As most wedding and portrait photographers know, the annual WPPI conference in Las Vegas is right around the corner from February 27 - March 6. While at the conference you'll see a few photographers that have a following, literally treated like rock stars filling a packed stadium of adoring fans. I remember last year I saw one photographer who had a group of about 20 people follow him all over. But what about those that do a lot for the industry, though often fly under the radar.
Today I learned that Brandsmash released their list of The 30 Most Influential Wedding & Portrait Photographers. As they state on their website this list was created "because there are many people who aren’t flashy and are doing a lot of work behind the scenes to make our photography industry better. Most of them have never been on Creative Live. Their work and passion for teaching others is truly amazing."
A few of the names on the list include:
David A Williams
Neil Van Niekerk
You can find the whole list here on the Brandsmash website with links to each of the photographer's websites. Brandsmash is a site that was started by the talented photographer Mike Allebach and is a new marketing resource for small business owners.
The list has some names you'll surely recognize and other names that you won't. Check it out though as it might lead you to some great inspiration for your own business.
This leads me to the following question. Who is out there doing amazing things for our industry that deserves to get some extra attention?