10 Most Famous Photographers You Need To Know

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If you have decided to start the journey of photography and you would like to be a professional photographer you have to start by knowing some of the famous photographers and study their work as well.

The list of photography experts is quite long some of the photography professionals are deceased and others are still alive and continue to impress the world with their photographic work. Below is a list of some of most famous photographers of the world.

1. Ansel Adams.

Adams is one of the most recognized photography expert whose landscapes are more than just attractive, He achieved his fame and popularity through his high creative level of darkroom photography work. You are beginner in photography work and you would like to be an expert too in future then consider reading the work of Adams and how he made it to be an expert.

Ansel Adams

2. Yousuf Karsh.

If you like photographs that tell a story and by viewing a photo you already have to understand the topic and much more information in the picture then consider reviewing the work of Karsh. He understood that behind every human being there was a secret behind it and of which he made all possible effort to expose it.

If you would like to know how to capture photos that tell a story they you have to go through the work of Karsh.

3. Robert Capa.

Robert Capa is known for taking war photographs in times of war, he has captured many photographs for over five wars field. The difference between Capa and other war photographers is that for Capa he took his photos at a closer distance making it look more natural while other shot their picture at a safe range.

4. Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Carter is a unique professional in the fact that he has some very attractive photos despite him taking black and white pictures. He is known to be the first photographer to use 35mm film.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

5. Dorothea Lange.

Dorothea is known for taking photos during sad times and the moments of great depression. Dorothea is known for the picture she captured the internment camps in Japan which shows sad moments in the history of the U.S.

6. Jerry Uelsman.

Jerry is famous as he never used a digital camera as he believed his knowledge in composite photos was the best and most appropriate for darkroom photography.

7. Annie Leibovitz.

Annie gained her popularity due to her quality photographic portraits and also due to her two popular magazines that is Vanity Fair and the Rolling Stone.

8. Brassai.

Brassai is known for his firm belief that you don’t have to go too far to find good people to take a photograph with. He, therefore, used ordinary people and still produced beautiful pictures.


9. Brian Duffy.

Brian was well known for taking fashion photographs between the year 1960 – 1970. His work was high quality that it is still recognized.

10. Jay Maisel.

Jay is a modern professional photographer whose work looks stunning but straightforward. He doesn’t use complex lighting, and his shot looks simple. Above is a list of ten photography experts but does not mean this are the only professionals, the list is quite long and you can have time to research on others to learn more.

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