Saturday, 31 October 2015

Galen Rowell

 Another strong conservationist, Rowell got his start working on pieces for National Geographic. He looked at landscape photography as an adventure and would even take to rock climbing to get the shot he was after. He is known for setting new standards with film when it comes to depth, lighting
and filters.Taking photographs began as a way to share his high and wild world with friends and family. In 1972 he became a full-time photographer after selling his small automotive business. Less than a year later he did his first major magazine assignment–a cover story for National Geographic.

Galen pioneered a special brand of participatory wilderness photography in which the photographer transcends being an observer with a camera to become an active participant in the image being photographed. His emotional connection to his subject matter came across clearly in his early mountain climbing photographs that first drew public recognition, but his landscape imagery, often made on the same adventures, has proven even more evocative because of the visual power he created from what he described as “a continuing pursuit in which the art becomes the adventure, and vice-versa.” In 1984 he received the Ansel Adams Award for his contributions to the art of wilderness photography. In 1992 Galen received a National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Grant to photograph Antarctica.


Eliot Porter

Fighting against the artistic standard of his peers, Porter was the first notable photographer to use color throughout his work. He started his passion with photographing birds and other wildlife, focusing on the more close up and detailed shots of nature. He garnered great popularity with his book, In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World, published through the Sierra Club.


Maple and Birch Trunks and Oak Leaves, Passaconaway Road, New Hampshire, October 7, 1956
                                               Rim of Crater and Bainbridge Rocks, Sombrero Chino, Gal├ípagos Islands, March 11, 1966

Mountain in Clouds with Mountain Ash, Jump-off Trail, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee, October 11, 1967

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, the most famous name in landscape and nature photography, made the American landscapes timeless and eternal for upcoming generations. An avid and enthusiastic piano player, Adams was intending to become a pianist but a visit to Yosemite National Park in 1916 made an everlasting impact on him and capturing the beauty of nature using his camera came as a calling. Ansel didn’t become a full time photographer leaving music at bay, but coordinated both of his loves for a few years. In 1928, after his marriage with Virginia Best, he gave up on his musical inclinations and focused all his energy towards photography. Adams was not only a great photographer but also enjoyed developing new techniques which has been used in photography since then.



Rose and Driftwood by Ansel Adams

Mount Williamson by Ansel Adams

White House Ruin by Ansel Adams

Point Sur, Storm by Ansel Adams

Friday, 30 October 2015

David Maitland

David Maithland is top famous wildlife photographer. He is a PhD in Zoology and an accomplished photographer. He has won several awards including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in two consecutive years 2008 and 2009 which is commendable considering the fact that he had only taken up full time Nature Photography in 2006. His photographs capture the interaction of man and the wild. Infact, his work shows how men exploit animals for their benefit. One such picture of his of ‘Black Colobus Monkey’ is among his best work till date.'

Peter Chadwick

He is a passionate conservation wildlife photographer. Winner of several photography awards and having had special mentions around his field; he is someone whose preservation work for the environment and ecosystem finds voice in his photographs. Like the others in the photojournalistic community, Peter too emphasizes on the need to save our planet and maintain the balance in the ecological system.

African Black Oystercatcher|©Peter Chadwick|African Conservation Photography

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Coastal & Marine

Eastern Cape

Insects, Spiders & Scorpions

Plants & Trees

Andy Rouse

A well know wildlife photographer worldwide, Andy is credited to have won 9 

awards in the past 7 years in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 

Competition. His photographs praise not only the wildlife and the animals but

nature at large. He is known for capturing some of the most dangerous

animals in some of the most unorthodox styles.


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