60 Google+ Photographers to Inspire You

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One thing that photographers can always benefit from is inspiration, and what better way to find inspiration than to see what other photographers are doing. In the not so distant past I used to find inspiration looking in the photography section of local bookstores or magazine racks, but now the work of tens of thousands of photographers are with in reach to see with a simple mouse click.

Google+ has proven to be an incredible fountain of inspiration as photographers from around the world have been making good use of the service. Google+ not only makes finding photographers easy through recommendations of others,  it makes for a great photography viewing experience. Compiled in this list are professional and amateurs photographers alike, many of which were brought to my attention by the thriving community of photographers on Google+.

Here are 50 photographers to inspire you and if you’d like connect with me on Google+ here (editors note: connect with dPS founder, Darren Rowse here). Enjoy!

  1. Seung Kye Lee (fine art nature)
  2. Léon Leijdekkers (fine art B&W)
  3. Guy Tal (fine art landscape)
  4. John Paul Caponigro (fine art)
  5. Tony Rath (underwater)
  6. Ryan Doco Connors (portraiture)
  7. William Burrard-Lucas (wildlife)
  8. Olivier Du Tré (fine art nature)
  9. Aaron Feinberg (fine art)
  10. Ed Leveckis (fine art & portraiture)
  11. Philippe Sainte-Laudy (fine art & nature)
  12. David Sanger (travel)
  13. Ron Niebrugge (wildlife & travel)
  14. Michael McAreavy (landscape)
  15. Craig Ferguson (travel & environment)
  16. Gary Crabbe (travel)
  17. QT Luong (nature & travel)
  18. Jim Patterson (underwater & nature)
  19. Jessy Eykendorp (nature)
  20. G Dan Mitchell (landscape & nature)
  21. Mike Cavaroc (nature & wildlife)
  22. Dan Heller (travel)
  23. Patrick Di Fruscia (fine art landscape)
  24. Trey Ratcliff (travel & hdr)
  25. Patrick Smith
  26. Brian Matiash (urban & street)
  27. Manuel Guerzoni (street)
  28. Neil McShane (Fine Art B&W)
  29. Jay Patel (landscape)
  30. Varina Patel (landscape)
  31. Peter West Carey (travel)
  32. Matt Suess (fine art & hdr)
  33. Marsel van Oosten (wildlife)
  34. Ben Locke (fine art)
  35. Rebecca Jackrel (wildlife)
  36. Michael Kern (wildlife)
  37. Inge Fernau (nature)
  38. Dixon Hamby (iphoneography)
  39. Richard Wong (travel & landscape)
  40. Matt Weber (street)
  41. Agustin Rafael Reyes (travel)
  42. Helen Sotiriadis (various)
  43. Pierre Beteille (photo art)
  44. Ryan Brenizer (wedding)
  45. Sarah R. Bloom (fine art)
  46. Daniel Sroka (fine art)
  47. Greg Schmigel (street)
  48. Star Rush (iphoneography)
  49. Chun Tong Chung (street)
  50. Mike Moats (macro)
  51. Ben Fullerton (adventure)
  52. David La Spina (travel)
  53. Vincent Favre (nature)
  54. Mihailo Radi?evi? (street)
  55. J A Mortram (environment & social documentary)
  56. David English (street)
  57. Laura C. Williams (wildlife)
  58. Victor Lacken (HDR)
  59. Patricia Gil Mayoral (landscape B&W)
  60. Kalle Björklid (music)

Bonus: For more great photography insights to other great talent follow…

  1. Miki Johnson
  2. Andy Adams

Lastly you can fine me Jim Goldstein on Google+ as well as Darren Rowse of course.

This is but the tip of the iceberg there were numerous other photographers worthy of note, but they’ve not yet added many photos to their albums. Stay tuned there will no doubt be more photographers to recommend as Google+ opens to more people in the coming weeks.

