The work of the best landscape photographers out there is a great source of inspiration. We’ve put together a list of the 27 best landscape photographers you should know, in no particular order.
Let their work inspire yours as you learn from their techniques and their beautiful images.
27. Matthew Borowick
Matthew Borowick is an award-winning photographer based in NYC. He’s a graduate of the International Centre of Photography and has won a number of impressive awards.
26. Crystal Brindle
Crystal Brindle is a park ranger and photographer based in New Zealand. She was inspired by her parents’ love for nature. She decided to pursue a career that would allow her to take care of the environment and document everything at the same time.
Her constant exposure to magnificent landscapes has made her a real professional. Her photos are elegant and thoughtful. They often feature people to give viewers an idea of how large a landscape is.
25. Jimmy Chin
Jimmy Chin is a climber, photographer, and director with an exciting portfolio. His images fall into very different categories that beautifully work together. His portfolio includes everything from photojournalism and landscape to portraiture and more.
His empathetic view of the world allows him to take authentic photos of people and landscapes.
Jimmy has used his photographic eye to direct Free Solo, Meru, and others. Free Solo won an Oscar this year.
24. Elisabetta Fox
Elisabetta Fox is an avid traveler. She has been to over 42 countries.
Her rich cultural background enables her to see beauty wherever she goes. Her photos clearly reflect that. She often takes travel photos of herself enjoying different views.
23. Chris Burkard
Chris Burkard is a photographer, director, and speaker with over 3 million followers on Instagram alone. He uses his strong online presence to put a spotlight on nature preservation and share personal travel stories.
He has a story for almost every photo on his Instagram.
Chris has a jaw-dropping list of clients including Apple, Sony, Microsoft, and many others.
22. Perri Schelat
Perri Schelat has a unique photographic style. Her images are wide and atmospheric.
She often shoots from a low angle using a small aperture. This results in very detailed foregrounds. This unusual approach to photography makes her an outstanding landscape photographer.
Perri has a few special behind-the-scenes shots on her website.
21. George Steinmetz
George Steinmetz is a photographer for National Geographic and New York Times Magazine.
He often focuses on landscapes from a great distance. His aim is to raise awareness about climate change, food supplies all over the world, and other important topics.
George’s photos are taken from unusual points of view, ones that even a helicopter wouldn’t have access to. He uses a motorised paraglider to take such photos.
20. Erin Babnik
Erin Babnik is a professional landscape photographer, educator, writer, and much more. While working as an art historian, she started taking photos regularly.
Erin’s work is stunningly soft. Its low clarity makes it look like something you’d see in a pleasant dream.
Today, she’s a well-known photographer. She has been featured in all kinds of publications, podcasts, and videos.
19. Taylor Glenn
Taylor has worked with National Geographic, Nikon, Wall Street Journal, and more.
18. Dené Miles
Dené Miles is a landscape photographer based in Seattle.
Dené’s photographs range from wide-angle panoramas to close-ups of stunning animals. You’ll find photos of mountains with birds flying in the foreground, towers surrounded by fog, and penguins taking a walk during the golden hour.
Every photo features magnificent locations taken from equally magnificent angles.
17. Jay Daley
Jay Daley is a self-taught Sydney based photographer.
His photos stand out thanks to his deep knowledge of photography and the locations he visits. Many of the places he photographs are remote and not easily accessible to tourists.
16. Christina Angquico
The landscape photography industry has more successful male photographers than female photographers. Many women don’t always get the recognition they deserve.
Christina, a photographer and technical specialist in histology, is one of them.
Christina’s landscape photos are soulful yet positive at the same time. She often photographs sunsets, fields, and waterfalls in ways you haven’t seen before.
15. Emmett Sparling
Emmett Sparling is someone you’d call Instagram famous. His portfolio is an epic mixture of dream destinations and cozy nooks in the middle of nowhere.
Emmett has photographed majestic landscapes in Peru, Hawaii, Indonesia, and many more.
14. Lucie Debelkova
Given the high quality of her photos, it’s not surprising that she has been featured in countless publications. This includes websites like Lonely Planet and the New York Times.
