his site but it is his B&W pinhole work that really impresses. Some of these images are simply stunning. As an owner myself of a Zero Image pinhole camera I appreciate how difficult it is to create a good image never mind something as beautiful as these. I have also attended one of Steves courses and can thoroughly recommend him as a super teacher and great value for money.
I first came across George Barrs' excellent photography when I read his book "Take your Photography to the Next Level". By the way, if you haven't seen this book I suggest you check the Books section of my site. If you are at all interested in Fine Art Photography, that you would actually want to hang on your walls, then you will find a very unique and appealing style in his work. I find his industrial images particularly engaging.
I have recently become much more interested in Fine Art Photography and in particular black and white landscape work. Whilst researching the work of other photographers, I came across an interview with Mitch in ND Magazine. His work is truely amazing and offers something very unique. I definately recomend a visit to his web site.
I came across Andrews work recently when he had an exhibition at Urbis in Manchester. Reality Hack, Hidden Manchester shows some stunning images of subject matter I love to look at and explore myself. His style is very unique and very fresh. I showed some friends and they agreed - "Amazing work".
I recently came across Peter Carrs' Vanilla Days web site when researching HDR Photography. This link is to an excellent 'How to...' guide on the subject. The images on the site are fantastic and I would definately encourage you to visit and spend time browsing.
Another fantastic web site that I found entirely by accident. I was actually searching for images of Blackpool Pier having shot some myself and wanting to confirm which pier was which. The Pier images I found on this site are simply stunning. Chromasia is the work of David Nightingale and there are regular updates and an excellent blogg. Highly recomended.
Colin is best known for his photographs of Scotland depicting some of the most exiting and extreme conditions. Fantastic work including stunning panoramic images.
For me Joe is the ultimate landscape photographer. His work is simply stunning and his books well worth reading. A true master dedicated to his craft.
Where I started my Photographic education. Lee has published many good books on the subject and is clearly a very talented author and photographer as you will see from his web site. He is also a really nice guy who is great at passing on his knowledge to others.
I only came across Michael's work recently and purely by chance. This site has really captured my imagination and encouraged me to produce more monochrome imagery.
Peter's work was again introduced to me by a friend who had purchased some images during a trip to New York. His work is charactorised by stunning and highly saturated landscape images and you eitehr love or hate this style of work. Must say having visited two of his galleries myself recently the quality is breathtaking. The internet doesn't do justice to his work.
A creative approach to photography coupled with technical excellence. His book on chasing the light and accompanying DVD that can be purchased are excellent. They are packaed with information but conveyed in a very easy style.
Will Cheung has played a massive part in the development of photography through his role as Editor on some of the best UK Photographic Magazines. I also own a couple of books by Will including a good Landscape Photography guide. Recently I came across his web site and there are some excellent images in here. The Landscapes are particularly distinctive and put a great new twist on some favorite locations.
Many Lenscraft members have their own photography sites. If you are a member with your own web site and you would like to exchange links please contact me via the Contact page so I can add your details below.
Ian is a fine art photographer based in the north of England. When I viewed his site I immediately recognised the locations and connected with his work. His passion for these subjects is evident in his work but its his vision that intrigues me. I like the monochrome work, especially in the urban settings but when I viewed the colour work from Manchester I was blown away. Sorry Ian, but I'm going to steal some of your vision for myself.
I am based in the centre of the south coast of England just north of Portsmouth. I have a passion for landscape photography. I also have a great love for teaching photography & offer lessons for both camera use & PhotoShop techniques. I am just in the process of setting up with a colleague of mine to offer full day photography shoots in my part of the world.
Jeff is a British landscape photographer based in South West France. His website is dedicated to imegary of Gascony.
I've been taking photographs for more than 30 years, starting on film and progressing to the inevitable world of digital imaging. I could tell you about the cameras I use but I don't believe the camera makes the photographer - it's just a tool for capturing the user's vision. Being able to 'see' the picture you want to capture is the key skill; what to leave out as much as what to include in the frame. Using the camera to capture that picture is secondary. I photograph anything that catches my eye, from landscapes to buildings, from flowers to snails, from doorknobs to drainpipes.
And here are the links to the web sites a group of friends with whom I often photograph. Well worth taking a look as they are all great photographers in their own right. You might even recognise some of them from magazine articles and competitions.
A fine Photographer who was in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2008 exhibition. Now also in the 2009 exhibition.
Steve is a great photographer and a wizard in the darkroom. His black and white prints are great. I don't think I have ever met a photographer who is more dedicated to his work than Steve. He has however taken the decision to close his website to concentrate on photography. Here then is his flickr account which he still uses.
Ed is a perfectionist and his work shows it. He has mastered Medium Format photography, working mainly with film and scanning his transparencies and negs.
Cath is a wonderful photographer. Her work has a peace and tranquility that makes you want to sink into the scene.