Every photographer who has embarked on the path of studying photography has faced the problem of photographic vision. A photographer must have a clear idea of what the scene will look like in the photo and be able to find the right angle that will best convey what is happening in the camera's field of view onto the photo.
The best way to learn photographic vision is to study and analyze the work of the best photographers. They have earned universal recognition for the quality of their work, so by following their example, one can draw certain conclusions and adjust their perceptions of what a photo should look like.
Photojournalism and Portrait Photography
Antanas Sutkus is one of the best photographers in the Baltics. He is the founder of the Union of Photographic Arts in Lithuania. Antanas is a classic of Soviet photography. His photos are kept in many world libraries and museums. Since the rise of the photographer's work, more than 120 exhibitions have been held dedicated personally to him.
Vivian Maier's street photographs are a discovery for photographers around the world. Vivian worked as a nanny and governess. She devoted all her free time to photography. She didn't print her works, leaving most films undeveloped. At the same time, she kept all the material. When Maier died, her property was put up for auction. Historian John Maloof, after acquiring all the footage, realized that they had enormous artistic value. He devoted the rest of his life to promoting Maier's name.
Lyalya Kuznetsova is the name of a famous Soviet photographer. The most popular was the series of photographs "Gypsies". The footage shows the side of the life of the Gypsy people that few see.
Oleg Videnin is a photographer from Russia. In his photos he captured the faces of people from the provincial parts of his homeland. The series of works "Portraits from the Outskirts", "Hotel" and "Shoulder" gained fame far beyond Russia thanks to exhibitions and publications in popular publications.
Robert Doisneau is a classic of French photography. He shot in various genres. A large number of shots were taken on the streets of Paris. Several elementary schools in Paris are named after Robert Doisneau.
Arnold Newman was one of the first to start taking portraits in an interior. The photographs captured famous actors, art figures and politicians. They are located in an interior of premises that are close to them in spirit, and household items and work tools help convey images of people by demonstrating their field of activity and hobbies.
Horst P. Horst became one of the first photographers to start shooting in the fashion genre. The photographer's works are notable not only for their unique style, but also for how light is staged in them. Horst developed his own unique methodology for working with light to convey volume in black and white photography.
Richard Avedon gained recognition in the field of fashion photography. A large number of his works are used as examples in the process of training young photographers. Avedon was also interested in portrait and photojournalism.
American fashion portrait photographer William Klein deserves no less attention. He initially studied painting. In addition to the fashion style, the photographer was actively engaged in artistic portrait and photojournalism. He created his own book about the inhabitants of New York. To date, it has not been officially published, but it circulates in many countries and is constantly being copied.