Do you need a twist on your photographic inspiration? Check out the following HDR photographers. The techniques they use to create surrealistic images combine multiple exposures to capture a wider range of value and color.
Since most HDR photography is used to achieve difficult exposures with wider dynamic ranges, the subject matter of the art tends to be architectural or landscape in nature; however, there are many different forms of abstract HDR photographers. These photographers are setting the standard for stylized HDR work and are worth studying. Most of their portfolios are extensive, so check them out and let us know which photographers inspire you.
Rob Hanson Photography
Check out Rob Hanson’s website to view some gorgeous examples of photography. His collection of photos show his experience in shooting a variety of subjects, including landscapes, waterscapes, macro, events, and much more.
Alan Fullmer Photography
Alan Fullmer has an inspiring collection of HDR and other photographs of mostly buildings, bridges, and landscapes. While he is still new to HDR, Alan’s talent is already top-notch.
Gagan Dhiman Photography
HDR is definitely one of Gagan’s specialties, along with black and white photographs. His varied subjects include stunning portraits, weddings, landscapes, automobiles, and much more.
Chris Robinson Photography
Chris Robinson started his photography website to share some photos that he took while in Japan, but he decided to continue the blog when he fell in love with photography. Visit his website to view his incredible photos of landscapes, buildings, bridges, gates, and also be sure to check out his blog with very helpful tips for photography. His tutorials are also worth a peek!
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Zu Sanchez Photography
While Sanchez’s collection of photos is relatively small on this current website, the HDR photos are fantastic! Keep an eye out for more from this new yet very talented photographer.
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Wow! This photographer’s portfolio of HDR photos will tempt you to spend more than a few minutes on his site. Gorgeous sunsets and sunrises, architecture, docks, and much more provide an inspiration for anyone, whether or not photography is your forte.
Chuck Robinson Photography
Check out Chuck Robinson’s site for beautiful examples of black and white photos, HDR photos, and photographs of amazing locations. New York, Charleston, Cape May, and the Smokies are just a few of the amazing places that Robinson has visited and photographed.
Albert Knutsson Photography
Albert Knutsson is an amateur photographer from Sweden with an eye for capturing subjects beautifully, and many in an unusual composition using HDR, unique angles, and other photography techniques. He is definitely worth following as he adds to his beautiful collection of photographs.
Ariasgonzalo, or Jose Clobato, boasts a stunning collection of photographs, many of them HDR. More of his photographs and blog posts can be seen on his personal website.
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John E Adams Photography
Photography has been John Adams’ passion since he was 13 years old, and now his photos definitely show this experience. Much of his collection include boats, bikes, and cars; in 2009 V-Twin and EasyRiders magazines invited Adams to be their featured motorcyclist artist.
Michael Criswell (Theaterwiz) Photography
Michael Criswell, alias Theaterwiz, has quite the impressive collection of photographs, which include subjects such as Civil War images, urban locations, and more. His "Empress" collection is a series of digitalized photographs that follow a character (The Empress) in a variety of hilarious situations.
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Matty Wolin Photography
Matty Wolin’s blog is aptly named ShutterRunner. His photography career began when he decided to bring a camera along to a marathon he was a part of one year. He had so much fun that he continued photographing landscapes and even dove into portraits. His work is quite stunning and definitely worth checking out.
With a varied range of subjects and all equally well-shot, Michael Murphy has a beautiful collection of photos, mostly done with the HDR technique. Many of his shots are of urban places and people which show his eye for creating beauty out of ordinary or decaying subjects, but he does have a few photos of landscapes such as the one shown above.
Tim Clarke Photography
As a graphic designer as well as photographer, Tim Clarke’s eye for beautiful graphics is obvious. He has been photography since the 80’s, but only recently started dabbling in HDR. His HDR photos do not show it, though, as all are excellently done!
Kevin Miller Photography
This photographer has an excellent eye for brilliant colors, although his black and white photos are quite stunning as well. His HDR photos bring out his colorful touch even more, making him an easy add to any list of favorite photographers!
Barry O’Carroll Photography
Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, O’Carroll does not limit his photography to his beautiful countryside. From his photos from several locations across the globe, you can see why he specializes in travel, cityscape, and landscape photography.
Warne Riker Photography
Warne Riker has an incredible portfolio full of portraits, action photographs, black and white images, HDR, and much more. His HDR photos have a certain "glow" that many photographers are unable to capture in their own HDR work. Brilliant!
Malcolm MacGregor Photography
Malcolm MacGregor’s blog is definitely one to keep up with, as his photos are incredible and his descriptions and stories behind each are so engaging to read. Many of his photos in his portfolio are of landscapes and portraits, along with a few different subjects such as the bridge photo shown above.
Frank Grace Photography
A photographer from Acushnet, MA, Frank Grace has quite the assortment of gorgeous photos in his portfolio. Some of his subjects include HDR, old cemeteries, light painting, photomanipulation, American theaters, and much more. If you are looking for a photographer with a fresh range of subjects, Grace is one you should definitely add to your list.
Michael Lewis Glover Photography
Michael Lewis Glover has been a photographer since he was given his first Santa Clause black and white camera as a child. His experience shines through in his photographs of nature, landscapes, automobiles, and HDR images.