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03/06/2009 03:38:40 AM · #1
Choose upto 5 pictures that others took (not your own) and that inspire you enough to go back and check them now and again...

I will start here:

Out of 129 of my favorites as of today, here are the top 5 (in no particular order) that inspire me the most:

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I thank these artists for renewing my zeal for picking the camera up every few days.

Thank you!

03/10/2009 12:47:39 PM · #2
I Dont suppose people like to give credits away here anymore, eh? Nobody else's work inspires you anymore?
03/10/2009 12:51:26 PM · #3
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_666483.jpg by 21.gif metatate
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_470966.jpg by 21.gif AndrewTO
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_58671.jpg by 31.gif theodor38
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_50660.jpg by 21.gif jjbeguin
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_725234.jpg by 21_F.gif Doyle
03/10/2009 12:53:34 PM · #4
wow! i'm really flattered, thanks for the mention Prash, let me get my own list here
03/10/2009 01:09:19 PM · #5
Just five? That's tough, so here are a random five amongst the dozens:

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_471810.jpg by De Sousa
608188.jpg by goodman
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_208560.jpg by Ivo
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_705263.jpg by krnodil
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_767664.jpg by ubique

03/10/2009 01:12:59 PM · #6
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_749679.jpg 21_F.gif Roz just inspires me in general because she has such a PASSION for photography, but i have wanted to get into macro shots and her bugs have really lit that fire

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_660165.jpg I really tried to improve my portrait photography (and I feel like I have made some strides), and much of it has to do with 21_F.gif SandyP's advice and the inspiration of her shots

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_613657.jpg shots like this one from 21_F.gif Kali have encouraged me to try and use the photo AND the title to make the viewer THINK!

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_539559.jpg this is actually not the shot I would have chosen from 31_F.gif ShannonLee but much to my dismay, she has let her account lapse, i find no other more appropriate word for her work than 'moving'

737898.jpg last, but CERTAINLY not least, it has been very enjoyable to watch my step-daughter 21_F.gif ScooterMcnutty grow in her skills, i fear her powers as she grows ;) its refreshing to see the frame through the viewfinder of a young person
03/10/2009 01:24:21 PM · #7

unfairly short list in no particular order

Message edited by author 2009-03-10 13:27:18.
03/10/2009 01:27:30 PM · #8




03/10/2009 01:30:58 PM · #9
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_713153.jpg by 21_F.gif hihosilver Oh to have such a wonderful horsey motion blur in my portfolio!

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_743617.jpg by 21.gif De Sousa and not to be afraid of such a large and complicated set up.

630012.jpg by 21_F.gif suemack or capture meaningful moments of human/animal contact.

572489.jpg by 21_F.gif roz the glorious color, imagination and composition that goes into photo illustrations

73640.jpg by 21.gif Pedro for new (wide) angles on my usual equine subjects which is a big "no no" to most pro horse photographers

and if I could add a sixth, it would be 21_F.gif lynnesite and there are oh so many more as well

03/10/2009 01:33:18 PM · #10


good call on this one, he is inspiring for winning so many ribbons with a point and shoot!
03/10/2009 01:34:41 PM · #11
These photos inspired me.... a lot!

03/10/2009 01:44:11 PM · #12
Hard to limit to 5, but here goes:
03/10/2009 01:55:35 PM · #13
There are so MANY! My favorites folder is huge - and every one is special to me. But with the direction I want to go with my photography, I think these are the photos /photographers that have inspired me to "grow" in that direction:
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_404406.jpg by 21_F.gif goodman
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_420607.jpg by 21.gif gsal
496435.jpg by 21.gif gsal

Still looking and thinking of others, but these are the 3 that stand out the most to me. They are photos that tell the story of a face. The photograph of a soul. It is the kind of photography I am most passionate about.

03/10/2009 02:27:34 PM · #14
I could fill your hard drive with all of the wonderfully inspirational photos from DPCers. I spent quite a bit of time narrowing it down to these 5 (although there are literally dozens that could have easily made this list if I had been in a different mood). Unfortunately, some of my most inspirational photos belong to photographers who are no longer members (and therefore no longer available for display).

Thank you to everyone at DPC for your time, talent, inspiration, friendship, generosity, comments, criticisms, and persistence. I credit this site & its members with my success to date in a very competitive field. I love everything about photography and learn more every day from you wonderful people.

