Jim Richardson is an editorial and documentary photographer who has been working for National Geographic for 25 years. His work documents cultures, environmental issues, and documentary projects. Here's a small sample of his work. Each one makes you feel like you are in a still frame from an epic tale.
These photos are from mostly from different projects, but they all have one thing in common, great use of light. Dan Holdsworth has found a way to compose interesting photographs by using different light sources as an emphasis. He's used everything from the beam shining out of a mountain, to the aurora borealis to a solitary lampost. I'm not sure whether this has been done on purpose, but it is quite effective.
Photographer Andrew Osokin is a specialist at capturing life's smallest treasures. Using a Nikon D80/D90 and a 60mm/90mm macro lens, he captures everything from insects to flowers and notably here, snowflakes. These photos beautifully capture the amazing shapes and formations of melting snow.
It takes a truly gifted photographer to capture the essence of nature, but Moro has done just that. He makes you feel perfectly in tune with the mountains, fields, and lakes in his photos. There is something truly majestic about his photos. If you like these you can check out hundreds more at his portfolio on 35photo.
Joey L is a Canadian-born photogrpaher currently based in New York City. He has worked for clients from Coca-Cola to National Geographic to Forbes and plenty of others. This series was taken on Halloween of 2010 in Brooklyn, NY. He does an amazing job of capturing his subjects. They aren't forced to pose, he just captures them when they were most comfortable.
Brandt Campbell's cinemascape photos look like they were pulled straight from a movie scene. Each one invokes a sense of narative which is open to the viewer's interpretation.
This tilt shift photography film by Sam O'Hare is incredible. He takes one of the largest and busiest cities in the world, New York, and makes it feel small and quaint. The music is mixed well with the visuals, and he perfectly captures different areas of the city. Check out the video at the bottom of the page.
Awesome double exposure series by Lisa Bamford. Her use of double exposure makes recognizable buildings and monuments much more interesting. The best part is, the shots are all done in camera.
"I enjoy taking photographs because of the enormous creative scope it provides. I am generally attracted to simplicity in either subject or composition, which is down to my background and job as a graphic designer. I see the structure of photographs in the same way as I do a layout, and I like them to be easy to read. I'm also a bit of a magpie and so take inspiration from all sorts of styles of photography, and so will shoot different subjects in different ways. I'd get bored to tears if I had to design the same thing everyday and that translates to what I point my camera at.
I generally choose my travel destinations based on places I think will be photogenic as that's what I enjoy doing most while I'm away. I find making double exposures an effective way of producing interesting images of buildings or monuments that have been endlessly photographed. It also appeals to me as the images often look quite graphic and hopefully not like the usual tourist snap."