Photographer Profiles

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Russian photographer Kristina Makeeva decided to spend three days exploring frozen Lake Baikal, the deepest, oldest, and cleanest lake on Earth. While walking the frozen surface of the lake, she made these captivating Images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Without a camera in his hand, Josiah Launstein looks like any other 13-year-old. But while boys his age are watching video games, cruising around on skateboards, or trying to impress girls, this talented kid is out in the field shooting truly epic wildlife photos.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve covered rocket launch photographers before but none of them have been like John Kraus. Kraus is an 18-year-old photographer who has earned international fame capturing stunning images of rocket launches.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Amateur photographer Colin Lowe is serious about pinhole photography, and he’s also pretty keen about constructing his own cameras. For this project the Australian made a working, “edible” camera from a potato, a tomato paste can, two 35mm film canisters and a refrigerator magnet.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2016  |  0 comments

Tirthankar Gupta is a self-described “cubicle dweller” in his job as a systems engineer for a Kolkata-based consulting company. But when he removes his suit to expose an imaginary superman disguise, he becomes a powerful photographer who can scale any assignment in a leaping bound.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Toby Harvard calls himself a “fetish photographer” and he takes an unconventional approach to portraiture with his neon-lit images. His vibrant photographs often break the rules of composition, which is one reason his work is so interesting.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Today marks the 116th birthday of Ansel Adams (February 20, 1902-April 22, 1984), a passionate environmentalist and one of the most iconic image-makers of our time. Were he alive today, Adams would no doubt be somewhere in Yosemite Valley, and he’d likely be pioneering new forms of photography—perhaps in the digital darkroom.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Woody Allen is often credited with saying that 80 percent of success in life is showing up. For many photographers, that means showing up effectively in social media.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 11, 2018  |  0 comments

Inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s quote, “I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it,” photographer Mandira Bahl set off in early 2017 to document the lives and rides of Sirens MC, New York City’s oldest and largest women’s biker group. We recently caught up with Bahl to find out more about the project and how she became interested in telling the story of these “Tough Beauties.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve featured several “toy photographers” on Shutterbug.com before and the amazing scenes they create with action figures and a little creative ingenuity never ceases to amaze. Los Angeles-based Mitchel Wu is one such photographer.

Lou Jacobs Jr.  |  Aug 23, 2014  |  0 comments

When Yiming Hu was a freshman in college he rented a camera and fell in love with photography. After he moved from China to the United States he was drawn to landscape and travel photography and learned advanced photo techniques from books, magazines, the Internet, and lots of experience. Today he works as a computer engineering professor at the University of Cincinnati doing research, and as a second career he shoots landscapes and travel subjects in many locations to satisfy his photo appetite. I spoke with him recently about his work.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Genaro Bardy is a versatile Paris-based freelancer specializing in travel, portrait, wildlife, concert, and street photography. While all his work is commendable, Bardy’s late-night cityscapes of secluded streets are particularly noteworthy.

Jack Neubart  |  Jun 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Travel and nature photographer John Shaw lives his dream, traveling the world with his camera, without deadlines or obligations. His images go toward stock sales worldwide, in addition to being used in his many books. While he doesn’t shoot on assignment, magazine editors familiar with Shaw’s work will come to him when needed, or he’ll occasionally pitch story ideas to them when planning a trip.

Jack Neubart  |  May 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Ami Vitale travels the world to capture those aspects of life we don’t ordinarily see. She helps us understand other peoples, their cultures, lifestyles, and traditions. She’s not afraid to take the journey, regardless of the perils she may face. And she comes away from the experience with images she shares with the world, much of it for National Geographic.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Trevor Pottelberg’s “Lighthouse Project” proves that you needn’t travel far from home to create a spectacular photo essay. The Canadian landscape photographer spent an entire year photographing the same lighthouse near his home in Brownsville, Ontario with absolutely beautiful, and different, results.

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