Montreal-based photographer Julien Heon travels the world in search of those "immortal" moments that occur in surfing, skiing, cycling and Olympic sports. For more than ten years, Julien has covered action sports along with commercial and fashion photography. He comes by his interest in photography quite naturally – his family runs an art gallery in Quebec and he counts many successful athletes among his friends.
Check out our profile on this Canadian shooter with an affinity for capturing action.
A dedicated nature photographer with a special passion for Africa's wildlife – that's a quick description of Jörg Ehrlich. He is on the road many weeks of the year in search of the just-right image. He also manages a mid-sized travel company that focuses on adventure trips and safaris. And for the past 20 years, he has worked as a lecturer and speaker, author and producer of numerous television films and travelogues.
Check out our profile on this wildlife, nature and travel photographer from Germany.
Legendary sports photographer Ronald C. Modra easily could rest on his laurels with such an impressive resume. 70 cover shots for Sports Illustrated and 23 years shooting for that publication. Author and photographer of the critically acclaimed book: Reflections of the Game: Lives in Baseball (Willow Creek Press). And a contributing photographer for Time, Newsweek, National Geographic and New York Magazine (plus many others).
We recently caught up with Ron and asked a few questions about the art of sports photography, his next projects and the lure (pun not intended…really!) of saltwater fishing.
He is Matt Granger, portrait photographer and educator. But he also is That Nikon Guy, creator and host of a YouTube channel that showcases photography tutorials and gear reviews. In less than two years, Matt's channel has become one of the most popular online educational outlets (he gets more than 1.6 million viewers per month).
Don't let the name fool you, That Nikon Guy – aka Matt – is no brand fan boy – the community is made up of all people and Matt welcomes everyone who is passionate about learning, developing and enjoying photography. You can see his work on his web site and learn a bit more about the man with the Nikon right here.
A manual, medium-format film camera was the first tool. The colorful and unique landscapes of Northern Arizona were the inspiration. Outdoor adventure photographer and filmmaker Celin Serbo turned a hobby into a profession after several years of shooting the natural world as he traveled and worked as a mountain guide. Now his visually stunning work is featured in publications such as: Outside Magazine, National Geo Adventure, Backpacker Magazine and ESPN Magazine.
Celin is based in Boulder, Colorado and is a founding board member of the American Photographic Artists/Colorado chapter. His stock imagery is represented by Aurora Photos and Tandem Motion + Stills. Oh, and he ice climbs, rock climbs, mountain bikes and skis, too!
When Tiger Woods won his fourth straight major at the 2001 Masters Tournament, Fred Vuich was there. In fact, Fred's shot of the mid-backswing on the 18th hole of the final round made the cover of Sports Illustrated with the word "Masterpiece" describing the event—and the image. The shot was so well received that the magazine received more than a dozen letters to the editor praising Fred's work. His panoramic GigaPan imagery is taking sports photography to a whole new dimension.
A World Press Photo Gold Medalist and super-hardworking shooter, Fred's body of work spans sports, commercial and fine arts photography. Read our profile and get inspired by this Golf Magazine photographer who's living his childhood dream.
From mentors as diverse as his mother, Mother Teresa and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Audrey Hepburn, photographer John Isaac learned to respect other people's dignity. This feeling is evident in every one of his images. John turned to documenting the natural world after an amazing career in the photo unit of the United Nations. His photography of Indian tigers, exotic creatures and landscapes, as well as intimate portraits represents a rich body of work. We invite you to read more about professional photographer John Isaac in our exclusive Loweprofessional profile.
She's a photojournalist and conservationist who began her career as a marine biologist. When Cristina Mittermeier discovered photography, she found her true passion documenting the fragile relationships between indigenous people and biodiversity. She is the founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), a consortium of some of the world's best photographers who are actively working for conservation. See life through her lens and read more about Cristina Mittermeier in our exclusive profile.
