Idrus Arsyad is a very talented amateur photographer from Indonesia whose expertise is in nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. According to him, he taught himself to process his work to enhance his subjects and make his work more interesting. The way I look at it, his work is interesting enough even without extensive post-processing. He loves to capture birds sparring in mid-flight – not an easy feat. You’ll need a great sense of timing and a whole lot of patience is definitely needed.
Tim Korbmacher has been a professional freelance photographer since 2012. He is also an avid skater, snowboarder, and biker – and it shows in his work. Most, if not all, of his work is focused on action photography, capturing athletes in mid-air as they perform their daredevil stunts. Tim has been part of a couple of sports publications such as BMX rider magazine and Place Skateboarding Magazine. He is currently a member of the Pro Team at f-stop, a photography blog. Tim currently lives and works in Germany.
Andrew Newey startedtraveling when he was in his 20s and the places he saw ignited a burning passion for photography. He began his illustrious career as a freelance photographer, parceling out stock images of travel imagery and landscapes. Now that his talent is well-known, he focuses on personal projects, photo expeditions, and commissions. His work has been published by prestigious publications like The Sunday Times, BBC, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, and National Geographic.
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Laura Williams is an 18-year-old photographer from Cambridge, England. She is currently dabbling with fine art and surreal photography. Her work might be a little unsettling, but her blossoming talent is evident in every shot. She loves posting her work online to get feedback and treats them all as constructive criticism. She said: “Don’t be afraid to try new things all the time, if you find yourself going round in circles go out and do something unexpected! Most importantly, if photography is what you love, just keep at it!”
Aaron Tilley is a British photographer who specializes in interior and still life photography.He is currently dipping his toes into the delicious realm of food photography. His compositions highlight the texture and shape of food as well as their similarity to various objects such as the human brain, stairs, a foot, and a carpet. Aaron’s work has been featured in prestigious publications such as Esquire, The Guardian, Time Out, and Men’s Health. His photography studio is located in Hackney, London.
Daniel Cheong describes himself as a passionate amateur photographer and a techie. He is admittedly obsessed in making his urban landscapes look better than they actually are using a technique called ‘digital blending’. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and he works as a Technical Manager for Nokia during the day. At night, he grabs his camera and goes shooting urban landscapes to his heart’s content. He has no immediate plans to switch careers and adamantly maintains that photography is just his hobby – for now. Although he does sell prints of his work, the proceeds simply go on to finance better equipment and photo trips. He said: “Try to find your own style, be inspired by others but try not to copy them. Don’t believe too much in EXIF data, just go out there, take hundreds of shots, experiment (with) different settings. Also better focus on a specific type of photography which is in your comfort zone, and try to improve and perfect it. Only after, you can try to explore new genres of photography”
Eiko Jones is an A-list photographer whose work has been featured in National Geographic, TV Hören und Sehen, Diver Magazine, and Hello Canada. He grew up in New Zealand where his passion for photography was ignited on his fourteenth birthday when he was given his first SLR camera. He started capturing birds and other animals in their natural habitat. It was in the early 90s while he was traveling along the West Coast of British Columbia and Alaska that his focus shifted to landscapes above and below the waterline. His dramatic style and unique angles is his trademark in the profession.
Zack Seckler is a Brooklyn-based photographer behind these beautiful aerial photographs of Botswana. Zack was in Botswana for a photo shoot when he got it into his head to hop into an Ultralite plane and shoot the abundant wildlife below. He wanted to “see the landscape form a new angle”. Zack said that most animals paid them no mind while he was madly clicking away. He added: “Being above the ground at such low elevations, and having the ability to precisely maneuver, was like gliding over an enormous painting and being able to create brushstrokes at will. As soon as I saw the landscape from above I knew there was potential to create a special body of work.”
If eyes are truly windows to the soul, then photographer Suren Manvelyan is certainly trying his best to see it. His series “Your Beautiful Eyes” and “Animal Eyes” highlight the basic structures of the eyes. The photos have been featured in National Geographic, Yahoo!, Daily Mail, Wired, and many other popular publications. Suren discovered his lifelong passion when he was sixteen years old, since then, he has done everything from macrophotography to portrait photography to landscapes. When not taking awesome macros of eyes, he teaches projective geometry, mathematics, physics, and astronomy at the prestigious Yerevan Waldorf School. He has also served as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences form 1997 to 2011. If you’re still not impressed, Suren also plays five musical instruments: the guitar, the piano, the cello, the block flute, and the lyre.
Amelia Bauer is the photographer behind the aptly titled series “Burned Over”. Burned Over was shot in the burned-over district in upstate New York. In the series, Amelia used artificial lighting to “act as an outside force” on the landscape. She was inspired by the unseen power and rich history found in the forests of Central New York, a place where several early American religious got their start.