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so i was looking online today at some more well know photographers and couldnt help feeling overwelmed at all the genius involved im many of these artists. Do any of you have a photographer that helped mold them or someone that they have modeled their work after? it could even also be just a favorite photographer. My favorite and the most inspiring photographer for me is Ansel Adams...no contest. i look forward to hearing everyone else's opinions...
 

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Heh... I am pretty amazed at some of the stuff I see right here on this website.

Dang.
 

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i can't offer an absolute favourite.
gritty social stuff of contemporary operators interests me mostly.

i regularly browse http://lightstalkers.org .. as massive networking of insprirational photographers on there.

http://www.artcoup.com is a regular bookmark. but there
are many such photosites that are equally consistently good.

a new picture everyday or every couple of days keeps my interest,
thats why i really like Boogie's site. if a websites folio expands less frequently i seem to forget about going back to it.
 

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Ernie Pyle or Tim Page. When I was a photographer in the Army I studied their work a lot. Both were really good combat photographers. Glad I never had to find out how good I was.
 

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Each photographer who has managed to make prints impressed with his/her own 'signature' should be appreciated for him/herself. It is something that has been achieved by only a very few.
 

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I can list a whole bunch of names who have influenced me one way or the other. But if I were to really narrow 'em down, I'd end up with these two names.

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Jeff Ascough
 

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i have shied away from becoming too familiar with any particular photographers work. I remember photographs, but never who took them
 

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i try not to get too into names and such. i'm trying to develop my own style right now.
 

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Several of my favorites are really well known, like Gene Smith and Robert Frank, but Teru Kuwayama, who set up Lightstalkers, is someone I met and had a more personal impact on me. There's also Keith Carter, who has some shots that blow me away.

A few others that I think are worth checking out are Ian MacEachern, Monika Brand, and Daniel Bayer.
 

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Irving Penn. And the incomparable Jay Maisel. I was lucky enough to have Jay shoot down my portfolio last year. None the less he visits Jackson twice a year (for Photography on the Summit) and I always go to his lectures.
 

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