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What's some photographers that you'd like to see us get for a Q&A? You can list some super famous people, but the odds are much smaller. If we can find some obviously very talented, but with a bit of a following online photographer - we've got a better than 0 chance of getting them for a Q&A. For instance, John Parminter obviously has some stuff to teach about landscape!

So, community, who are some photographers you would like to talk with? (One photog per answer please.)

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  • Is this happening anytime soon? – Vikas Dec 27 '11 at 2:43
  • @Vikas - This is one of the things I'm going to try to spearhead for the new year. – rfusca Dec 28 '11 at 1:53
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Patrick Smith

I follow him religiously on flickr and his composition notes on flickr photos have been very helpful for me. I'd like to chew his ear off given a chance :).

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    Wow, this is amazing flickr.com/photos/patrick-smith-photography/5916495923/in/… – rfusca Nov 22 '11 at 14:41
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    @rfusca: Wow, amazing indeed! Regarding photogs, as far as I am concerned, we can skip Ken Rockwell...that guy doesn't need any more publicity or ego-stroking. – jrista Nov 22 '11 at 18:07
  • Can you separate out into one photog per answer? – rfusca Nov 22 '11 at 18:23
  • @rfusca, Ken Rockwell was a sarcastic comment. My nomination is Patrick Smith. Sorry if someone upvoted for Ken Rockwell. – Vikas Nov 22 '11 at 21:28
  • I realize now, looking over more of his work - that I've seen him a lot. He's quite well known. He's a great nomination, but he may be at the edge of realistic - we'll just have to see. – rfusca Nov 22 '11 at 21:37
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John Parminter

I love his work, and he definitely has a depth of knowledge that would be invaluable to any aspiring photographer.

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  • Can you separate out into one photog per answer? – rfusca Nov 22 '11 at 18:23
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Ken Rockwell

No, really! He's popular, influential, and, well, problematic.

I would love to point-blank ask Ken why he doesn't separate out his serious (and often thoughtful and useful articles) from the attention-getting trolling comments (which he self-characterizes as being like The Onion). It's a shame, because a lot of his good stuff is actually really good, and I feel like I can't recommend it because of the rest. I'm sure he gets a lot of hits from the troll articles, and maybe it's all about that, but it also costs him in credibility.

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    I think this has already been answered - that's his personality, and the personal website reflects it. Unfortunately, in written text, it's harder to convey what's meant as humor than in real life. But it's been a while since I read Rockwell; do you have any certain "troll articles" in mind? – Imre Nov 23 '11 at 20:34
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Marc Adamus

His work is a bit saturated, but his composition and scene selection is fantastic. He is pretty famous though, so I'm not sure of our chances here.

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Jack Brauer

He does some truly amazing 4x5 large format landscapes in the US. Not particularly famous as far as I know, but his work is superb, so he might be more well known than I suspect.

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    I loved his work on 24 – dpollitt Nov 23 '11 at 2:50
  • @dpollitt You're thinking of Kiefer Srutherland. – Evan Krall Nov 27 '11 at 6:41
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Hougaard Malan

Does some truly amazing landscape and wildlife photography of South Africa. I found Hougaard's work through DeviantArt.com, and his is some of the best there, but I'm not sure he is particularly famous.

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