Look through photo books by some of the greats
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Look through photo books by some of the greats

A great way to gain inspiration and to learn something is to take a close look at the work of established photographers.

Perhaps choose a single image: take your time thinking about what make it stand out to you. Analyzing great photos is, along with learning to select your own best work, one of the best ways to help you 'see' the best photo in a situation, next time you're out shooting.

  • William Eggleston - Chromes
  • Sebastião Salgado - Migrations
  • Elliott Erwitt - Personal Best
  • Yousuf Karsh - Stern Portfolio
  • Galen Rowell - Mountain Light
  • Alex Webb - Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names
  • Robert Frank - The Americans
  • Dorothea Lang - Photographs of a lifetime
  • Vivian Maier - Finding Vivian Maier
  • Joel Meyerowitz - Where I find myself
  • Ansel Adams - Yosemite
  • Ansel Adams - Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs
  • Magnum - Contact Sheets
  • Annie Leibovitz - Portraits 2005-2016
  • Nan Goldin - The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
  • Gregory Heisler - 50 Portraits

If there are any you've found particularly inspirational, let us know in this forum thread.