Cinematographer Howard Hall describes the book Under Antarctic Ice as "…about as close as you can come to visiting Antarctica without actually going there". Norbert Wu's acclaimed publication, as well as thousands of stunning images and footage captured with his unique POV, showcases the underwater world in locations as varied as the tropics and polar regions. Read our profile of this award-winning photographer and distinguished Pew Fellow of Marine Conservation.
Grizzlies. Cougars. Bison. Moose. Tigers. Cranes. These are just a handful of the wild and elusive species captured in the stunning photography of Tom Mangelsen. For 40 years, he has traveled the seven continents photographing the natural world. He was honored with the Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature's Best in 2011. He has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography by American Photo, Legend behind the Lens by Nikon, Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photographer Association, and given the BBC's prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. Read our profile of this dedicated conservationist, artist and photographer.
Greg Gorman's work documents that peculiar obsession with celebrity. His photography is timeless. Each shot gives a picture of human nature in its infinite range and is a testament to the individual character. Greg continues to master the art of photography while developing and showcasing a discriminating and unique style in his profession. Read our profile and find out which rock icon sparked Greg's desire to become a photographer—among other fascinating insights from this legendary photographer.
At 14, Eric Meola knew he wanted to be a photographer. From that day on, Eric's work has been informed by writers, painters, musicians and the desire to create visual metaphors with his imagery—whether intimate portraits, unique landscapes or color-saturated abstracts. You're invited to get a closer look at innovator and legendary photographer Eric Meola in our exclusive profile.
Andy Katz incessantly travels in search of intriguing, artistic and evocative places, people and subject matters to photograph. His routes include historic Eastern European locales to remote places in India and Africa to the California wine country (which along with New York, he now calls home). He's published 12 books, including: A Portrait of Napa and Sonoma, Vineyard, The Heart of Burgundy, Tuscany and its Wines; Robert Mondavi Winery, and Private Reserve. Read our profile of this sought-after photographer who keeps a bottle of something with a certain appellation in his camera bag.
"You cannot go to Antarctica and return unchanged." John Paul Caponigro posted that on his blog after one of his recent workshop adventures. When you see his stirring imagery of this remote landscape, you'll understand what he means. John Paul is an internationally renowned fine artist whose work has been purchased by collections as diverse as Princeton University, Estée Lauder, and the Smithsonian. His Antarctica Project is a multifaceted endeavor which includes photography, travel, workshops, exhibits, publication and raising awareness.
Todd Williams knows how to work with the elements as he shoots. In fact, he pretty much immerses himself in the subject and environment on snowy trails, in crashing surf, around bucking bulls and in the middle of fast dirt tracks. His crisp and inviting imagery has inspired his clients—like Polaris Industries, Nike, Scott USA, Smith Optics, and HMK USA—to request his talents season after season. Enjoy this profile of editorial and commercial photographer Todd Williams.
Catherine Hall approaches her work with a fine-arts sensibility, technical mastery, and cultivated creativity. Co-host of the premier photography netcast, TWiT Photo, Catherine is regularly featured in leading publications, such as The New York Times and National Geographic Traveler. Her adventure-driven projects have spanned over 30 countries and have been exhibited worldwide. Read more about how she develops exciting content for a variety of online communities through her passion for the craft.
Mary Ellen Mark is a legend of contemporary documentary photography. Her list of credentials is a bit beyond amazing: more than 50 awards; more than 100 solo exhibitions; 17 published books, plus the upcoming Prom, launching in spring of 2012; and more than 60 permanent collections—from The Library of Congress to The Hague Museum of Photography. Her evocative and humanistic images inspire fellow artists, workshop students and lovers of photography—including us. Read our profile on Mary Ellen Mark and enjoy a closer look at her work.
He received a Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. And his image of Pope John Paul II graced the cover of Newsweek in 2005. But celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith's newest project, ART & SOUL: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts, is his most passionate and personal to date. Read more about the man who had cupcakes with Anne Hathaway in our profile.