Famous Photographer Influences

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Photography has been used by many people for quite some time to capture memorable moments or images. Professional photographers may take portraits for a portrait studio, the news media, magazines and much more. The following successful photographers have established a unique and positive reputation for themselves, and thus a long and lucrative career.

Ansel Adams was an American photographer who was best known for his breathtaking black and white photographs of Yosemite National Park. Adams, who was born in 1902 and died in 1984, also specialized in photographing Western America. He was an environmentalist at heart, and used his work to educate and promote wildlife conservation. By networking with friends, he was able to exhibit his photographs at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. After this, he began publishing portfolios of his work and working on commercial assignments.

Annie Leibovitz was born in 1949 in the United States. After exploring her photography skills while living in the Philippines where her father was stationed, Leibovitz studied painting at The San Francisco Art Institute and landed a job as a staff photographer at The Rolling Stone Magazine in 1970. A short three years later, Leibovitz was named chief photographer, a position she kept for the next ten years. While on staff at the magazine, she took several iconic photographs of famous people including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Demi Moore, and Mick Jagger. She has also worked on other projects including projects for BBC and Disney as well.

Eddie Adams served as a military combat photographer during the Korean War. He also covered the Vietnam War for the Associated Press. His photographs won many awards including a Pulitzer Prize. They also helped to shape public opinion about the war and other events. Some say that Jimmy Carter was so deeply moved by the photographs that Adams took that he changed his mind on several key political issues.

Patrick Demarchelier is a self taught photographer who attributes his success to practice, a little bit of talent and a whole lot of luck. Demarchelier is now one of the world’s most popular fashion photographers, but it took some time to get to that point along with a lot of trial and error. In the 1970′s, Demarchelier had a series of photographs that he had taken, rejected by Elle Magazine. However this didn’t discourage him. Today, he photographer works all over the world taking photographs for many fashion editors of different famous magazines.

Becoming a successful photographer is not always easy. However there are some steps you can take in order jump start your career. One of the best things you can do is attend, and receive a photography degree from an accredited art school. By doing this you will not only receive an education, but learn from professionals and leave the school with the knowledge, experience and confidence that is needed and expected in the field today.

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