Sean Pressley is a photographer from Charleston, SC currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work acts as a survey of the black experience drawing inspiration from his middle class upbringing, often exploring gray areas, states of rest, and periods of informality. His works include portraits, landscapes, and documentary works, as well as staged representations which resemble documents resulting in a stylized, slightly embellished depiction of reality.https://seanwpressley.format.com
Maria Lax is a London-based photographer originally from a small town in Northern Finland. She is known for her use of color and experimental camera techniques. Recent clients include British Telecom, Virgin Records, Glass Magazine, Panasonic, and Maya Njie perfumes. Her work has been exhibited and published worldwide. Maria is one of the winners of British Journal Photography’s Female in Focus awards 2019, a finalist for PHMuseum Photography grant 2020, and the LensCulture Portrait Awards.https://maria-lax.format.com
Patrick was born 1972 in Aachen/Germany and grew up in Germany, Ghana and Belgium. He initially studied filmmaking in Berlin and worked with artists like Wim Wenders, Rosa von Praunheim and Shirin Neshat. He then moved to Switzerland, working as Head of Marketing and Chief Operating Officer in the sports and fashion industry, while continuously realizing professional shootings published in print magazines, advertisements and catalogues.https://patrick-lambertz.format.com
Elena Paraskeva is an international Conceptual Photographer and Art Director and most recently an official ADOBE instructor. She loves to create surrealistic conceptual work bathed in colour and is often inspired by everyday life and popular culture. She has exhibited her work in NYC, London, Paris and other major cities and has been published on the cover and pages of a multitude of international photography publications such as Fotografare, PDN, Dodho, Photography Masterclass, UK Times etchttps://elenaparaskeva.format.com
Jamie Kronick is a fine art & editorial portrait photographer based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. In his photographic work he creates compelling, at times haunting pieces that reveal personality by linking the physicality of place to the internal individuality of each subject.https://jamiekronick.format.com
In fine art photography, beauty, balance and aesthetics are even more important than in other types of photography. Since fine art photographs are often displayed as art pieces, one of the most important fine art photography tips is to become familiar with the rules of composition, since these will help your images look as appealing as possible to the eye. Of course, rules are made to be broken, and some of the most interesting photographs defy rules of composition such as symmetry. However, to effectively break the rules, you should first understand them.
Yin is a photo and video artist from China, who currently resides in Beijing. She received her MFA degree in San Francisco Art Institute where she studied photography, video and sound art. Her major focus is about portraits, emotions, the philosophy of life, humor, meaningful and meaningless state. Her art styles varies and changes with times, but is most often imaginary.https://michelleqin.format.com
Quinn Saine's passion for the California Coast is the overwhelming theme throughout their work. Saine's photographic collection varies from ultra-long exposures, traditional astrophotography, and ocean abstractions. Whether the photograph provides immense detail, a simple aesthetic, bold or muted colors, each image clings to its own unique ephemeral moment. Their intention is to create a visceral response of tranquility and awe that the ocean gifts to all of us.https://quinnsaine.format.com
Janne Amalie Svit (1978) is a Norwegian photographer living in the countryside of Norway. She has 20 years of experience as a professional photographer and is a graduate from Kent Institute of Art and Design in England and Norwegian School of Photography. Svit work is nurtured by her relationship to her surroundings in the north, in what many think of as in the middle of nowhere.Her work can be seen as a visual diary, investigating motherhood, dystopia and the Human Condition.https://jannesvit.format.com
White is the winner of PDN’s Objects of Desire award, attended several artist residencies, and exhibited throughout North America and Europe, including at the art fairs Scope Miami, Spectrum Miami, and Photo LA. Her work has been published in PDN, The Brooklyn Rail, Village Voice, Cut Me Up, FAYN, and Uncertain States. White holds an MFA in Photography and Related Media from SVA in New York, a Post Baccalaureate in Photography from the San Francisco Art institute, and a BA in English Literaturehttps://naomiwhitephoto.format.com
Katya Ilina is a London and Toronto based artist working at the intersection of portrait, fashion and observational photography genres. Her works explore themes of identity expression, gender, and the human condition in the context of social and cultural change. Ilina has exhibited in the UK, Canada, and South Korea, including Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021, where she received the 3rd prize.https://katyailina.format.com
Milana Burdette is an LA-based photographer and multidisciplinary artist exploring the dualities of masculine and feminine energy. Through installation design, camera modification, and utilizing alternative processes, she crafts a mood that directly aligns itself as a parallel to her fascination with the complexities of the human psyche. This can be observed in the way she manipulates light to reclaim control over the structure of an image; while capturing the alluring essence of her subjects.https://milanaburdette.format.com
You might get tempted to splash out on all the best equipment, lenses, and camera bodies. However, the best equipment is the equipment you already have. Focus on creating interesting, beautiful images with your current camera set up, and then you can slowly add equipment as you get a better sense of what you actually need to create the images you want to capture.
