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A photographer is a person whose artistic activity or occupation consists of taking photographs through the use of a camera or other device capable of storing a two dimensional replica of reality.

Photographers are usually classified based on the topics in which they have specialized. Some explore the typical themes of paintings, landscapes, still lifes and portraits. Others specialize in topics such as street photography, documentary photography, fashion photography, wedding photography, war photography, the photojournalism and advertising photography. There are specialties for causes such as scientific photography or aerial photography.

Wedding photographers and other celebrations are presented with their team on the date indicated at the venue. On occasion, they previously make photographs of the bride and her family at their home before the celebration. Then, they shoot photographs of the parties and companions during the ceremony and, after this, to themselves and the guests asking them to pose for him in groups. During the dinner, they go around all the tables of the restaurant photographing the diners. Later, they elaborate an album of the wedding that they give to the fiance and they are put at the disposal of the guests to sell them the photos that have done to them.

The photojournalist specializes in photographing events that illustrate the news of a media, such as a magazine or newspaper. To do this, it moves to the indicated place to take different snapshots. Then, select the highest quality and most illustrative for the publication or send the negatives to the writing to do it there. Generally, they are specialized in a particular information section such as sports, events or politics.

Sports photographers are those who, in addition to having a great knowledge of the sport they cover, have the ability to obtain the photographs at the right time. Before a competition, the photographer tests and looks for the best angles. In sports photography, it is not only about obtaining a good composition, but it is also necessary to capture the most important moment. Regarding the equipment, a high-end or semi-professional digital SLR camera is recommended, which seals between 6 to 10 shots per second, and a telephoto lens of 200 to 600 mm, with good brightness.

Photographers are called paparazzi who take pictures of celebrities taken carelessly. The distinction between photography and artistic photojournalism or other types of photography and associated techniques does not eliminate the personal aspect of the work of the great photographers.

Photography is also a means of artistic expression, not just a way of registering the world around us, so the artist can also incorporate this tool as a means of expressing his inner world.

1. Fadil Berisha

As a fashion photographer, he works for companies, fashion magazines, modeling agency and commercials, then celebrities such as Halle Berry, Snoop Dog, Jennifer Beals, Angela Martini, Bleona Qereti and more.

2. Pirkle Jones

Pirkle Jones
Born January 2, 1914 in Shreveport, he was an American photographer who documented the lives of migrant farm workers, the California cities threatened by the environment and the leaders of the Black Panther Party.

3. George Davison

George Davison
George Davison began taking photographs around 1885 and soon became a member of the Camera Club in London. Differences in the club over the artistic orientation of photography led to the founding of the Linked Ring, to whose founding members he belonged.

4. Billy Monk

Billy Monk

Billy Monk was a South African, known for his photography of a Cape Town nightclub between 1967 and 1969, during system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race. In 2012 after the death a book was published, Billy Monk: Nightclub Photographs. Billy's outline camera flash and quick eye revealed quaint incidents in real life and lasting for a very short time moments that provide a energizing take on the imagery we typically see from that portion of time. It's out of sight world of sailors and sugar girls.

5. Bill Owens

Bill Owens
Bill Owens is a photographer and journalist from the United States of America. He has also won prizes such as Guggenheim. He is one of the very few photographers who has shot images of people in the suburbs on a large scale.

6. Frank Gohlke

Frank Gohlke -A professional photographer from America. Frank Goholk was born on April 3, 1942 in Wichita Falls, TX. He studied at Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin. Frank Gohlke's childhood was spent and had his early education in Wichita Falls, Texas. He bought his first camera when he was 15 years old and was a member of the Wichita Falls camera club during high school.

7. Nökkvi Elíasson

Nökkvi is the son of Elias Halldórsson, an artist and brother of Gyridur Elíasson, a writer and Sigurlaugur Elíasson, a poet and an artist. He has held two exhibitions of his works.

8. Franck Vogel

Franck Vogel is known for his work on environmental issues, Social, ethnological and geopolitics, which were published by the international press (GEO, Stern, Paris Match, NRC Weekblad, Animan, Le Monde diplomatique) and exhibited around the world.

9. Jan Grarup

Jan Grarup, born on December 2, 1968 in Kvistgaard) is a Danish photographer specializing in war photography. He has won numerous awards including the World Press Photo for his work on the Kosovo war. He is a member of the Noor agency.

10. Andrew J. Russell

Andrew, born March 20, 1829 and dead September 22, 1902 was a American painter and photographer known for his photographs relating to the Civil War and the first transcontinental conducted by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869.

11. Hiroshi Watanabe

12. John Heartfield

13. Daniel Davis Jr.

14. Raymond Moore

15. Gustave Le Gray

16. Alioune Bâ

17. Eric Miller

18. Ara Güler

19. Seiji Kurata

20. Juergen Teller

21. Emmy Andriesse

22. Steven Underhill

23. Reg Balch

24. Maeda Genzo

25. Alfred Stieglitz

26. Barry Kay

27. Homer Sykes

28. Laurence Aberhart

29. Kotaro Tanaka

30. Belle Johnson

31. Lauren Greenfield

32. John Veltri

33. Bob Gruen

34. Jane Fulton Alt

35. Jim Brandenburg

36. Lee Isaacs

37. Richard Billingham

38. Farah Mahbub

39. Hugo Cifuentes

40. Phil Borges

41. Mattias Klum

42. Alexander Rodchenko

43. Jean-Philippe Charbonnier

44. Ignác Šechtl

45. Henri Cartier-Bresson

46. Ugo Mulas

47. Joan Colom

48. Kate Matthews

49. Alexey Brodovitch

50. Dhaval Dhairyawan

51. Jack Birns

52. Adam Fuss

53. Nick Turpin

54. Ross Halfin

55. Jean-Christian Bourcart

56. Dudley Edmondson

57. Francis Meadow Sutcliffe

58. Diane Arbus

59. Paul Strand

60. Edwin Smith

61. Peter Pitseolak

62. Luca Kleve-Ruud

63. Huma Mulji

64. Clemens Kalischer

65. Richard Maynard

66. Edward S. Curtis

67. Åke Ericson

68. David Stewart

69. Barbara Traub

70. Oscar Gustave Rejlander

71. Paul Caponigro

72. William Saunders

73. Bill Schwab

74. Shigeru Tamura

75. Vik Muniz

76. Pascal Meunier

77. Alex Levac

78. Floria Sigismondi

79. Jahangir Razmi

80. John McBride

81. Mario Giacomelli

82. Ira Block

83. Eliot Porter

84. Alice Boughton

85. Paula Rae Gibson

86. John G. Zimmerman

87. Julia Margaret Cameron

88. Vytautas Stanionis

89. Andrew Catlin

90. Darius Kinsey

91. Jeanloup Sieff

92. Piero Gemelli

93. Dominic Rouse

94. Zana Briski

95. Ans Westra

96. Nasrollah Kasraian

97. David Doubilet

98. Maeve Berry

99. Matthew Rolston

100. Norman Parkinson

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