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Jim Goldstein is a San Francisco based professional photographer. An author as well as a photographer Jim has been published in numerous publications including Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, Popular Photography and has self-published a PDF eBook Photographing the 4th Dimension - Time covering numerous slow shutter techniques. His latest work and writing can be found on his JMG-Galleries blog and on 500px

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  • tiffani January 27, 2012 07:39 am

    I'm not sure if Dale Benefield (Benfield Photography) is on Google+ but he is also an amazing wedding photographer. You should check him out too!

  • Inguan October 11, 2011 02:26 pm

    So many new add on google+, thx
    My: https://plus.google.com/104795682570790499798/

  • JokinSu September 28, 2011 09:47 pm

    Another photographer:

    Jokin Sukunza

    https://plus.google.com/111263411122757438264/posts

  • Salvador Alicea September 26, 2011 10:47 am

    https://plus.google.com/100461391241588208048
    fine art photography, Landscape and Digital photography workshops in spanish

  • Fuzzypiggy September 23, 2011 02:50 am

    George Johnson ( Fuzzypiggy )

    https://plus.google.com/117414264993973907097

    ( UK Landscapes )

  • Jack September 6, 2011 05:46 pm

    Giacomo Albertini from Verona
    https://plus.google.com/108867637736775747583/posts
    (fine art, B&W, travel and Street Photography)

  • Atsushi Mori September 3, 2011 07:37 am

    hello everybody:) This is very heart warming album.
    https://plus.google.com/photos/100185707560478368490/albums/5638735206294191457

  • Glenn August 25, 2011 06:40 am

    This list was fantastic! I've been sitting on it in Google Reader for awhile now and finally got around to adding everyone to my circles. It's so great to be able to delve into the community this way and stay connected with individual photographers. It's wonderful! Thanks of much for posting this and putting in the time to compile this list!

  • Raphael C August 20, 2011 01:12 pm

    Could someone please invite me? Wanna stay connected to a network of great photographers.
    Thanks!

  • Francesco August 17, 2011 12:15 am

    https://plus.google.com/114288572990229558524/posts

  • Christopher Jay August 13, 2011 12:14 am

    I agree with Cat Hoffman.
    :)

    https://plus.google.com/109268388872941447574

  • Mike August 12, 2011 04:01 am

    Honored to be included with such great photographers! Thank you for the inclusion!

  • Lensman kc August 9, 2011 05:17 am

    Thanks i added all :))

  • Daniel Gadpen August 8, 2011 11:42 pm

    I think that it possible to connect many projects.
    https://plus.google.com/109451024815993401243

  • Kantor August 8, 2011 04:03 am

    https://plus.google.com/102734413618402415708

  • Dariusz Majgier August 7, 2011 02:53 am

    Dariusz Majgier - Street Portraits of Strangers:
    https://plus.google.com/108439032486286528947

  • Celesta August 6, 2011 06:05 am

    I want to add +Dave Powell from ShootTokyo, who blogs his life in Japan on Leica. It's a must for all street photographers as well as anybody interested in Japan.

  • Hazza August 5, 2011 11:27 pm

    im too awesome to get un-noticed .. add me in:

    https://plus.google.com/102674067485144962068

  • David Dobreski August 5, 2011 07:07 am

    not very many portraiture photographers at all on this list! otherwise, great list.

  • Celesta August 5, 2011 01:10 am

    I follow Dave Powell (ShootTokyo) religiously. He blogs his life in Tokyo, Japan as well as his travels mainly on Leica. A must-see for all street photography enthusiasts.

  • Celine Vast August 4, 2011 06:08 pm

    I like Geoffroy Demarquet :) but not in your list ? why ?
    https://plus.google.com/100095245926948995335/posts?hl=fr

  • Jeff Sullivan August 4, 2011 05:32 am

    The Google+ community grows a lot from week to week. Glad you included Michael Frye, who was missed by many lists. Outstanding photographers who remain relatively undiscovered there include:

    William Neill https://plus.google.com/100586461319763000734/posts
    Floris van Breugel https://plus.google.com/103245041057625130355/posts

    I'm mainly out shooting for a book project these days, but I'm starting to get a few of my recent photos up on Google+... https://plus.google.com/photos/107459220492917008623/albums/5635944237903646865

  • Studio Wetty August 4, 2011 01:50 am

    Nice list. Was hoping for more wedding-centric photographers (just Ryan made the list).

