Fstoppers Photographer of the Month (October 2021): Alan Brown

Fstoppers Photographer of the Month (October 2021): Alan Brown

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 2021, 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 Alan Brown! His work is notable for its masterful use of intentional camera movement and multiple exposures to create compelling and arresting images reminiscent of Impressionist paintings. 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 2021, 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. Be sure to share your photos in the Fstoppers community

See Past Photographers of the Month

You can see all Photographers of the Month here.

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Ian Fraser's picture

Congrats, Allen. Some lovely work.

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks Ian - came as quite a shock! Your own work is stellar BTW

Tom Reichner's picture

I have a question for you, Alex ....

You said that we can become more involved by posting our photos in the Fstoppers community. Does this include posting photos to our profile? Or is that a different thing?

Sometimes I have thought of posting a photo to the Wildlife section here on Fstoppers, but then I am concerned that doing so will NOT add it to my profile, so I don't bother. And then there are times I want to add a wildlife photo to my profile, but I am concerned that doing so will not automatically add it to the Wildlife section as well.

But I am not really sure about how any of this works, so I rarely ever bother to post anything at all.

It would be nice to know, with certainty, that adding a photo to one place will ensure that it is, by default, automatically added to the other place as well. So, if you could explain how we can participate in the community here, but also have any images posted there automatically added to our profile, I would really appreciate that. So, can you please tell us how to accomplish this without having to make two separate posts?


Alan Brown's picture

Hi Tom, whilst I can't answer for Alex I can offer my own experiences. Your portfolio is the place to present the images that reflect who you are as an artist, the work that you want to present to the world.

Groups are a different matter - they are presented solely to the members of that individual group, which is useful to gather feedback and gauge overall sentiment. I also use the groups extensively to look for feedback on how work might be improved (using only if it fits my goal for the image).

I hope that helps, if in doubt you can always post in multiple places, but your portfolio is the only place images will be seen by the broader community.

Alex Cooke's picture

Tom Reichner exactly what Alan said.

Julian Ray's picture

Congratulations Alan!
Well deserved and long over due recognition of your skills and vision.

Chris Jablonski's picture

Congratulations, Alan! Richly deserved. What else can I say? (Maybe: "About time!"!

Charles Mercier's picture

Congrats, Alan. Happy for you to get some recognition!

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Matthew Lacy's picture

Many congratulations Alan. This is well justified and probably something that should have happened in the past (for some reason I was under the impression it had). I can't think of a more deserving photographer.

Daniel L Miller's picture

I think some will mistake the purpose of my post but it's helpful to mention the inspiration here. I don't mean to take anything away from your images Alan because they are beautiful. You could include a nod to Pep Ventosa, the Spanish photographer who developed this very specific technique. It helps all of us know the legacy of an emerging style.

Emmanuel Schnetzler's picture

Yes nice images and I instantly thought "Pep Ventosa" when I saw them.

Bruce Grant's picture

Congratulations, Alan!