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I wish I had this guy's balls.
Street photographer Bruce Gilden has a pretty distinct style of getting into strangers' faces and firing off a flash held in his other hand. Eric Kim -- who recently started doing street photography f...
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I agree, that guy is kind of an idiot. And without a release you can't really use the image for much of anything anyways.
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This is a pretty good list. I only follow a handful of these cause I'm kinda picky. But. I really like most of the them.
Jarek Klimek originally shared:
 
80 Users Google+ Photographers Need To Follow
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The list has been UPDATED on July 22.
19 new names has been added to the list.
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G+ Photography Celebrities (10000+ followers)
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Lisa Bettany
http://profiles.google.com/118418436905562612953

Thomas Hawk
http://profiles.google.com/104987932455782713675

Trey Ratcliff
http://profiles.google.com/105237212888595777019



Inspiring Landscape Photographers

Colby Brown
http://profiles.google.com/113455290791279442483

Eric Leslie
http://profiles.google.com/103216887847401478447

Gary Crabbe
http://profiles.google.com/100892612779426154375

Giuseppe Basile
http://profiles.google.com/107362628080904735459

Jay Patel ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/101145980349117737014

Jim Goldstein
http://profiles.google.com/103486150650858067282

Patrick Smith
http://profiles.google.com/102871123574468799566

Patrick Di Fruscia
http://profiles.google.com/109330684746468207713

Philippe Sainte-Laudy ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/110168117080267015976

Ron Niebrugge
http://profiles.google.com/107013418740229269209

QT Luong
http://profiles.google.com/115204805503581947511

Sathish Jothikumar
http://profiles.google.com/114231305708772868829

Saurabh Deoras
http://profiles.google.com/107028157462218372820

TSOPhotography by Terje Sørgjerd
http://profiles.google.com/107543460658107759808



Inspiring Seascape Photographers

Jim Patterson ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/114394128653474707020

Joe Azure
http://profiles.google.com/100968313568314999910

Kieran O'Connor Photography
http://profiles.google.com/116696943168863559388



Inspiring Wildlife Photographers

Carl Stovell
http://profiles.google.com/107119940474246316259

Rob Daugherty
http://profiles.google.com/108202989932786461870

Kyle Marquardt
http://profiles.google.com/114229157887417365950

William Burrard-Lucas
http://profiles.google.com/104548627795526843775



Inspiring Street Photographers

Dave Beckerman
http://profiles.google.com/116247667398036716276

Dariusz Majgier
http://profiles.google.com/108439032486286528947

Felipe Apostol
http://profiles.google.com/102873175118305865375

Gary Austin
http://profiles.google.com/113184091727451211493

Greg Schmigel
http://profiles.google.com/106359487807208915036

Leanne Staples ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/105336425684208963598

Michiel de Lange Photography
http://profiles.google.com/102409541521880756024

Mihailo Radičević
http://profiles.google.com/114369704013100203178

Star Rush
http://profiles.google.com/100994114474811451452

Trond Lindholm
http://profiles.google.com/101059049290567215584

Thomas Leuthard
http://profiles.google.com/112661262066626464523



Inspiring Portrait Photographers

Alan Shapiro
http://profiles.google.com/114056084994793924628

Jan H. Andersen
http://profiles.google.com/106369182367169177791

John Powell EFIAP DPAGB
http://profiles.google.com/102958145054444947691

Paul R. Giunta
http://profiles.google.com/116197193480724162859

Victor Bezrukov
http://profiles.google.com/101035196437264488455


Inspiring Urban Landscapes Photographers

Vivienne Gucwa
http://profiles.google.com/108527329601014444443

Scott Frederick ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/116008246625614132322



Inspiring Wedding Photographers

Neal Urban
http://profiles.google.com/100472608497932134515

Scott Jarvie
http://profiles.google.com/100962871525684315897



Inspiring Wedding and Stormchasing Photographer

Mike Olbinski ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/108834544234077411259



Inspiring Food Photographers

Nicole S. Young
http://profiles.google.com/113097851206100618060

Penny De Los Santos ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/113278937129481000981



Inspiring B&W Photographers

Suzana Ristic ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/103856102573349408385



Inspiring Architecture Photographers

Klaus Herrmann
http://profiles.google.com/115360471097759949621



Inspiring Fashion Photographers

Frank Doorhof
http://profiles.google.com/118026639398463272784



Inspiring Commercial Photographers

Israel David Groveman ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/113664406921737357882



Inspiring Documentary Photographer

Robert Larson ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/100936611936552412031



His photography focused videos are really special

Jared Polin ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/117345174540134167439



Inspiring Photographers

Alfie Goodrich
http://profiles.google.com/109220060006128553211

Ang of AKJ Photography ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/103878892760050193072