Chris Lewtas is a British photographer and filmmaker whose work offers reflection on identity and social communication. Chris challenges perception of the ‘self’ and employs personal moments that result in intimate scenes of the everyday. By combining production techniques loyal to film production Chris produces detailed tableaux on a large scale.https://chris-fubx.format.com
Izabella Provan (b. 1993) is a photographer living in Portland, Maine. She received a BFA from the Maine College of Art in 2015. Her images examine privacy, space, censorship, and contradictions in gray areas. Utilizing analog, digital, and experimental processes, Provan is concerned by an isolated existence and makes work that inspects the middle ground in the presence of anticipation, the fear of the unknown. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally by the PhoPa Gallery in Maine,https://izabellaprovan.format.com
Mikael Owunna is a queer Nigerian American multi-media artist, filmmaker, and engineer. Exploring the intersections of visual media with engineering, optics, Blackness, and African cosmologies, his work seeks to elucidate an emancipatory vision of possibility that pushes people beyond all boundaries, restrictions, and frontiers.https://mikael-owunna.format.com
Emily earned her B.F.A. in Photography at the School of Visual Arts, NYC. Before fully dedicating her time to the visual arts she earned her B.A. in Psychology. Emily’s work is heavily influenced by her experience as a woman and is fascinated by gender relations. Her enduring interest lies in the space between the human experience and reality. The intangible fuzzy cloud that allows us to continue forward as we rotate between functional ignorance and the horror of realization.https://emily-larsen.format.com
For years Zsolt Kóté was photographing everything. No projects, just enjoying the process of learning to paint with lenses and lights. After so many years in agony to find what really interest him, he finally realized the first project: The Inexpressible Projects. Right now Zsolt is working on the Unexplainable Mystery of the Miraculous Manifestation of the Immeasurable Unknown project which involves publishing his first photo book.https://zsolophoto.format.com
Unlike other kinds of photography where you might just start snapping and see what you come up with, fine art photography is typically more intentional and conceptual. This means that before you start shooting, taking some time to think about the concept behind your work will make your final images stronger. A good way to collect your shots is to write an artist statement for a particular project before shooting. You can always edit it later, but having a clear intention in your mind can provide valuable clarity when shooting.
Alexa Telano is an analog driven photographer whom is making work about the human condition. Her background in photojournalism fueled a deeper passion for examining the effects that trauma has on the body and psyche. This is subsequently reflected in the way she photographs both the human form and landscapes. She is primarily based in Queens, NY with a BFA in Photography, Pratt Institute, class of May 2016.https://alexatelano.format.com
Naraphat Sakarthornsap (Bangkok, Thailand) lives and works in Bangkok. In many of his works, Naraphat Sakarthornsap presents stories of social inequality through photographs, in which flowers play the leading role. Other important elements in his exhibits are the mysterious letters and words he intentionally titled his photos, each of which is delicately and meaningfully interconnected. He did so as those messages cannot be explicitly spoken or displayed due to the constraints of the society.https://naraphatsakarthornsap.format.com
Almudena Romero is a visual artist working with a wide range of photographic processes from early printing techniques such as cyanotype, salt printing or wet plate collodion, to newly developed technologies. Her practice uses photographic processes to reflect on issues relating to identity, representation and ideology. These are fibre-based silver gelatin prints (traditional black and white photographic paper) manually developed in darkroom conditions so the unexposed silver becomes a mirror.https://almudenaromero.format.com
Lucía Herrero studied Architecture, Photography and Physical Theater. This shaped Lucia as the artist she is now. Her photographic work has won international prizes and her images are exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and photography festivals. Over the last years she has developed an approach to documentary photography called by her Antropología Fantástica. It is a mixture between social science and artistic intervention. She researches storytelling in photography.https://lucia-herrero.format.com
Try playing around with your shutter speed to create new, artistic effects. This is one of the best fine art tips if you’re capturing water or another rapidly moving subject, since a slower shutter speed will transform an ordinary scene into something much more captivating. One thing to keep in mind when slowing down your shutter speed is that you’ll need a tripod to avoid your whole image being wobbly.
Isabella Richter wants to amaze people with the incredible beauty and diversity of plant foods. Her macro photographs of most underrated and overlooked everyday foods are meant to spark the viewer's imagination. The ingredients she is using in the kitchen inspire the creation and after the photoshoots, the props are being eaten. Isabella has extended her work to mixed media art, which opens up even more possibilities.https://isabella-richter.format.com
Dyanne Wilson is a visual and documentary artist based in Ottawa. Having been raised in a military family, much of her childhood was spent around Northern Canadian landscapes. This sparked an inspiration to explore the themes of “stillness and meaning” in her work. Dyanne’s work primarily focuses on the relationship between nature and environment. Her prints have been featured in a list of exhibitions across Canada, in addition to being featured in private collections around the globe.https://dyanne-wilson-crld.format.com
Todd R Forsgren uses photography to examine themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of the landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history. To do so, he employs a range of approaches, from documentary strategies to experimental techniques. Todd's photographs have been featured in National Geographic, Slate, Wired, The Guardian, Nature, New Scientist, and TIME's Lightbox, to name a few.https://toddforsgren.format.com
Charlotta Hammar is a Swedish photographer based in Styrsö, Gothenburg. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Gothenburg in 2020. Charlotta’s work contains beautiful, kaleidoscopic images of many subjects — including objects, people, landscapes, foliage, and more. She believes that photography has the possibility to create and present an alternative, visual world based on a photographer's inner visual world. Through photography, she tries to mediate her view of the world.https://charlottahammar.format.com
John Lucarelli is a self-taught photographer whose work revolves around his life at the ocean. His imagery is saturated with color and symmetric in composition. Based in Newport Beach, California, John likes to shoot film as much as possible and loves experimenting with different techniques as he travels the globe in search of adventures.https://john-nqml.format.com
Lucy Shortman's work explores how visual language can be communicated using surface, color and texture within and of the photograph. The inclusion of the body exploits theatricality and personal privacy. My approach is to create emotional triggers this creating a fictional, immersive experience for the viewer.https://lucy-shortman.format.com
More than many other types of photography, fine art photography lends itself well to being printed and displayed just like any other artwork. This is a good idea if you want to make some extra passive income with your photography by offering prints for sale in the ecommerce part of your portfolio website. Also, if you dream of seeing your work on the walls of a gallery, you’ll have to get it off the screen and into the real world. By printing your works on a smaller scale first, you’ll get familiar with different paper types, printing techniques, and printers you know and trust with your work.
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