Re: Re: Lesson 2: Inspiration

Duncan Rawlinson

Hello there!

How are things in Kuwait?! I’m happy that you are submitting your assignments!

I’m also happy that you decided to take part in the course. I really enjoy helping people take better photographs.

When I started out in photography I wasn’t really that inspired by other photographers. Since then I have come to learn about and admire many of these people:

Ansel Adams
Edward Weston
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Eugene Atget
Richard Avedon
Robert Frank
Walker Evans
William Eggleston
Garry Winogrand
Alfred Stieglitz
Lee Friedlander
Andre Kertesz
Paul Strand
Edward Steichen
Stephen Shore
Dorothea Lange
Lewis W Hine
Andreas Feininger
Robert Capa
Man Ray
Helmut Newton
Robert Doisneau
Alexander Rodchenko
Julia Margaret Cameron
Gordon Parks
Ara Guler
August Sander
Alvin Baltrop
Michael K Brown
Andreas Gursky
Sebastiao Salgado
David Bailey
Ryan Mcginley
Jan Saudek
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Willy Ronis
Albert Renger-Patzsch
Eadweard James Muybridge
Mathew Brady
Dan Winters
Duncan Rawlinson 😉

You could start studying them when you are not shooting your own photographs!

I’m glad you’ve also chosen to start shooting with a DSLR.

One of my regrets is that I didn’t switch to a more professional camera earlier on in my photography career.

So you are on the right track.

I enjoyed reading your piece and I sincerely hope to help you improve your photography.

If there is one thing I can tell you now, it’s keep shooting! Always be shooting!