Sunrise photography, in great deal of it, is a pursuit of light; capturing the first sun rays and their reflections on the surroundings are what sunrise photographers do. It is not easy, requires a lot starting from talent, experience and practice, to waking up even before 5 am, and specific equipment needed to perform a functional sunrise shoot. Landscape photographer Christina N Dickson advises sunrises seekers to use 24-70 lens, tripod, quick and shutter releases, along with clear mind and opened eyes to spot the pure beauty and capture it.
Continuously existing in the vastness of nature, landscape photographers learn to see things uniquely, for mother nature’s quietness sharpens their spirits, and its breadth widen their imaginations. Let’s meet some of those exceptional people. This is a list of the top ten sunrise photographer around the world.
Shutterink is an Indian studio founded by Nitin and Sandeep. Their nature, sunrise and sunset photographs are breathtaking. Therefore, despite specializing in photographing weddings, they perfectly employ natural lighting and sunrises in their wedding photographs which make them quite stunning and romantic. Seems like they are taking their announced mission seriously, which is creating imagery stands the test of time.
Three Loves Photography, based in Illinois, is founded by the talented photographers Mandy DiBenedetto and Alison Senesac who identify themselves as natural light photographers. They are specialized in portraying newborns, kids and families. They are professionals in capturing sunlight which is manifested stunningly in their photos. Mandy was a stay at home mom of three kids until photography transformed from a hobby to a career. Alison is a true lover of photography with all its kinds; nature, wild and human life, and also managed to turn her passion to a solid job.
Doug, Patken Photographer owner, is one of the most talented photographers who many seek after. Doug Patken has started a relationship with the camera since he was a teenager. Patken, the father, studied at the school of Visual Arts in NY City driven by his love of art. He and his wife Pat initiated Patken Wedding Photographer and Video in the basement of their home back in 1985. Then they got their son, Doug, into the camera and taught him how to create an art rather than just photograph weddings; to add his spirit to the equation. Doug is now a talented photographer who use sunrises and sunsets to create charming, vibrant backgrounds to his photos; they are light radiant. And following his parents trace, he create stories and art with his camera. He expresses himself as a fine art photographer saying “I love the fact that people remember their life through my eyes, my feelings, my emotions and everything I am”.
C.H.I.T Photography is founded in 2012. They are professionals in capturing sunrises and natural light which they employ to create shining photographs of weddings and engaged couples, and therefore add more romance and magic to them.
From Italy this time, Shines Sunrise Fotografi studio. It is located in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. The studio’s photographers are talented at capturing the right expressions and employing natural lighting and sunrises.
Based in New York, Helene Power Photography is specialized in portraying newborns and children. Helene is brilliant at dealing with sunlight; you can see sun rays clearly illuminating her gorgeous photographs. Her shoots are free from overdoing which reflects her tendency to simplicity. Helene’s husband is one got her into photography when he presented her a camera in a her 30th birthday. Transforming from an elementary school teacher to stay at home mom of two kids then professional, Helene is satisfied with her past and the art she is performing now.
As its name tells, Belly Beautiful Portraits is specialized in creative capturing of maternity and newborns. Based in California, they are professionals in turning sunlight to a vibrant component in their portraits; artistic patterns in the heart of which is the sun. Karen Marie, owner of the studio, has had a long experience with maternity, starting from being a mom of three kids to working as a maternity nurse and childbirth educator before she initiated her work as photographer and opened her studio. Karen advises her clients to rest well the night before their creative sessions to be energetic and appear stellar in the photos.
Paul Reiffer is not just a British photographer but a real artist and a winner of multi-awards. He is a professional at landscape photography who traveled around the world portraying places and people. And as a master of fine art photography, he gets the viewers of his work to feel as if they are part of the worlds and lives he capture, for his photos are vibrant, rich with motifs and meanings. His production has displayed in exhibitions all around the world including America, Europe and Asia. After spending three years in China capturing landscapes, he returned to the UK in 2015, and since then, he is focusing on commercial projects.
Another maternity photographer, but this time from Singapore. Appears all the portraitists of pregnant women and newborns share another passion of sunlight, as if they form a circle where one leads to the other. Jen also provides the service of portraying newborns less than one day old in hospitals. She’s also specialized in family photography and videography. Her sunrise photographs are such a piece of art.
Jim Zuckerman is a professional photographer, based in Michigan, who leads international photo travels to many places world wide such as Morocco, Indonesia, France and the Balkans. He left his medical study in 1970 and started founding a career in the photography field. He taught the art of creative photography at many universities and private schools. Jim has also held photo exhibitions in places include Palm Spring, Detroit and Los Angeles. And for 40 years he worked for Photographic Magazine as a contributing editor. You can conclude from all these positions and years of experience how stunning his photographs look.