20 Twitter Accounts of Amazing Photographers to Follow

A photographer as a creator can find inspiration everywhere – in nature, everyday routine work, conversation to the friends, or browsing the web. Twitter is a great source of inspiration when it comes to sharing information of any kind and connecting to the people from all over the world.

Twitter allows you to send a short 140-character message to anyone you want ranging from a girl living next door to a rock star whose poster you keep on the wall. The limitation in number of characters makes you keep your messages simple. Simple is good sometimes.

Today I’d like to share with you 20 Twitter accounts of professional photographers worthy to follow. If you would like to suggest other photographers worthy to follow, please leave them in the comments below.

1. Chase Jarvis – @chasejarvis

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Chase Jarvis is a Seattle-based professional photographer, director, and artists. He is the youngest person to be named Hasselblad Master, Nikon Master, and ASMP Master. On Twitter he shares first-hand photography tips and tricks. (243,535 followers)

2. Ken Kaminesky – @KenKaminesky

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Ken Kaminesky is a traveller photographer and adventurer. Over the last ten years he has been shooting commercial lifestyle photos for stock photography agencies such as Alamy, Jupiterimages, Corbis and Getty Images. (101,614 followers)

3. Nancy Young – @photodoto

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Nancy Young is a beginner photographer, blogger, and CEO. She is a curator of photography blog Photodoto.com which is tagged “Photography is for everyone”. (2,000 followers)

4. Lara Jade – @LaraJade_

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Lara Jade is a fashion, advertising, and portrait photographer from London, currently living in New York. She worked for a lot of stand-up clients such as Goldsmiths, Sony Music, P&G, Harper Collins, Panache Lingerie and others. Follow her Twitter feed to take a glance at the life of professional photographer. (51,471 followers)

5. Richard Bernabe – @bernabephoto

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Richard Bernabe is a landscape, wildlife, and travel photographer and author from the United States. Among his clients are some giant brands like Canon, Apple, Microsoft, American Express, and others. (100,579 followers)

6. TamaraLackey – @TamaraLackey

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Tamara Lackey is a Nikon-sponsored photographer, speaker, and author. Her photography ranges from children portraits to celebrity pictures. She posts inspiring quotes, photography, and helpful tutorials on Twitter. (30,558 followers)

7. Thomas Hawk – @thomashawk

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Thomas Hawk is a San Francisco-based photographer who see himself as a “photography factory”. He adds his latest professional photos and Instagram shots taken with an iPhone on Twitter. (47,091 followers)

8. 500PX – @500px

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500PX is a premier community for photographers. All the photos placed on the website pass a rigorous selection, so you can be sure that there are the best high-quality shots only. The best photos and blog updates can be found in their Twitter newsfeed. (134,698 followers)

9. Trey Ratcliff – @TreyRatcliff

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Trey Ratcliff is a photographer, artist, writer, and adventurer. He’s known for his HDR photography. On his website you can found a lot of tutorials, videos, ebooks, and courses to learn HDR like a Pro. (49,902 followers)

10. Nicole S. Young – @nicolesy

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Nicole S. Young is a photographer who lives in Bay Area of California. She is a full-time photographer and writer. Nicole likes to learn, teach, and share different stuff. Follow her Twitter for more interesting facts. (20,798 followers)

11. Rosh Sillars – @RoshSillars

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Rosh Sillars is a veteran photographer with a photojournalism background specializing in people, food and interiors. He is an author of 4 books and a great speaker. (14,493 followers)

12. Rick Sammon – @ricksammon

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Rick Sammon is not only a photographer and writer, he is also an iPhone application creator. With more than 800,000 followers on Google Plus, Rick is on the top photographers to follow there. (45,195 followers)

13. John Paul Caponigro – @jpcaponigro

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Fine art photographer John Paul Caponigro. His photography and articles is a great source of inspiration. (11,616 followers)

14. Jack Hollingsworth – @photojack

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Jack Hollingsworth is a lifestyle and iPhone photographer. He was found one of the most influential photographers on Twitter. Follow Jack and you’ll understand why. (46,241 followers)

15. Beate Chelette – @egorhythm

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Beate Chelette is a photographer and an author of the book “Happy Woman Happy World”. Her photography career led to where she’s today. (3,277 followers)

16. Joe Mcnally – @JoeMcNallyPhoto

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With thirty five years of experience as a shooter, Joe Mcnally is definitely the one worth to follow on Twitter. He works at LIFE. (152,102 followers)

17. Scott Wyden Kivowitz – @scottwyden

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Scott Wyden Kivowitz has over 10 years of experience photographing portraits, landscapes and businesses for commercial and personal purposes. (5,699 followers)

18. Peter Lik – @PeterLik

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Peter Lik stands at the peak of landscape photography. World-renowned, highly awarded, and boasting a huge international following. (10,919 followers)

19. Jeremy Cowart – @jeremycowart

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Jeremy has taken portraits of many familiar names such as Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, The Kardashians, Sting, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Heidi Klum, Gwyneth Paltrow and many many more. (93,013 followers)

20. Jasmine Star – @jasminestar

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Jasmine Star is highly passionate about photography. She shoot weddings and engagements and shares inspiring stuff on her own blog. Jasmine shares a lot of links you’d like to click. (66,277 followers)

The Photo Argus – @thephotoargus

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Don’t forget to follow your favourite @ThePhotoArgus! The latest updates from the blog and other useful interesting stuff from all over the world of photography. (19,076 followers)

I hope you like the list of Twitter accounts I shared above and I could make your Twitter experience a little more pleasant and enjoyable.

