Landscape photography is becoming a famous field of photographic art. With the increasing significance of the landscape photographic, the scope of progress for the landscape photographers is also increasing. Today, there is a list of landscape photographers who are contributing in the world of photography. Out of the famous, the top ranking photographers are as follows:
Ansel Adams is considered as the pioneers of landscape photography. He is acclaimed for projecting to the world the nature of his homeland, the United States. He started his work as an environmentalist, and this fact is very much evident from his works. His images use the technique called the zone system. He also laid the foundation of a group called f/64. The group basically worked on the theme of exposure.
Andreas Gursky was widely acknowledged all over the world but it was in 1999 that he became a real legacy in the history of the landscape photography after his photograph was sold at the highest price. He belongs to Germany and loves working on nature in the light of geometrical figures especially lines, shapes and textures. He is thought to be the one belonging to the school of impressionism.
Bernd and Hilla Becher also belongs to Germany. They have the love for the architectural structures and especially the ones which are either getting destroyed or they are disappearing from the face of the world. Their aim is to leave the message for the world that these architectural assets must be protected. Today, because of their efforts many buildings have survived the destruction.
Sebastião Salgado is famous for capturing the nature existing all over the world around him. His sole inspiration is Ansel Adams. He works in black and white and it is not limited to the particular region or country. He wants the world to see the beauty of nature from the silent eye of his lens. He stations his work head office in Brazil, but for his camera the whole world is the subject. From human cultures and societies to the wildlife nothing gets away from his camera.
Mario Giacomelli is also one of the famous landscape photographers that makes the world look different through his abstracts works. He is an Italian by country. His major works include the photographs of the fields, farms and fertile lands. What makes them distinct is the aerial view of these fertile pieces of the land. Today his works are displayed in the number of art galleries and museums.
Galen Rowell has transformed his love for nature into great photographs. He started his professional life in 1972. It was in the same year that he made his status in the national geography magazine. The main themes of hi s life are humanitarian and environmentalist issue. It is through his photographs that he has well portrayed the natural phenomenon.
Landscape photographer covers a vast field. It is his skill and creativity along with the originality that makes him a true representative of the world he loves. The personal and professional traits help him become a great landscape photographer.