Photographers Over the Years
From the first cameras that took eight hours to produce a photo to the digital images we can generate instantly today, photographers have given us a plethora of famous shots that enhance our lives. Good images show a picture; great photos produce a feeling or thought, or catch the colors, textures and details of an event.
This guide leads us down the path to learn what it takes to become a great photographer through the biographies of famous photographers. Look into the lives of camera-bearing people that have caught history on film. War pictures to fashion shoots and prestigious people to landscapes, these photographers have captured pictures that evoke emotion and details of the world around us, leading us to a better understanding of faraway places.
In the world of fashion, photographs are the key to marketing the latest trends, colors and textures. A fashion photographer can capture the model's expression as well, in a light that gets across the clothing attitude and depth. These biographies of famous photographers of the clothing world provide an in-depth look into what it takes to get started in the world of fashion.
- Irving Penn of Vogue
- Richard Avedon – Portrait & Fashion Photographer
- Edward Steichen – Fashion & Color Photography
- Tony Frissell, Nigel Baker, Albert Watson & Helmut Newton Biographies
The Art of Portrait Photography
Portrait photography has captured many a famous face over the years. Since the introduction of the camera, photographers in this genre have dug deep into the souls of their subjects through a simple twinkle in the eye, a smile or even stern facial features. The emotions a good photographer picks up through body language or facial expressions speaks volumes in the sentiments behind the picture. Learn about photographers who have given us the gift of capturing moods and moments in time are featured through articles and pictures for a better understanding of how it is they got their start.
- Biographies of Yosef Karsh, Cindy Sherman, Annie Liebovitz, & Diane Arbus
- Cindy Sherman – Famous Portrait Magician
- Famous Baby Photographers
- Mood Photographers Made Famous
- Baron Wolman of Rolling Stone
- An Innovative Woman – Jill Greenberg
- The Controversies of Sally Mann
- Native American Culture Through the Eyes of Edward S. Curtis
- A Candid Look at People Through the Work of Alfred Eisentaedt
Famous names in nature photography have caught amazing views of animals and plant life in close up form, allowing us to study and view the world around us. Without nature photographers, we wouldn't have the stunning images in National Geographic and magazines of the nature genre to learn from and enjoy.
How did photographers make a name for themselves in this category? The “eye of the tiger” and wrinkles of an elephant are caught in natural settings photogs who got their start through hard work, humble beginnings and patience. Find out more about some of the most famous nature photographers in the world.
- Frans Lanting; Biography of a Famous National Geographic Nature Photographer
- The Greatest Nature Photographers
- Exploring Famous Photographers of Black & White Nature Shots
- Horsing Around – Famous Photographs & Photographers of Horses
- Eadweard Muybridge – Animals & Locomotion
- Wildlife & Life Photography of Art Wolfe
- Jim Brandenburg: Nature & Wildlife Environmental Conservationalist & Photographer
Places or items in our landscapes that we may not normally consider artistic are brought to our attention through the works of great photographers. They capture the art of concrete buildings against a beautiful sunset or skylines that reveal amazing lines and details. A good artist's eye encases the cold feeling of cities with warm feelings brought out through color, lines and texture. Discover how they got their beginnings in giving us pictures that are still admired today and will be throughout history, all through the eyes of a camera.
- Biography of a Landscape Photographer – Ansel Adams
- Christopher Burkett – Climbing the Ladder to Success
- Female Landscape Photographer Agnes Warburg
- Famous Landscape Photographer, David Muench
- Remembering Galen Rowell
- Famous Canadian Landscape Photographer Edward Burtynsky
The victories and sadness of war has been recorded through photographs throughout our history. We are given the true feeling of victims of wartime horror with a single black and white photograph. The fear, tears and moments that will never be forgotten have been brought home to us by a handful of photographers that made their way into life-threatening situations. Eddie Adams captured one of the most famous pictures of all time: a man’s expression as he has a gun placed to his head by the enemy. Learn more about war photographers who have placed themselves in harm's way to record wartime tragedy in-depth and bring it home for all to view.
- The Life of James Nachtwey, War Photographer
- Biography of Joe Rosenthal
- WWII Phtographer, Lee Miller
- If It Makes You Laugh, If It Makes You Cry – Biography of Eddie Adams
- W. Eugene Smith – Biography of a War Photographer
- George Roger, a Man With Ambition & a Leica
- The Story of Henri Cartier-Bresson
- Dorothea Lange – Great Depression & WWII Photographer
Potpourri of Styles
Various other forms of photography exist as well, such as artistic, wedding, baby and even travel photography. The array of photography genres is expansive. Anything seen with the eye can be captured on camera, giving us a host of variations in photography.
- Famous Wedding Photographers
- Capturing Historical Moments in Sports
- International Travel Photographer's – An Interview
- Bob Jackson & Mathew Brady Changed the World Through the Eye of a Camera
- Fine Art Photography
- Baby Photography by Anne Geddes
- Garry Winogrand Biography
- Annie Leibovitz – Capturing Celebrities
- Street Photographer Joel Meyerowitz
- "Black Flags Under French Command" by Dr. Charles Edouard Hocquard under Public Domain License
- "Male Mallard Flight – Natures Pics" by Alan D. Wilson under CC BY-SA 2.5
- "Mathilde Heine" by Jarlhelm under Public Domain license
- "Rocky Landscape" by Dmitri1999 under CC BY-SA 3.0 license
- "Princess Marina 1934" by Royal Photographers under Public Domain License