Beau Kahler
http://profiles.google.com/106289562822644692555

Brian Matiash
http://profiles.google.com/108705174211639807508

Cassius Wright
http://profiles.google.com/101962829696981365403

Chris Collacott
http://profiles.google.com/112798516308771746920

Chris Marquardt
http://profiles.google.com/103875258484706784219

Chris Miller ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/104380036950579300637

Damien Franco
http://profiles.google.com/115530776534617554663

Dave Cox
http://profiles.google.com/116799045993451756042

Dan Carr
http://profiles.google.com/111065108889012087599

G Dan Mitchell
http://profiles.google.com/102554407414282880001

Håkan Dahlström ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/102195144388135237932

John De Bord ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/103586615087663445665

Lotus Carroll
http://profiles.google.com/102476152658204495450

Mike Shaw Photography
http://profiles.google.com/102518365620075109973

Rick Sammon
http://profiles.google.com/108805430409141907975

Romain Guy ( new )
http://profiles.google.com/111962077049890418486

Terry Nelson
http://profiles.google.com/117386232350873428301



Websites Founders

Evgeny Tchebotarev - co-founder and creative director of 500px
http://profiles.google.com/115582623750221438794

Darren Rowse ( new ) - founder of Digital Photography School
http://profiles.google.com/112726038360301567381

Dave Powell - founder of ShootTokyo.com
http://profiles.google.com/101793532287583914396

Don MacAskill - the co-founder and CEO of SmugMug
http://profiles.google.com/116570889542655364711

Peter Bargh ( new ) - founder of ePHOTOzine.com
http://profiles.google.com/110095126245882149972



Editors

Corinne Perkins - the visuals editor for Reuters.com
http://profiles.google.com/108319282403260526672



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Updates info
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The initial list
The initial list "61 Users Google+ Photographers Need To Follow" has been published on July 20:
https://plus.google.com/111873853137122484021/posts/6V1sEX3v6tp

It has been shared like crazy.
The shares-counter has been maxed out (1000 shares) less than 20 hours after releasing the list.

Update #1
Published on July 22
80 Users Google+ Photographers Need To Follow
16 new names has been added to the list.
Search (use CTRL+F) for the word new to find them.

Update #2
Will be published on August 1.



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Let me share some interesting reactions to the initial list
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Natalie Villalobos
Community Manager for the Google+ project
Loving this list! Adding all of them to my photog circle... Thanks Jarek Klimek!
https://plus.google.com/109895887909967698705/posts/d4h98bR7MC1

Brian Rose
Google+ Photos Community Manager
Epic, thanks for pulling this together.

Trey Ratcliff
Okay - NOW following all of them... hehe - man I had so many tabs open... almost had to reboot!

Cassius Wright
According to social statistics i gained 2200!!!
I think its because of a photography list that got shared 9 bazillion times.
https://plus.google.com/101962829696981365403/posts/TERZgt7Tyab


Klaus Herrmann
Crazy Influx of new G+ Friends?

Hi guys! Yesterday evening, I found that suddenly, people started adding me to their circles at an enormous rate. Within the last 12 hours, almost 400 new G+ users added me to their circles. First of all, thanks for that to all those people. Of course, I was wondering what could cause this. First, I thought that G+ had opened the gates to the public. But I found no proof for that.

Then, after some further investigations, I found that I had been included on a list of 61 photographers that Jarek Klimek recommended to follow. This list has apparently been shared like mad over the last few hours.



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Notes
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1) My goal is to create the list of inspiring and interesting photographers.

2) I can't use the +mention for all photographers because G+ has a limit to the number of people you can tag in a post. This is why there are the old-fashioned links in the list.

3) I'm sure I've missed some interesting names, and I'm eager to hear your recommendations. Please don't recommend users who just created their G+ profile, but they have no posts published here, yet.

4) The Google plus photography community is very dynamic, so I'm going to update the list regularly. Do you want to be notified about the updates? Add me +Jarek Klimek to your circles.
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nifty! btw, google+'s page has a lot of nifty info
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Google + to go live for public on or before July 31st.
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I've added a bunch of people to my circles. However, no one seems to be getting invites.
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Fantastic image!
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Shocker of the day, +Trey Ratcliff experiences hazy weather in SEATTLE! :)
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Just uploaded this video for you.. a failed photo shoot in Seattle... I thought you might like to see failures as well as successes. This video is not terribly exciting.. I was feeling a bit blue when I made it.
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You probably have to be pretty advanced to know that a shot won't turn out before you even try
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Photographers who follow me,

One of the ways that I learn about what I want in my photos is by critiquing your photos. I'm aware that many photographers don't like to be critiqued. If you would like your photos or just don't care, let me know. I only critique images that capture my attention in someway, I don't generally take requests. :)

Anyways, let me know.
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Photo taken at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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Funny you should mention the little green island ... I just couldn't decide and tried to imagine the shot without it. In some ways I think it detracts a little from the "clump" of trees on the horizon, but I still like the shot.
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