Nancy Young

Nancy Young is a passionate writer and blogger. She writes tons of inspirational articles on photography, despite the fact that she is an economist by education. She is a part of the PhotoDoto Team. Get a new eBook about landscape photography for free – one useful gift just for visiting!

Fine Art Nature Photography by Alex Greenshpun

Today we are proud to introduce you to Alex Greenshpun. Alex’s fine art nature photography has a uniquely magical quality to it. Her photography not only depicts the subject as how she saw it but also as how she connected with it. Below Alex describes her photography and point of view.

Photography entered my life about two years ago in quite an unexpected manner. I was taking long walks in nature with my dog, and being inspired by the beauty around me, started taking some shots with a smartphone. After a while, friends had convinced me to try taking photos with a DSLR. Although I’ve always felt a strong connection to the world of art in general and the visual arts in particular, and have long admired various works of photography masters, it had never occurred to me to try it myself. I even had an account on 500px.com for a couple of years before ever thinking of photographing on my own, just to see the works of all the talented artists.

Photography became a kind of meditation; it allows me to experience a sense of wonder and interconnectedness with everything. I feel that nature speaks in a silent language that most of us have sadly forgotten, and so I try to interpret this language into a kind of visual poetry; to remind people of the immense beauty that may even at this very moment lay in front of their own eyes.

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I started shooting with a Canon 1000D and a kit lens, and some of my best works were taken with that equipment. Thus, I was quick to learn that better gear doesn’t necessarily make a better photographer. To this day I don’t own a tripod and have very little equipment. A couple of old 50mm lenses from the 60s, a Canon 100mm macro lens and the Canon 60D are my main companions.

Documenting nature in a way that a naturalist would is not what I seek to do, although I find it wonderful when others take photos like this. My intention is to reveal a hidden magic, something that I can see and feel in the subjects of my photos and wish to present that magic to everyone else. When I take a photo, a strong connection must first be established between me and the subject, this is something beyond thought, at the moment of this connection there can be no conceptualization – it simply is. This short moment of wonder and awe is the essential condition for taking a photo. Later, when I post-process an image, it will be in accordance with the vision I had at that moment.

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Inspiration comes in various forms, and for me it’s always a matter of being quiet enough to hear its voice. When the moment comes to take the photo, it all comes down to a complete silence within – this silence is the very source of my expression. I wish for my images to connect the viewer, even for a short second, with their inner silence – the language of nature and beauty.

A poet uses words and metaphors to describe something that is beyond words, and this is how I try to use photography. Robert Frank once said: “When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” I can strongly relate to these words. Perhaps some people view photographs as just “shots”, but to me, each photo is a poem and each image has a soul.

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More of my works can be seen here: http://www.facebook.com/AlexGreenshpunPhotography http://www.alexgreenshpun.com

The Beautiful Photography of Olga Tremblay

Today we would like to introduce you to the beautiful photography of Olga Tremblay. Olga invited us to check out her portfolio of work a few weeks back and we fell in love with it. Olga talks about herself and her work below.

I always loved visual arts, especially photography, but the process to take a picture up to the final result didn’t interest me much because in my mind it was more associated to technical skills rather than creative skills. It was by accident I came to photography.

I was in a very difficult period of my life causing me stress, insomnia and health problems. Following a good friend’s suggestion, I tried meditation to focus on present time and to connect with my environment. The idea of meditation was great, but it was very abstract for me and I wasn’t able to understand how. Then I began to take long walks to explore my neighborhood. One day, I carried a camera I had bought a few months before. It was more to justify my recent buy than anything else, but then I realized it had similar effects as meditation and much more… I discovered a passion!

At first, my camera helped me to concentrate on the moment and it was a way to transform tension in a state of concentration and attention. During outings with the camera, I was noticing details I had never seen before: light, shadows, textures, colors, shapes and people’s expressions around me. This concentration was leading me to a quiet and peaceful state of mind.

After exploring many technical aspects of photography in specialized books, I quickly discovered the importance to get inspiration from other photographers and to share and show my work. Sharing my pictures was important for the feedback and encouragement people gave me. Photography became an important part of my life. I love the unpredictability of the situations I capture and the state of mind it gives me. It makes me feel fully alive and awake.

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You can see more of Olga’s beautiful photography on Flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/pix-olga/

Beautiful Photography of the Magical Li River by Yan Zhang

Today we would like to introduce you to a fantastic photographer, Yan Zhang. Yan is a Computer Scientist and a full-time university professor with specialization on Artificial Intelligence in Sydney, Australia. Yan started Digital Photography in 2007 and now devotes his passion to landscape photography. His photography focuses on grand landscapes of oceans, sky and mountains, as well as fine natural substances.

Today we will showcase his collection of Li River photos. Yan first visited the Li River in 2006. Since that time he has been back 5 times exploring and capturing the beauty of the river.

Below is a sample of the breathtaking images Yan captured on the Li River. If you would like to see more please visit his portfolio site: http://yanzhangphotography.com.

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