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Places to Go on the Web – Great Photo Sites Issue 9

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I love photography. Not only do I love to take photographs, I love to talk, teach, and explore photography. I also like to look at great photographs to get ideas on how I can be a better photographer.
If you have any interest in digital photography, then a visit to some of these sites is worth your time. Looking at great photos will help make your own photos better because you can get ideas, tips and see what and how others are photographing their subjects. As your cruise Cyberspace, spend a few minutes looking at these Websites:

Peter Yang: Whimsical might be the best word to describe Peter Yang’s photography. The Texas-born photographer is a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, ESPN Magazine and Wired. His images are impressively lit and well defined. When you visit his site, BE SURE to check out the “Cowboys” gallery.

Albert Watson: Albert Watson has made stunning images for nearly 4 decades. He has nearly 250 covers of Vogue magazine and has been published in numerous other publications. He has created images for various advertising campaigns such as Levi’s, Gap and Chanel. Make sure your volume is on when you visit his Website. You can spend countless hours there.

Mark Seliger: It might be easier to list the people Mark Seliger HASN’T photographed than it is to list those who have appeared in front of his lens. Seliger, another Texas photographer who made today’s list, is a contract photographer for Conde Nast Publications where he has shot numerous covers for Vanity Fair and GQ. Prior to Conde Nast, Seliger was chief photographer for Rolling Stone where he shot more than 100 covers. Here’s just a few of artists he’s photographed: Willie Nelson, BB King, Sean Combs, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Jerry Garcia and Kurt Cobain.

If You Want to Make Great Images, Look to the Pros

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Those of us who are serious about photography are always looking for new ideas. Sometimes that means spending countless hours shooting, editing, re-shooting and re-editing images until we get what we want.

It’s also important to look at the works of other photographers to see what they’re doing and to get more ideas.

Rolling Stone April 2002 cover featuring Shakira. (Photo Credit: Martin Schoeller via Rolling Stone)

Rolling Stone April 2002 cover featuring Shakira. (Photo Credit: Martin Schoeller via Rolling Stone)

Personally, I think Rolling Stone magazine offers some of the best photographic work on the market. The cover shots on this magazine can be spotted across a packed bookstore and the photos that accompany articles are amazing.

The magazine started in 1967 in San Francisco by Jann Wenner who is still its editor and publisher and music critic Ralph J. Gleason. Rolling Stone’s contributing and staff photographers include Annie Leibovitz, Robert Altman and Mark Seliger to name just a few.

Fortunately, Rolling Stone offers a look at every magazine cover from 1967 to present on its Website.
You owe it to yourself to take some time and look through the covers. I guarantee that after spending a few minutes, you’ll have hundreds of ideas for your next photo shoot.

Good luck and keep shooting!

Written by jeremyparce

March 19, 2009 at 7:04 pm