What I have listed here are just some of the well-known photographers who can represent in their fields or styles. There are many more in the world for you to discover. It is important to practice if you want to get good at doing something. However, it is also important to study from other successful people to gain more knowledge and inspiration.

Adams, Ansel

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Born in 1902 in San Francisco, Ansel Adams served as one of the first photographers to capture the spirit of the American west on film. His portfolios include an extensive study of the small and grand details of Yosemite National Park, the Big Sur Coast, the Sierra Nevada, the American Southwest and America's National Parks.His work also includes portraiture, architectural studies, and commercial illustration. The diversity, evolution in style, and the historical context of his work makes Ansel Adams one of the most prolific and historically significant photographers of our time."

 

Avenaim, Jerry

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'Jerry Avenaim Photography' Throughout his career Jerry Avenaim's photographs have been seen in almost every major magazine worldwide, including Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair and In Style. His advertising clients have included, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Phat Farm, Guess, Durasoft, Pella Windows and Warner Bros. With the characteristic variety of mood and tone so evident in his fashion work Jerry Avenaim's celebrity photographs organically combine the sensitivity and vulnerability of his subjects with his ability to bring out their often uninhibited and gregarious personalities. Los Angeles, Cal.

 

Blair, Jonathan

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'Crocodile Fotos'. His first published photographs in the National Geographic Magazine included new images from Yosemite National Park and California. Soon after his internship, Blair traveled to Asia Minor, Africa and Europe -- all for the National Geographic Society. During one assignment he actually sailed across the Sahara Desert, and was presented with a medal for his achievement by the President of Mauritania! During the 1970s he established himself as a contract photographer with the Society, and began specializing in adventure stories that took him from the Berkshires to the Mediterranean. He also developed new skills in underwater photography . During the past five years he has been working on a series of articles about the Rise of Life on earth for the National Geographic. The most recent story ? Pterosaurs: Lords of the Ancient Skies, appears in the May 2001 issue. In between assignment photography he also shoots for advertising agencies, and is currently doing research for a fiction book about lost WW II treasure. Wilmington, Delaware.

 

Comte, Michel

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Michel Comte has established himself at the forefront of the international photographic community. His work appears regularly in U.S. , Italian and German Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue and Vanity Fair. Michel Comte's commercial clients include GianFranco Ferre, Armani, Givenchy, Nine West, BMW and Revlon to name a few."

 

 

 

 

Dennis, Nigel

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Nigel Dennis Wildlife Photography. We are a 'full service image library representing my own work plus that of my partner Roger de la Harpe. We specialise in anything African - wildlife, scenery and people/culture, with well over 70,000 prime images on file. Our site also has an extensive "Photo tips" (over 10,000 words!) section to help photographers visiting our continent.

 

La Chapelle, David

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LaChapelle Photography". "David LaChapelle is an experienced photographer, specializing in the areas of weddings, family portraits, children, and commercial assignments. His studio has a strong background in the area of customer service. He attended the University of Massachusetts where he was on the National Honor Society and earned a B.A. in Secondary Education and majored in graphic arts and photography. He then went on to the New England School of Professional Photography (NEIPPE) and entered the masters program. In print competition he won Ribbon Awards for Merits. From 1991 to 1994 he apprenticed with Derby Studio in Salem, Massachusetts and then went on to open his own studio which has been meeting the photographic needs of the local community since 1994". Salem, MA.

 

Warren, Richard

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1979 Moved to New York - Assisted fashion photographers 79-85, including Dennis Piel, Bill King, Robert Mapplethorphe, and numerous others - traveling from New York to Paris several times a year. 1984 Reportage in South Africa "Human Condition". 1985-86 lived in Milan, Italy. 1986-87 lived in Sydney, Australia. 1985 - Current. ?fashion publication was 30 pages of Italian couture (including Valentino) ?Photographed in Rome, Italy - studio & location and published by Italian Bazaar. ? Numerous fashion magazines, catalogues and advertsing campaigns. ? Represented by Bernstein & Andriulli, and Alan Hardy of New York. Various fashion magazines from 12 countries; including Iceland, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, as well as Italy, France, Australia, U.S. and Canada. American Vogue, Italian Vogue, Italian Bazaar, Australian Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Self, Mirabella, Garden Design and numerous other international publications. Conde Nast, Hearst. Danish Photo Museum - Hering, Denmark. Portrait Gallery - Netherlands. Varous private collections.

Wier, Nevada

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Nevada Wier is an award winning photographer specializing in the remote corners of the globe and the cultures that inhabit them. She is a Fellow of 'The Explorer's Club' and a photographer with 'The Image Bank' and Corbis. Her work has been published in numerous national and international publications, including: 'GEO', 'Islands', 'National Geographic', 'Outdoor Photographer', 'Outside', and 'Smithsonian'. Nevada's books are 'The Landof Nine Dragons'; - Vietnam Today,photography from contemporary Vietnam, winner of the Lowell Thomas Best Travel Book of 1992 award, and 'Adventure Travel Photography'. She was a participating photographer in 'A Day in the Life of Thailand' and 'Planet Vegas'. Nevada instructs photography workshops for 'The Santa Fe Workshops' and other educational institutions. She also leads special photography tours with 'Mountain Travel Sobek'. Nevada Wier co-founded and instructed the nation-wide one day travel and adventure travel workshop, 'Visual Journeys'. Nevada was recently featured in a 'National Geographic TV Explorer' episode on her travels down the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. She was also featured in three episodes of 'ESPN's Canon Photo Safaris', shot on location in South Africa with actor, Sam Waterston. Nevada is a regular guest on The Travel Channel and was featured in a 1996 'Northwest Airlines' international television and print ad campaign.