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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
12 – 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 was taken by Jaewoon U from Korea. It was awarded the Editor’s Choice on 15th August, 2015 by Alban Henderyckx.
14 – 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 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
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.