Portrait Photographers I Love

As a keen portrait photographer I spend a lot of my time chasing my idols. At least online.

So I thought I would share with you all some of my fav portrait photographers so that you can get a glimpse inside my mind and theirs and learn what it is that makes a great photographer great.

My List of Portrait Geniuses

There are so many photographers in the world today, but so few that are really standing out.

Yuri Yasada

One of my favorite is Yuri Yasuda. He is a Japanese genius.

Simplicity is the key, or course, but with a little creativity his portraits have taken the world by storm. Below is one of my favorite images of all time.

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Sarah Cheng-de Winne

Another of the starts in portraiture is indeed Sarah. She has a way with the camera, and Photoshop of course, that makes her photos pop.

If only I could get my portraits looking as amazing as hers I would open my studio in New York sooner rather than later!

Here is one of my favorite portraits from her that certainly will inspire you to shoot more often!

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Alessandro Rochhi

One of the few real life photographers out there, Alessandro manages to capture things as they happen. And he also manages to portray life as it is. Few frills are added.

His recent series of an Italian summer beach holiday really got my attention and the image below is very indicative of his style. Enjoy

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Simon Powell

Simon is more of a photographer of models, but I still think we can all learn something from him. His way of capturing the emotion of the moment really appeals to me, and perhaps will to you to.

Be sure to head over to his website when it is updated and see what he has to offer, you won’t be disappointed.

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The end

Those are four of my favorite photographers that deal mainly with portraits and style. So if you want to learn a thing or two about photography then I recommend you follow their latest stuff as well.

You will not be disappointed that is for sure.

If you have any other suggestions for photographers that I would be following too, be sure to drop me a line.

Yours

Kim

 

 

 

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 Why Photography is here to stay

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I have heard a lot of people pronounce the death of photography many times over the years.

Whether it was because of the invention of the computer, or now because of the cameras in smartphones.

People always find a reason why something’s time is up, and now is the new time of the …. insert your favorite new toy here.

But I strongly believe photography is here to stay. Of course I have a vested interest in it, but here are a few reasons why I think it is not going away anytime soon.

Reasons Photography Won’t Die

The number one reasons I think photography is here to stay are:

  • people love being in control of their own memories and experiences.
  • reminders of life’s best moments will always hang on your wall
  • art is continuously evolving, but still photography is one of the number one mediums

So why would you want to get involved in photography or even use photography for yourself?

Reasons to use Photography in your life

If you have a big event coming up you might want to record that momentous occasion in one form or another.

Video is a great medium for such things, but the problem is that no one has time to watch the whole even again, live.

So then you need to hire someone to take the video and condense it into the best moments. That can work, but what if some of the other best moments are lost?

That is when photography comes into it’s own. You can always take pictures of the most important parts of the event and then select yourself at a later date. Unlike with video, you do not need an editor, you can just use yourself.

Portraits

One of the best ways to record a family’s growth is with the occasional portrait that you can hang on the wall.

Whether it is the birth of your chile, or an award or graduation. Portraits can be a fantastic momento that you can simply hang on the wall and remember forever.

I can help you remember

So if you need a professional to help you with your next life changing event or magical moment, you might want to get in touch and invite me to that event.

Not only will it be recorded forever, but I can portray you or your family at it’s best. Which is always something we want at such times in our lives.

Just head on over to my contact page, and send me a request. I will be in touch asap.

All the best

Kim

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