  • Craig Ferguson August 4, 2011 01:35 am

    Thanks for the inclusion. It's an honor to be among so many fine photographers.

  • Iza August 3, 2011 10:00 pm

    Great idea for a post, Jim. I discovered few people worth following I was not aware of. Thanks.

  • Dariusz Majgier August 3, 2011 07:52 pm

    Dariusz Majgier (Street Portraits of Strangers):
    https://plus.google.com/108439032486286528947

  • Leonie Laguinday August 3, 2011 03:20 pm

    Great list. can you also include Malcolm Fackender (Spotlight on Asia)

  • Yngve Thoresen August 1, 2011 10:57 pm

    Thank you. Excellent list. My G+ can be found here. https://plus.google.com/106344726224251903583

  • Joan August 1, 2011 02:47 pm

    I cant join G+, why? Can someone invite me ? :)
    email: crysjoan@gmail.com

  • Zack Swire August 1, 2011 02:11 am

    Great list! Cool to see David Sanger on here!

    Also, should check out Josh Ross :)

  • James July 31, 2011 08:07 pm

    I find Paul Pichugin really inspiring, he has some awesome landscape work, love his wedding photography too. https://plus.google.com/105638035132192474170

  • Paul Melly July 31, 2011 05:51 pm

    You missed

    Oliver Seidel @
    https://plus.google.com/111262146038004038186

  • Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier, Photography Blog July 31, 2011 10:19 am

    Great list. Of course I was somehow left off; maybe I was 61. Next time, right?
    Now off to check out these photographers.

    PS - you can connect with me on Google+ too! https://plus.google.com/108282766766635868780/posts

  • Carl D July 31, 2011 04:38 am

    Hey Folks,

    Here's my Google+ account .. definitely some great photographers here in the list.

    https://plus.google.com/106930933794139848428/about

    Cheers

    Carl

  • Gary Ngo July 31, 2011 12:59 am

    I think you missed out one https://plus.google.com/u/1/100979372254635085166/posts :p

  • Jonathan Ivy July 30, 2011 02:20 pm

    Awesome list. Here is my profile https://plus.google.com/111212148267016483162

  • Shakira Duarte July 30, 2011 10:18 am

    Great list! Here's my G+ account www.plus.google.com/shakiraduarte

  • Tony Rath July 30, 2011 08:28 am

    Jim,

    Thanks for the mention. Am humbled to be in such company.

    Tony

  • Martin Sully July 30, 2011 07:24 am

    What a list, so much inspiration. https://plus.google.com/u/0/105006839544396125723/posts

  • pirut July 30, 2011 03:08 am

    Why you don't put the most versatile photographer's name at here? :) Joe McNally? or maybe Louis Pang as a Wedding Photographer?

  • Henry Zawacki July 30, 2011 02:34 am

    no elizabeth halford?? while i have to admit she doesnt have a whole lot of pics on her site she is a true inspiration and her blog is inspiring..and she writes for your site??

  • J.Ed July 30, 2011 01:39 am

    While I am inspired by the work of these photographers, I am somewhat amazed that they would give up their work to Google.

  • Seung Kye Lee July 30, 2011 01:35 am

    Thank you very much, Jim and Darren, for the mention!
    Deeply appreciate to be on this great list of many fine photographers.

    Best Wishes
    Seung Kye

  • Shobhit July 30, 2011 01:02 am

    60 Photographer profiles +1

    I was looking for HDR specialists...but only found 1 (amazing one though)...

  • Randall Madrigal July 29, 2011 11:58 pm

    one more!
    https://plus.google.com/113301380963764602320/posts

  • mark July 29, 2011 11:23 pm

    Great list, and cat if you want more wedding photographers add me :)
    https://plus.google.com/101828183984777718546/posts

  • Debbi is 24atHeart July 29, 2011 10:54 pm

    Great idea! Truly enjoying the opportunity to view others' work and make connections. Thank you!

