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EasyEd
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« on: February 28, 2009, 11:32:52 AM »
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Hey All,

I've a question for you.

Who creates (in terms of a final processed black and white and or color product) landscape and nature photographs like you want to?

We are all aware of the great master's like Ansel Adams but who are the contemporary photographer's out there doing inspiring work from your point of view? I'm looking for a way to find those photographers whose work I can work on trying to learn from by trying to learn or figure out some of the techniques they use. You all can help.

So I'd appreciate it if you could list a photographer or 2 that inspires you - hopefully that has a website or blog that I/we could view. Go ahead and include yourself if it fits.

So far in my casting about looking I found Gale Rainwater - much of what he?/she? does absolutely awe inspiring - looking for more.

TIA! -Ed-
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 11:46:11 AM »
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Just to throw out one of each.

Mitch Dobrowner for B+W.

Jim Brandenburg for Color.

(Also been loving this site ...  http://www.vanessawinship.com/projects.php )
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 03:18:20 PM »
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Hey All,

I'm going to try and look through the photographers suggested and see how they strike me and comment as I have time.

First both those guys are great! I saw a "wall hanger" on both sites - Bison in a Blizzard (resolute unstoppable immediately came to mind) from Brandenberg and Civilization from DoBrowner (yes civilization really does cower under the timelessness - mountains - and power - weather - of Mother Nature thought came immediately to mind). The ability to "see" and produce these images is awesome. The Winship site didn't do a lot for me although it is really good photo documentary stuff.

What I'm after is the technical expertise of guys like these coupled with an achievement of that certain dynamic balance (for example - between power and serenity - IMO there are other balances as well) to create "wall hangers". And when an image can convey such a clear message like those two did it's just the icing on the cake. I think most of Rainwater's images achieve that balance. Some might think the color "overdone" and perhaps in some cases it is but my "gut feel" is better to err on the side of a little extra rather than too little most of the time. The expertise is in knowing which to do when and how to do it. Here is a link to Rainwater.

http://www.galerainwater.com/gallery/default.html

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Just to throw out one of each.

Mitch Dobrowner for B+W.

Jim Brandenburg for Color.

(Also been loving this site ...  http://www.vanessawinship.com/projects.php )
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 04:24:20 PM »
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Josef Hoflehner.  Google him.  His work is outstanding!  His books are well worth the money too.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009, 04:59:49 PM »
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Hey All,

Outstanding as well. Not really my thing as abstract minimalist work stressing dynamic balance between a few elements isn't what I'm after but that said I really liked his Iceland portfolio as to me minimalism just "fits" with my mental picture of Iceland. For me images like Black Church and Grave - Well I'd be honoured to have created that picture and have it framed. Many of his other portfolio folders also gravitate toward abstract art in extracting elements from very busy landscapes while I'm more interested in the whole landscape rather than just a few elements. That said I'd like to be even 1% as good at what I want to do as he is as what he does.

-Ed-

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2009, 11:36:38 PM »
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Hi.

Download the B&W catalogs from here:

http://www.mitchellkphotos.com/catalog.html

Some amazing stuff there.

Mat.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2009, 12:21:30 PM »
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Hey All,

WOW! Really amazing photos. I like most everything I saw there although I suspect the colors are probably overdone for some peoples tastes. In a similar fashion I often wondered if Jousuf Karsh's portraits (see Einstein) were ever "overdone" for some people's tastes?

I have to wonder about post processing on these. I don't know if a camera ever brings such vibrant colors to the fore without post-processing. Film rarely did - digital is a whole new world. I wonder how many if any of those images have undergone "pseudo-HDR" style processing? Great stuff!

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Hi.

Download the B&W catalogs from here:

http://www.mitchellkphotos.com/catalog.html

Some amazing stuff there.

Mat.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2009, 12:29:21 PM »
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I second Dark Penguin's nomination of Mitch Dobrowner (Mitch Dobrowner) for B&W and add William Neill for color (William Neill Photography).
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2009, 12:51:26 PM »
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Charles Cramer (www.charlescramer.com) and Edgar Angelone (www.angelonestudio.com)
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2009, 04:37:13 PM »
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It should also be noted that our benefactor at these forums, Mr. Reichmann, does pretty well in both B+W and color and has a pair of folios (one in color and one in B+W) available at lenswork.com.  There is also a B+W folio available from Mitch Dobrowner there as well.
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2009, 01:25:26 AM »
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Elizabeth Carmel is one of my favourite photographers.
http://www.elizabethcarmel.com/

Mike.

Also some like Charles Cramer, who have already been mentioned.
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2009, 11:05:11 AM »
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Charlie Waite for color.

Mitch Dobrowner (yes, yet another vote) for B&W.

Simon Marsden for weird stuff.

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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2009, 08:24:12 PM »
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Here in Florida I would suggest two-
John Moran  http://www.johnmoranphoto.com/index.html  and
Clyde Butcher  http://www.clydebutcher.com/
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2009, 10:50:24 AM »
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A new one for me, Mr P, and very strange too.

I get the instant impression that the work could only have been done by a woman. I also think that itīs a shame that the pictures that grab me the most are devoid of captions whereas the ones that donīt really require them do have them!

Reminded me instantly of this one, which you might already know:

http://www.nuribilgeceylan.com

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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2009, 11:02:48 AM »
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A new one for me, Mr P, and very strange too.

I get the instant impression that the work could only have been done by a woman. I also think that itīs a shame that the pictures that grab me the most are devoid of captions whereas the ones that donīt really require them do have them!
I think she was listed in the Guardian or some other limey paper/web site.  I found it over at the online photographer.

Isn't the caption thing odd?  I suppose the ones that grab you let you apply any story you want to them so why ruin them with a narrative that might not be as interesting.

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Reminded me instantly of this one, which you might already know:

http://www.nuribilgeceylan.com

Ooo!  Forgot about that site!
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