When you think of famous landscape photographers of the 20th century, people like Ansel Adams, Andreas Gursky, Per Bak Jensen, Galen Rowell, Stuart Klipper, David Muench and Peter Lik come to mind.

These guys were, and still are, great landscape photography artists in their own right. They gave the world some fine images to cherish for a long time to come.

Ansel Adams - Famous Landscape Photographers

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams produced some brilliantly contrasting black and white’s of his beloved American homeland, while Andreas Gursky (The Rhein II) and Peter Lik (Phantom) are most widely known for selling their best artworks for record sums of money.

I want to introduce you to some of the best digital landscapers.

These people are also famous in their own right and have produced some of the most popular images on the top photo community site, 500px.

Newly Famous Landscape Photographers

1 – Max Rive

Blinded by Max Rive

This is a self-portrait taken by Mike Rive in Thorsmork, Iceland. He named it Blinded and took this great shot while searching for some unique photo locations for an upcoming tour of Iceland which he was taking in the summer.

It has been viewed over 420,000 times on 500px.com and got the editor’s choice award by Marina Cano on 22nd February, 2015.  It was taken with a Nikon D800E and Nikkor 14-24mm lens.

2 – Francesco Gola

Kermorvan Lighthouse By Francesco Gola
This is Kermorvan Lighthouse by Francesco Gola. He has named this particular picture Polyphemus, who in Greek mythology was the giant one-eyed son of Poseidon and Thoosa.

It claimed the Editor’s Choice award from Brian Matiash of 500px.com on February 11th, 2015. It was taken with the Canon 5D MK III and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens.

3 – Gitta Sladic

The Light by Gitta Sladic
This beautiful image is called The Light. It was captured by Gitta Sladic in her home country of Slovenia.

She took the image overlooking the village of Smlednik which is located on the left bank of the Sava River. Her camera is a Nikon D5000 and the settings for this shot are 62mm at f/8 with ISO 100.

4 – ilhan Eroglu

One Thousand and One Nights by ilhan Eroglu
One Thousand and One Nights is a great shot of the Guaita Fortress which is one of the Three Towers of San Marino.

It was captured using the Canon 5D MK III using the 24-70mm lens with an aperture of f/3.2 and shutter-speed of 2 seconds.

5 – Alex Noriega

Arclight by Alex Noriega
This is a great sunrise shot by Alex Noriega which was awarded Editor’s Choice by Lincoln Harrison of 500px.com on 1st March, 2015.

He photographed this sunrise at Crater Lake in Oregon, USA, and named this shot Arclight!

Alex is a full-time American landscape photographer and used a Nikon D600 camera for this photo at 16mm, f/11, ISO 100, 1/13th second.

6 – Michael Shainblum

Temple of Moonlight by Michael Shainblum
I love this photo by Michael Shainblum which he aptly named Temple of Moonlight.

It’s a very unique moonset vertical panorama, which consists of 5 overlapping images, featuring the Milky Way Galaxy and was taken in Big Sur through the famous archway at Pfeiffer Beach.

It was selected by Toby Harriman from 500px.com for the Editor’s Choice award on 16th January, 2015 and has been viewed over 375,000 times by their online photography community.

Michael, a professional photographer/filmmaker, used a Sony A7S with a shutter speed of 20 seconds, apperture f/2.8 and ISO 12800.

7 – Marc Adamus

Cool The Flames by Marc Adamus
You are looking at an awesome piece of artwork called Cool The Flames. Out of all these newly famous landscape photographers I’m introducing you to, Marc Adamus is one of my favorites.

He captured this amazing image during a 4-week winter trip to Argentina and Chile.

It received the 500px.com Editor’s Choice award on 28th June, 2014, and has been viewed over 430,000 times online by his fellow landscape photography enthusiasts.

8 – Lauri Lohi

Transparent Mirror by Lauri Lohi
Transparent Mirror is a HDR panorama of a pond at Aulanko nature reserve. It is made up of 9 different images and each one comprises of 3 different exposures.

