Fstoppers Photographer of the Month (October 2019): Sasha Onyshchenko

Fstoppers Photographer of the Month (October 2019): Sasha Onyshchenko

The Fstoppers community is brimming with creative vision and talent. Every day, we comb through your work, looking for images to feature as the Photo of the Day or simply to admire your creativity and technical prowess. In 2019, we're featuring a new photographer every month, whose portfolio represents both stellar photographic achievement and a high level of involvement within the Fstoppers community.

This month's winner is Sasha Onyshchenko! His work is notable for its eye-catching concepts and flawless posing. Be sure to check out our favorite shots of his below and give him a follow to see his full portfolio. He's now in the running for Fstoppers Community Photographer of the Year!


How to Be Chosen

Remember, in 2019, we'll be featuring a photographer chosen from the community every month. At the end of the year, the Fstoppers Community Photographer of the Year will be chosen from the 12 monthly winners, with the overall winner getting a tutorial of their choice from the Fstoppers store. Check out the rules to be chosen: 

  1. You must have uploaded an image to your portfolio in the past 30 days to be selected.
  2. For the year-end award, you must have remained active in the Fstoppers community by uploading an image at least once every 60 days.

See Past Photographers of the Month

You can see all Photographers of the Month here.

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Heratch Ekmekjian's picture

Really nice work! I especially like the one atop Notre Dame. The light is so lovely.

Dave F's picture

First, congrats to Sasha! The work is diverse but cohesive, dramatic but not overdone.

Second, I'd like to make the observation that too many of these "Photographer of the month" articles get about 1% of the engagement as the "Sony / Nikon / Canon / Fuji etc decided to make THIS crazy decision" articles, which I think is a shame. Yes, there are plenty of fluff pieces that get low engagement for good reason, but this shouldn't be one of them. I'll be the first to admit that I've been guilty of glossing over these in the past, but I think this is a good opportunity to step up and do better. Lots of time is spent tearing things down, yet it's crickets when someone is recognized for doing something that we all (or most of us) aspire to.

I think valid criticism is valid, I think most criticism is projection (poorly) disguised as criticism, and I think that recognition (of others) is loathed among the practitioners of the 2nd. And it's got nothing to do with photography, which should be a wake-up call to anyone who actually wants to improve their photography.

So, congrats to Sasha, and I'll get off my soapbox now. ;)

Lee Morris's picture

Awesome work! I keep seeing that group dancer shot popping up on Fstoppers and I click on it every time I see it.