Who are your influencies?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Photo Princess, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Photo Princess

    Photo Princess TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    As a beginning photographer, I often visit professional photographers' websites to inspire from their works and learn something new. Some of the PROs whose works I admire are Matt Stuart, Vincent Laforet and Michael DiDonna.

    I'm curious who are your influences, or photographers whose art you admire? :D
     
  2. sburatorul

    sburatorul TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    a place few people heard of
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i like susan burnstein but i cant say i find her work inspiring. i mean i like it but is just not me! i usually dont do this... maybe i should give it a try!
     
  3. Silverdreamer3

    Silverdreamer3 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Robert Vavra is my favorite.
     
  4. Dagwood56

    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,942
    Likes Received:
    448
    Location:
    Berks County Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Art Wolfe, Ansel Adams & Helen Levitt
     
  5. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    14,394
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Wyatt Earp, and yes I'm serious. I have no artistic influences, but otherwise... Wyatt Earp.
     
  6. bhop

    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,209
    Likes Received:
    236
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I dunno.. I like to look at a lot of other photographers' work, but when i'm out shooting, I don't think about it, I just shoot what I like.
     
  7. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,475
    Likes Received:
    2
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Ken Rockwell is my hero.
     
  8. ladybug31087

    ladybug31087 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Keith Carter is probably my biggest. I don't shoot a lot of film anymore but it was what i got started in photography on. I don't necessarily try to mimic his work or anything but i aspire to take shots that are as beautiful in their use of light and composition someday. I went to a lecture he did and was totally blown away...he is super down to earth and of course, incredibally talented.
    www.keithcarterphotographs.com
     
  9. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,984
    Likes Received:
    4,971
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I haven't look at the "famous people".
    I am trying to find my own voice.
     
  10. Dylan-Fishman

    Dylan-Fishman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    +1 Same here. I need to develop my own style instead of having some of my pictures being seen as "influenced". <-- I know it was worded awkwardly.

    I guess my uncle (Scott Fishman) because he's somewhat of a mentor and makes his living off of his photography.
     
  11. ladybug31087

    ladybug31087 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    i think it's great to find your own voice, I will say that I think everyone does so in a different way. For me looking at beautiful images and then either researching to find out or experimenting to find out how the photographer created those images helps me to have a better understanding of the art as a whole. For example, knowing that keither carter shoots only medium format film and uses some really interesting glass to create some of the really odd focal points he does. I compare it to learning to play music. very few people pick up a guitar and start composing their own songs. Most learn to play by replicating the songs of others and eventually they have enough of an understanding of their instrument to create their own music, for some people this happens relatively soon, and some people take a lot longer, and a few, of course, never write their own music.
     
  12. William Petruzzo

    William Petruzzo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    When I was starting out I was pretty heavily influenced by some local photographers. But to tell you the truth, lately I don't look at much photography, except on here some times.

    Instead, I usually find my influence from music or film makers. If I had to list some of those I'd probably say Gus Van Sant (director), Darren Aronofsky (director), David Fincher (Director), Iron & Wine (Band), Ben Folds (Band), Beirut (Band), Neutral Milk Hotel (Band). I'm sure there are more, but those are just what came to mind quickly.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

meaning who your influencies are