Lauri took it with his Canon 6D and EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens. It was taken at 17mm with an aperture of f/14 and ISO 200. Transparent Mirror was the Editor’s Choice on December 4th, 2015.

9 – Daniel Kordan

The White Silence by Daniel Kordan
What do you think of this snowy wilderness called The White Silence?

Daniel Kordan captured this image of Otorten mountain while leading his North Ural expedition.

Located very close to the Dead Men Mountain, Kholotchakhl, The White Silence was awarded Editor’s Choice by Waheed Akhtar on 4th April, 2014.

You can find more of Daniel’s work at: http://danielkordan.com.

10 – Arpan Das

Standing On The Edge by Arpan Das
This photo was taken at Lake Bled, Slovenia, and was shot just after sunrise.

Arpan Das named this picture, Standing On The Edge, and used his Canon 6D at 17mm with an aperture of f/9 and ISO 200.

It received the Editor’s Choice award on March 6th, 2015 from Lincoln Harrison of 500px.com.

11 – Miles Morgan

Jet Airway by Miles Morgan
Jet Airway was taken be Miles Morgan with his Nikon D800E.

12 – Artur Stanisz

Thundered Ice by Artur Stanisz
Thundered Ice is a vibrant sunrise landscape of Abraham Lake in the Canadian Rockies. Just like me, Artur Stanisz, is a self-taught landscape photographer and lives in Vancouver, Canada.

He uses a Nikon D800 and D810 to capture his eye-catching images and this one earned him the Editor’s Choice award on March 4th, 2015 from Lincoln Harrison of 500px.com.

13 – Jaewoon U

Memory Of Spring by Jaewoon U

Memory of Spring was taken by Jaewoon U from Korea. It was awarded the Editor’s Choice on 15th August, 2015 by Alban Henderyckx.

14 – Ryan Dyar

Goat Crossing by Ryan Dyar
Ryan Dyar is a professional landscape photographer from Seattle, Washington. He named this photo Goat Crossing and took it while visiting Glacier National Park just above the Hidden Lake.

He was given the Editor’s Choice award from 500px.com on 2nd February, 2015, by Max Rive who is another one of our famous modern landscape photographers.

15 – Robert Beideman

In Hiding by Robert Beideman
In Hiding was taken by Robert on a cold December morning in Banff. He used a Nikon D800E and 14mm lens to take this prize winning shot. You can see more of his work at: http://www.lambentphotography.com.

16 – Janez Tolar

Pearl by Janez Tolar
Janez Tolar is a talented landscape and nature photographer from Slovenia and uses a Sony A700 to create his fantastic works of art.

He called this piece Pearl and it received the Editor’s Choice award from Vivienne Gucwa on 5th January, 2015.

17 – Luke Austin

Mount Cook New Zealand by Luke Austin

18 – Raymond Hoffmann

Home Sweet Home by Raymond Hoffmann

19 – Dino Marsango

Here To Stay by Dino Marsango

20 – Rizwan Saddique

K6 Massif by Rizwan Saddique

21 – Mark Metternich

Wotans Crescendo by Mark Metternich

22 – Rob Dickinson

One Calm Tree by Rob Dickinson

23 – Mike Reyfman

The Perfect Storm by Mike Reyfman

24 – Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Pristine by Ole Henrik Skjelstad

25 – Dheny Patungka

The Jungle by Dheny Patungka

26 – Marco Carmassi

Lavender Sunset by Marco Carmassi

27 – Andrea Pozzi

Breath by Andrea Pozzi

28 – Angela Chong

Second Wave by Angela Chong

29 – Candace Dyar

Tulip Sunrise by Candace Dyar

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Mark McKnight
 

I'm a self-taught amateur photographer with a real passion for digital photography. I'm currently shooting with a Canon 7D and love sharing the tips and techniques I've learned over the years right here at Amateur Photography School.