13. Muhammed Muheisen
Muhammed Muheisen is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, National Geographic photographer, and founder of Everyday Refugees Foundation.
He has been photographing the refugee crisis for over ten years. He has documented many important historical events over the years, such as Nelson Mandela’s funeral.
Muhammed’s portfolio features more than just landscapes, but everything supports the same storyline. His landscape photos are authentic and full of hope for the future of humanity.
12. Julia Anna Gospodarou
Julia Anna Gospodarou is an award-winning photographer, architect, author, and educator.
She’s also the founder of (en)Visionography. This is a fine art movement that aims to break traditional photography boundaries.
Many of Julia’s photos are black and white. This only seems to intensify the emotions they contain. As a successful architect, she uses her knowledge of shapes to create aesthetically pleasing photos of buildings and landscapes.
11. Daniel Weissenhorn
Daniel Weissenhorn is a self-taught photographer based in Southern Germany. As a self-taught photographer, he knows how to break photography rules creatively.
His unique approach to photography has earned him over 100,000 followers on Instagram alone.
10. Candace Dyar
Candace Dyar is a nature photographer and conservation advocate.
She aims to bring more awareness to important issues related to nature and climate change.
Candace’s photos are soft and peaceful. Her entire gallery will make you want to go out and spend quality time with nature.
9. Jaxon Foale
Jaxon is a travel photographer and YouTuber based in Perth. He often documents his travels. These range from impulsive one-way ticket trips to ones that require living in a van for months at a time.
This spontaneous approach to photography allows him to take exciting photos wherever he goes. His gallery is bright and romantic, often featuring photos of people making the most of life.
8. Kahli April Hindmarsh
Kahli April Hindmarsh is a landscape and night photographer who takes majestic photos of nature.
Whether she’s photographing hidden locations or famous tourist destinations, she always finds a way to make her pictures look unique.
One of the things that makes Kahli stand out is her openness. On Instagram, she often shares stories with her 40,000+ followers and actively communicates with them in the comments section.
7. KRL Photo
Kenneth, known as KRL Photo, is an award-winning photographer, poet, and writer. He started his career as a fitness model before falling in love with photography.
His photos are technically perfect and emotional at the same time.
With the help of his mini trailer, which he has been living in for two years, he travels and takes stunning photos of landscapes.
6. Hillary Younger
Hillary Younger is a landscape photographer and community nurse. She has traveled 24 times in the past 30 years. Through her photos, she aims to show her intimate relationship with nature.
Hillary’s photos clearly show how much she loves nature. Every image has a perfect dynamic range. Every photo in her gallery has the perfect balance of technical perfection and meaningful emotions.
5. Wahyu Mahendra
Wahyu Mahendra is a travel photographer based in Bali. He has a unique style that sets him apart from other photographers in the industry. This includes constant sunshine, soft pastel colors, and an incomparable happy atmosphere.
Wahyu’s bright outlook on life has earned him over 500,000 Instagram followers. He has worked with Crocs, Tokopedia, and others.
4. Maryanne Trengove
Maryanne Trengove is a nature photographer based in the Pacific Northwest. As a lover of storytelling, she aims to make people feel at home in her gallery.
Even though most of her photos feature landscapes, they have a joyful feel to them. This is a clear reflection of Maryanne herself, who is friendly and positive.
3. Lee Mumford
His entire gallery consists of mesmerizing photos that look like they haven’t been altered at all. He shoots from every angle imaginable, so you’ll see an eclectic mix of landscape pictures in his gallery.
3. Kelsey Johnson
Kelsey Johnson is a commercial photographer based in San Francisco.
Kelsey has worked with brands like Cirque du Soleil and Pexels.
1. Julius Kähkönen
Julius Kähkönen is a landscape photographer and digital artist from Finland.
Using his knowledge of editing programs and photography, he gained over 225,000 followers in 1.5 years. Today, he has over 300,000 followers and a strong teaching community.
Julius uses his deep knowledge of editing to create surreal landscape photographs that look like they belong in a Disney film.
Every landscape photographer has something interesting to offer, which can make it difficult to choose who to follow online.
By getting to know a little about all of these photographers, you’ll get a better idea of your personal style and become a more open-minded photographer yourself.