10 portrait photographers who will impress you

posted on 26th of february, 2015

Usually, portrait photography is meant to reveal the personality, expression or mood of the subject. However, in stock photography world, we often use the portraiture to imply concepts.

In the last two centuries, everything has been done, portrait photographers tried all the tricks, followed or broke all the rules, so what more could it be out there to surprise you?

We compiled a list of ten portrait photographers on Dreamstime who could still impress. In no particular order:

1. Mykyta Starychenko

Mykyta's portraits are sincere, clean and natural. He focuses more on environmental portraits and manages to bring his models' emotions to life.

2. Branislav Ostojic

Branislav's models look like they've just got out of a fantasy book. If we could describe his portraits in a single word, that word would be "dreamy".

3. George Mayer

Probably the best portrait photographer on Dreamstime, George Mayer has won numerous awards in international competitions for his images, including the Photographer of the Year title in the prestigious Black and White Spider Awards.

4. Kantver

Kantver's impecable technique allows him to experiment not just with simple, well lit portraits, but also with more innovative, trending double exposures.

5. Constantin Opris

Constantin is one of Dreamstime's admins since 2006. He never stops trying new things, probably the reason why his photos are simply different.

6. Doodkoalex

Doodkoalex likes to combine light and movement to create active, dynamic portraits. A clear example of well done studio work.

7. Konradbak

Any of Konradbak's portraits could illustrate the "A picture is worth a thousand words" saying in a dictionary. He doesn't create photos, he writes stories through photography.

8. Chaoss

When he's not shooting fitness models and dancers in action, Chaoss creates simple, wonderful portraits. Like this one above. But you should check out all his works and techniques.

9. Oleg Gekman

Oleg doesn't need many props to create high quality portraits, in studio or outdoors. While his technique is flawless, his main asset is the creativity.

10. Subbotina

An inspiration to all of us since she first started, Subbotina never ceases to amaze us with her creativity. She uses lighting techniques and advanced post-processing to create portraits which are close to perfection.

One thing to remember after checking out these ten great photographers is that in stock photography, the most important feature of a portrait is the concept it implies.

So, which one is your favorite?

Comments (21)

Posted by Mommamoon on January 04, 2016
Great Post. Enjoyed it. # 10. Subbotina has always been my favorite.
Posted by Paparazzofamily on August 17, 2015
#4 is the best!
Posted by Antonio1962 on August 11, 2015
Excelent article and amazing images !
Posted by Chuotnhatdesigner on July 07, 2015
Amazing! nicelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Posted by Gherzak on May 21, 2015
Beautiful, congratulations!
Posted by Bennymarty on April 27, 2015
Fantastic portrait!!!
Posted by Debratos on March 27, 2015
All very unique and interesting! Thank you.
Posted by Serjedi on March 25, 2015
amazing, thanks for sharing
Posted by FabioConcetta on March 13, 2015
Amazing portraits!!!
Posted by Dprogers on March 07, 2015
They're all good but I'd probably give it to Mayer as my favourite as I am a fan of good black and white and the creative twist appeals to me.

And now having looked through the portfolios I add Konradbak as a favourite for the technical excellence and creativity.
Posted by Jdanne on March 03, 2015
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Victordiola on March 02, 2015
Nicely done...
Posted by Dmccale on March 02, 2015
Love them all,But #8 is my favorite.Thanks for sharing
Posted by Mudplucker on February 28, 2015
Love them all, but you forgot MY personal DT favorite, who happens to live just down the road from me. That contributor would be SeanLockephotography, so if you are in need of some great imagery, check out the two thousand or so files he has loaded up already, with several hundred more coming every month....
Posted by Yelo34 on February 26, 2015
Excellent Blog. Much appreciate it!!
Posted by Adeliepenguin on February 26, 2015
Great blog!! Wonderful photographers!! I will definitely study all of their portfolios. Thank you so much for taking the time to pull this together.
Posted by Anneclaude on February 26, 2015
Mykyta is my favourite. I see portraits as "windows of the soul".
But the others are great works too! I wish I could do the same.
Posted by Lenutaidi on February 26, 2015
Very beautiful! I like most 8 - Chaoss. Thank you for sharing!
Posted by Celiaak on February 26, 2015
Love them all, but George Mayer is amazing!
Posted by Mike2focus on February 26, 2015
Wow! Such amazing talent and incredible photos!!
Posted by Wxh6763 on February 26, 2015
wally, i think Mykyta Starychenko, Branislav Ostojic, Konradbak, Chaoss , Oleg Gekman are more consistent with my taste. but they all are my favorite i hope so.

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Photo credits: Chaoss, Constantin Opris, Doodkoalex, George Mayer, Oleg Gekman, Mykyta Starychenko, Kantver, Konradbak, Subbotina, Branislav Ostojic.

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