Inspiration

The People & Subjects That Captivate & Motivate Me To Take Pictures

Many of the following links are websites that I have stumbled across over recent years & some have been sent to me by others who like myself are continually on the search for inspiring talent to admire & of course to be inspired by. Additionally I have numerous categories covering topics like equipment hard/software etc. I hope that the one or other link may be of help & who knows maybe in the near future I shall be admiring your work also.

 

 

Photographers

http://artwolfe.com/ Art is an appropriate name for this guy who has been a National Geographic photographer for many years now. His website is well worth a browse.

http://www.ianplant.com/ Ian is a very popular professional photographer who has some beautiful work, this site is well worth a look.

http://www.lik.com/ Peter isn’t just a good landscaper but a thrifty businessman who can boast selling the world’s most expensive photo for $6,5 million.

http://www.rodneyloughjr.com/ Similar marketing concept as Peter Lik but nonetheless well worth a visit.

http://portfolio.joemcnally.com/ National Geographic togger, need I say more?

http://www.richardchildsphotography.co.uk/ I visited Richards Gallery in Oban  and was amazed at the quality and print size that is possible with a field camera.

http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk/ Joe is indisputedly one of the best known in England.

http://www.adamburtonphotography.com/ A personal favourite of mine, super pics and a nice website to boot.

http://www.simonbutterworthphotography.com/ Nice material, from industrial and natural from the UK.

http://www.blurredvisionz.com/ If you like rugged shoreline and sunsets, this is for you.

http://www.alexnail.com/ Another gem from the UK, Alex has some lovely work.

http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/ Moose is one of the all time greats of Canadian landscape work, shoots some good aircraft too.

http://www.marcadamus.com/ Marc has some of the most beautiful imagery I have ever seen, simple mind blowing stuff.

http://www.josephrossbach.com/ Some beautiful imagery out of the USA.

http://www.justinreznick.com/ Justin is an internationally acclaimed nature photographer who lives in Seattle, WA.

http://www.danielcheongphotography.com/ Daniel has some truely amazing architectural material, especially from Dubai and Singapore.

http://www.garyhartphotography.com/ A very well presented website, Gary has specialized in all things nature especially Yosemite NP in California.

http://www.alan-campbell.com/ I visited Alans gallery in Broadford on the Isle of Skye last year and was quite jealous of his middle format analogue work I must admit.

http://www.throughstrangelenses.com/ Jimmy is a 100% photographer who travels the world constantly and a guy that shares his craft with others through a very interesting blog and many tutorials for blending techniques and HDR photography.

http://www.markokorosec.net/ Some absolutely amazing extreme weather photography from Slowakia born Marko.

http://gregbenzphotography.com/ Greg has some beautiful imagery but what makes him special is his plugin for photoshop that utilizes Luminosity masking called Lumenzia, check it out.

http://photoserge.com/ Serge lives and works in Paris and has a good following on Youtube due to his numerous Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials, well worth a look if you need help and tips for these most important pieces of software.

http://www.arcticphoto.is/ Arcticphoto is a gallery situated in the heart of Reykjavik presenting some very nice work with a website full of interesting tours, a blog and inspiration.

http://www.elialocardi.com/ Elia Locardi is a very good landscape photographer who has given up almost everything of a normal life to pursue his dream. He has established himself very well with many interesting videos on Youtube & particularly with an extravagant video tutorial series in cooperation with another Youtube great, Fstoppers.

http://www.stefanforster.com/ Stefan is a young photographer from Switzerland who has in such a short time seen much of the world through his viewfinder. Not only that he has some beautiful images shot with a drone.

http://www.dmitryarkhipov.com/ Born in Moscow, Dmitry has covered 112 countries to date & has won many photo awards making him a very popular photographer with over 1 million visitors attending his 5 exhibitions so far.

http://themagicofcornwall.photoshelter.com/index

http://www.andyrouse.co.uk/ Undisputably one of the best wildlife photographers today.

http://neilburton.smugmug.com/ A good mate and colleague of mine with real talent and patience.

http://www.jeroenstel.com

http://www.wildlifeinpixels.net

http://www.airpano.com/ These guys are pioneers and have some of the most innovative panorama material on the web. Probably the best collection of panorama QTVR galleries world wide.

http://www.360cities.net/ A comprehensive site with hundreds of 360° panoramas from all corners of the globe many as video panos & stereoscopic.

http://www.panorama-photo.net/ Another website with a comprehensive selection of inspiring panorama material.

TIMELAPSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OFv32_znkU This is a timelapse simulation from the newly released Grand Theft Auto 5 computer game, pretty impressive.

http://landscapephotographymagazine.com/category/dossier-2/time-lapse/ Generally, a landscape toggers website but with additional timelapse film gallery.

http://www.robwhitworth.co.uk/ Rob is a master of his craft, you just have to look at this stuff, it is truely amazing.

http://enlaps.io/?lang=en At present in the development phase but hopefully available in the near future Enlaps is a complete solution to all Timelapse photography needs.

http://www.caroline-martin.com/ Caroline is a photographer who has specialized in all things Still Life be it Jewellery, food, interiors or floral themes and lives and works in Munich.

Digital Artists

http://www.erikjohanssonphoto.com/ Some amazing optical illusion work and abstract idea creation by Erik with the use of combining self shot photographic material then composed using Photoshop.

https://www.andric.biz/

http://www.erikalmas.com/

http://www.lsd.eu/work/

http://www.dylancolestudio.com/ Dylan is one of the industry’s best known & talented artists with many film credits to his name.

Hardware/Software

PANORAMA HARDWARE

http://www.gigapan.com/ Effortlessly capture gigapixel panoramas with EPIC robotic panoheads. EPICs work seamlessly with Gigapan Stitch to provide a total solution for creating and sharing high-resolution images.

https://syrp.co.nz/ Motion Control in your pocket! The Genie mini is an extremely easy-to-use device for motion time-lapse or video.

 

PANORAMA SOFTWARE

http://www.ptgui.com/ PTGui is panoramic image stitching software for Windows and Mac OS X. Originally started as a Graphical User Interface for Panorama Tools (hence the name), PTGui has evolved into a full featured, industry leading photo stitching application.

http://www.tshsoft.com/en/index Creation of single or multi-line panoramas up to spherical panoramas (360 ° x180 °).
PanoramaStudio Pro is the complete solution for creating panoramic images. In addition to the easy panorama, PanoramaStudio Pro allows you to integrate retouched images into the panorama. It allows to create panoramas of very large size, exceeding the limits of Gigapixel.

http://ggnome.com/pano2vr Pano2VR Allows you to publish your panoramic images within minutes. No matter what type of project you’re working on, whether, a gigapixel panorama or virtual tours with hundreds of nodes, Pano2VR will help you to quickly get your project up and running on the desktop as well as mobile devices.

TIMELAPSE HARDWARE

http://www.dynamicperception.com/ If you have the money then this is state of the art motion control.

http://www.digislider.co.uk/ Manufacturer of a very good, well affordable dolly slider.

https://rhinocameragear.com/ “The Rhino Slider Evo Is the Best Slider We Have Ever Tested” Lee Morris, Fstoppers

 

TIMELAPSE SOFTWARE

https://lrtimelapse.com/ Gunther Wegner is developer of the market leading solution for time lapse photography, LRTimelapse & also a pioneer in the research of day-to-night and night-to-day shooting – the so called “Holy Grail” of time lapse photography.

http://www.panolapse360.com/ Panolapse is a tool for creating timelapse videos, with features for panning, zooming, deflickering, RAW metadata interpolation, and batch rendering.

http://granitebaysoftware.com/Products/ProductGBD.aspx GBDeflicker is available as an Adobe® compatible plug-in or Windows Application for removing time-lapse flicker. GBDeflicker solves the problem and removes flickering from any video source.

http://granitebaysoftware.com/Products/ProductGBTEOS.aspx GBTimelapse is a Microsoft Windows application for the capture of time-lapse image sequences. You control a Canon EOS digital camera tethered to your computer by a USB cable. Using the camera’s settings, you capture images using the computer rather than the camera controls and collect a series of images automatically.

 

TIMELAPSE FORUMS

https://timelapsenetwork.com/ A forum with a wide spectrum of information for all of us budding timelapse fans out there.

 

TIMELAPSE ARTICLES

 

21 time-lapse most common mistakes you should avoid

CAMERA HARDWARE

http://www.nikon.com/ Have a look at all that lovely new camera gear. I think I need a new camera :D

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/cameras Not my system but nonetheless a top player what digital photography is concerned.

https://www.sony.com/electronics/cameras Sony is a young company when it comes to professional digital photography but produces the sensors for all Nikon cameras & has built some very innovative cameras in recent years putting it on a par with Canon & Nikon.