  • Daniele Lembo July 29, 2011 06:21 pm

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/105719907932656524773/posts

  • Nicholas July 29, 2011 06:10 pm

    What about Lisa Bettany? https://plus.google.com/118418436905562612953/posts

  • Fuzzypiggy July 29, 2011 05:10 pm

    Well it's certainly making think about joining to get some more exposure for my shots!

  • Matt Daniels July 29, 2011 04:48 pm

    You can never see enough Patrick Smith photography. That guy is something else. Here's mine:
    https://plus.google.com/113861305500524953010/

  • Steve M July 29, 2011 03:47 pm

    How about David duChemin? https://plus.google.com/117247033413568229004/

  • mitali July 29, 2011 02:49 pm

    you should really add chris michel to the list: https://plus.google.com/113190229460560085138/posts

  • Brian Matiash July 29, 2011 12:09 pm

    Hey Jim,

    Thank you very much for including me in this list! I'm humbled to be in the same company as many of these fine photographers. Looking forward to more chats on the G+sphere!

  • Rachel July 29, 2011 11:26 am

    Nice list! Some amazing talent there.

    https://plus.google.com/110840803935835092065/posts

  • Focx Photography July 29, 2011 10:47 am

    Still experimenting with Google+ here :)

    Feel free to add me, too: Christoph Rupprecht, (Nature, Culture, Travel)
    https://plus.google.com/113268920606901026463/

  • Darren Hester July 29, 2011 10:41 am

    Great list! There are so many talented photographers joining G+ it's hard to keep track.

  • Pierre Beteille July 29, 2011 10:35 am

    Thanks for the mention!

  • ricardo galvão July 29, 2011 10:20 am

    missed the best Flickr's photographer of sensual photography
    sexy without being vulgar..
    Despite he only shoot in JPEG using compact cameras...
    Have a look...
    just for flickr members...(cause flickers admin never gone to museu dorsai to see the coubert masterpiece)

  • David LaSpina July 29, 2011 10:12 am

    Thank you for mentioning me in the list :) The rest are all great ones too!

  • Patricia Davidson July 29, 2011 09:41 am

    Great list but very few women photographers are mentioned. I know some rockin' women photogs!

  • Greg Goodman July 29, 2011 09:35 am

    Can I add myself to this distinguished list?

    Greg Goodman (Travel/Digital Photographic Art)
    https://plus.google.com/104345450242748116125

  • Cat Hoffman July 29, 2011 09:04 am

    Wow 60 photographers and only 1 of them a wedding photographer? We need more wedding photographer's on G+ :) https://plus.google.com/117440401021797595757/

  • Dave Allen July 29, 2011 08:37 am

    Patrick Di Fruscia has amazing work, as do the Patels. I had hoped to see my name in the list when I read the title of this post, maybe next time ;-)

    https://plus.google.com/108483700324316970657/

  • CalTek July 29, 2011 08:11 am

    Just keep on making my Photography circle bigger. Thanks for the list.

    BTW I like photographing too :) http://gplus.to/caltek

  • Star Rush July 29, 2011 08:05 am

    Thanks for including me: documentary, street with my iphone ):

  • scottc July 29, 2011 07:28 am

    Inspiration indeed, thanks for posting this.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/

  • Dixon Hamby July 29, 2011 07:19 am

    Honored to be on this list. Thank you

  • Steve July 29, 2011 07:13 am

    Excellent list - some first rate monochrome specialists.

  • Will Burrard-Lucas July 29, 2011 06:42 am

    Thanks for the mention Jim! :)

  • Yvonne July 29, 2011 06:32 am

    Patrick Smith was my favorite! Wow, those are some very impressive photos. Thanks Darren for sharing.

  • A.Barlow July 29, 2011 06:31 am

    Me too Scott. This is good though :)

  • Curtis Walker July 29, 2011 06:23 am

    Great list. So nice to have collections of new people to follow. Thanks!
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/113031968610080900456/

  • Scott Webb July 29, 2011 06:17 am

    Doh, I was hoping for more than 60 ;)

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