Here are the 5 that made my list (in no particular order):

73804.jpg 21.gif kiwiness
Truly a master... There are tons more in Gary's portfolio that inspire me, but this was one of the first. His more recent work is beyond surreal. I LOVE it!

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_335672.jpg 21.gif Pedro
Peter's work is so great and creative. This is a masterpiece. His SPs are probably my favorite.

374952.jpg 21.gif librodo
Manny is an most amazing portrait photographer. I'm sure it helps to have such beautiful students and models at his disposal, but he captures the true essence and beauty of the subject.

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_469377.jpg 31.gif Joey Lawrence
Joey has been a real inspiration - seeing him grow from a kid with a 1MP P&S into a world-class professional. This particular shot was inspiring, but there are a number of others (no longer available) that touched me on so many levels.

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_543104.jpg 21.gif elsapo
Another young guy who never ceases to amaze me... His work is just stellar and this particular piece left me speechless.

As I said before, it is nearly impossible to do justice to the numerous inspirational images on this site. If you asked me tomorrow, I'd give you 5 different photos from 5 more AMAZING photogs.
03/10/2009 03:48:46 PM · #15
Wow! Thanks for sharing your top 5 favs, guys!

I presume there are many others who are shying away from disclosing their inspirations.... let'em out here guys!

Message edited by author 2009-03-10 15:49:01.
03/10/2009 04:04:01 PM · #16
5 that might be tough, there are many. For this exercise I will just say, When I can tell a story this well with a image. I will be completely satisfied !!

03/10/2009 04:11:04 PM · #17
Hard to narrow it down

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03/10/2009 04:15:41 PM · #18
Originally posted by alans_world:

5 that might be tough, there are many. For this exercise I will just say, When I can tell a story this well with a image. I will be completely satisfied !!

What a connecting shot!

I dont suppose goodman was satisfied with this one though:-)

Thanks for sharing.
03/10/2009 04:16:35 PM · #19

The picture and the story are inspiring! Thank you!

Message edited by author 2009-03-10 16:16:52.
03/10/2009 04:26:52 PM · #20
Originally posted by violinist123:


I like this one... though the flash took away some charm.
03/10/2009 04:27:05 PM · #21
I can't really choose 5 photos that inspire me, but I can pick a photographer.

21_F.gif njsabs2323. Her photographs of people, especially her children, are something that I would love to be able to capture myself. I find myself going to her portfolio time and time again to get inspiration and look at the way she does things and write notes on how to apply some of that to my own work down the line.

Once these winter blues are out of my system, look out DPC!
03/10/2009 08:12:26 PM · #22
The photographer I draw a vast majority of my inspiration from is easily the works of 21.gif jlanoue. As for the photograph's, that was also an easy choice.

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_668999.jpg I hope that someday I can create a photo that leaves me as breathless as this one does.

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_652868.jpg This encourages me to be more dedicated, to wait for that perfect moment.

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_652869.jpg A viewer in their place is a lost art

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_137659.jpg To break away from light in the popular sense of photography (and what drew me to IR)

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_137229.jpg I need to do more double exposures

The Breaking New Ground Challenge was by far one of the most inspirational for me.
03/10/2009 09:11:10 PM · #23
The Creepy: 583742.jpg
The Odd: Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_684294.jpg
The Creative: Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_467447.jpg
The Classic: Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_677185.jpg
The Painful: 596105.jpg
03/10/2009 09:40:40 PM · #24
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_447568.jpg pure inspiration
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_146420.jpg probably the best portrait on the site
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_426217.jpg great portrait with attitude
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_167372.jpg my favorite candid shot here
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_204790.jpg such a powerful message
03/11/2009 02:32:56 PM · #25
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_661577.jpg by 21_F.gif Faery, still to this day my favorite image on DPC.
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_658287.jpg by 21.gif JawnyRico who was lighting up DPC one day and gone the next.
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_678848.jpg by 21.gif Yanko for taking a slightly better than average nature photo and turning it into a masterpiece.
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_755561.jpg by 21.gif Brin because I'm a sucker for anything taken at night, and supremely jealous of the night sky in northern latitudes.
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_725533.jpg by 31.gif byshen for brilliantly capturing the essence of childhood and making it look easy.

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