 

EQUIPMENT TESTERS/REVIEWERS

http://nikonrumors.com/ For all the latest speculation on releases of new Nikon kit and more.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/ Ken has been testing Nikon kit for years, if you need a second opinion then this guy can help.

http://www.dpreview.com/ DP Review has become a standard when it comes to camera reviews in detail.

http://www.dxomark.com/ Another very good source of info about almost every digital camera on the market today.

https://fstoppers.com/ A comprehensive photographic forum populat through a series of Landscape photography tutorials exposed through youtube with photographer Elias Locardi.

 

PC SOFTWARE

http://www.adobe.com Whoever works in the creative branch be it illustration, retouching or photography will generally use Photoshop as the industry standard tool but Adobe offers much more than just Photoshop.

http://www.shutterevolve.com/raya-pro-the-ultimate-digital-blending-workflow-panel-for-photoshop/ Jimmy is quite a guru as far as landscape and travel photography is concerned and has many years of experience in the post processing of such imagery too. This guy not only teaches a lot of useful stuff on Youtube but also has developed a very useful plugin that makes image blending and luminosity masking a breeze. A well worth having plugin indeed.

http://gregbenzphotography.com/lumenzia/ Lumenzia from Greg benz is very similar to Jimmy McIntyres Raya Pro but on a smaller scale not meaning that it is less effective but more of a tool that has its strength in no thrills Luminosity masking, essential to all forms of creative retouching work, highly recommended.

http://www.advancedphotoshop.co.uk/ A massive resource for all budding Photoshop artists out there. Galleries, Tutorials and masses of other interesting stuff concerning the industry’s standard retouching software.

http://www.photoshoptutorials.ws/ Another great source for all those Photoshop needs.

http://www.landscapepro.pics/ Quite a nifty piece of software where you can exchange skies or artificially adjust lighting direction plus many other features using many presets etc. I personally find the results too artificial but for those that are not so proficient with Photoshop is this Program definitely worth trying out.

 

MAC SOFTWARE

http://aurorahdr.com/ A very comprehensive piece of software that meets all needs concerning HDR imagery, soon available for PC users too.

https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/ Affinity is a cheap alternative to Photoshop and after 5 years of development has earnt itself a considerable amount of respect in the creative branch. Soon PC users will also come to enjoy this very powerful piece of software.

http://www.phaseone.com/ THE professional solution for RAW processing and tethered capture used by top photographers worldwide in particular those using Leaf digital backs with middle format cameras from Phase One or Hasselblad. But for Nikon & Canon users too, a very nice piece of software especially when used with a Macbook Pro.

 

TUTORIALS

https://www.lynda.com/ A very good resource for learning new techniques in photography or processing software like Lightroom, Photoshop & co.

https://www.phlearn.com/ Over 600+ Photoshop, Lightroom & Photography Tutorials. Unlimited Streaming. Watch Anywhere.

Travel/Nature

GETTING TO PLACES:

https://www.rome2rio.com/  Rome2rio’s platform is capable of long-distance (inter-city) trip planning as well as local (intra-city) journey planning. Users can input any address, town or landmark as the origin and destination and Rome2rio searches a database of flight, train, ferry, bus and driving routes to present route and price options for travelling to that destination.

https://www.skyscanner.net/ The site is available in over 30 languages & is used by 60 million people per month. The news section of the website includes regular information from the travel & flight industry plus many travel tips for customers. The website is the winner of many awards.

ICELAND:

http://www.icelandontheweb.com/

http://www.mountainguides.is/

http://www.glacierguides.is/day-tours/glacier/skaftafell/into-the-glacier A website dedicated to organizing tours to all those fascinating places to be seen in this nature paradise.

http://vegasja.vegagerdin.is/en/ Webcams from around the island.

PRAGUE:

http://www.prague.eu/en Official tourism Website.

DUBAI:

http://www.themostperfectview.com/dubai-hotels-best-views/ If like myself you are looking for that perfect view of Dubai’s skyline then this Website could be of help.

https://www.lightningmaps.org Lightning reports worldwide.

https://www.windy.com/ Wind patterns, storms, hurricanes etc

http://www.123pilze.de Have you ever wondered how many Mushroom species there are?

Odds & Sods

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINES

http://landscapephotographymagazine.com Some very interesting articles, particularly about Scotland, makes me want to book the next flight.

EBOOK PUBLISHING

http:http://onlineincometeacher.com/money/how-to-make-money-by-writing-an-ebook/ Solid information to creating that first million bestseller.

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITIONS

http://www.usalandscapephotographeroftheyear.com/ Possible $5000,00 first prize. Entries for 2015 open on 16th March 2015.

http://www.take-a-view.co.uk/ Englands best known landscapers competition comparable in format to the above mentioned USA competition.

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