Let us be honest. Think about how many female photographers do you know in real life? Quite a few, but probably not a lot. The photography business, just like many others, is something that is male dominated. This does not mean that the female photographers are not good or anything, it’s just that way.
In this post, I will be showing you some of the finest female photographers out there (Internet) I have come across. Of course, this list is not exhaustive. There are probably hundreds out there that I have not come across. This list is not about being professional, but rather about being talented in the field. Thus, it pretty much includes both (professional and hobbyist photographers)
This is why I need your help. If you know someone I missed out who is quite the talented photographer, then hit us a comment below and when we have sufficient photographers, we’ll compile another list (or add to this list). (last update: 22 Oct, 2013)
Not in any order.
When it comes to conceptual/Fine-Art photography, Natalie Dybisz (aka Miss Aniela) is one name that definitely springs in my mind. She is also one of the most talented photographers I have seen, and tops my “Best Fine-Art photographer” list.
She also wrote two books. One being on “Self Portraits” and the other being on “Creative Photography”.
Zhang Jingna is a 25-year old crazily talented photographer and video-gamer. She has her very own professional DOTA team. She has shot for many famous publications, such as: Elle, VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, and many others.
She was one of the first female photographers I came across on the Internet, and her story was moving. How she worked at such a young age and established herself as one of the finest fashion and glamor photographer in the industry.
She is worth every second checking out!
At a very young age, she was photographing the album cover for Maroon 5’s album: Hands All Over. Not only does she photograph conceptual pieces that send a positive message, but she also photographs celebrities and weddings. Check her out!
She is a young, experienced and dedicated wedding photographer and fine-art/conceptual photographer as well. While many people may not know about her wedding photography, she is quite known for her unique style with conceptual photographs. She was inspired by the works of Rosie Hardy.
We’ve also featured her in the past. Check it out.
Only 16 years old and living in the United States, Sarah Haley’s photographs are something worth checking out. She is quite the talented soul. The sky is the limit thinking what she can accomplish as she grows older.
Sarah was kind enough to give us a little interview. Read it here.
I discovered Sasha as I stumbled across her self-portrait; considering she has quite a rad tattoo on her arm. She is a professional photographer of both portraits, and also works with a fashion house in Russia.
You can read our interview with Sasha Larina here.
Shelby is a talented conceptual photographer who is quite addicted to this particular genre of photography. Her photographs are pretty inspiring and send a positive message. Definitely worth checking out
Cristina is only 17-years old and her photography is something that just cannot be missed. Her self-portraits are something that are very well planned out and executed. Worth checking out.
One look in Elena’s gallery and you might be having nightmares at night. Twenty-one year old Elena has a splendid eye for Horror & Macabre photographs; although most photographs have some message behind them and so, it’s kind of on a border with conceptual photography.
Elena was also kind enough to have a little interview with us. Read it here.
She’s an ex-model, and currently a photographer who specializes in portrait photography as well as book cover photography. Check her gallery, maybe you’ll find one of your favorite book cover here.
Felicia is currently based in Romania. She is one of the most talented young female photographers out there. Her works have been featured in many places. She was recently covered in a National Geographic video too!
A gorgeous youngphotographer from Croatia. She is an Art student and art has been her passion ever since she was a child. You might have seen her self-portraits sometime around your web-surfing.
Brooke is one of the most talented and experienced female conceptual photographers out there. She definitely takes a spot in my top conceptual photographer list. Check her out.
A 30 year old photographer from Ecuador who uses photography to sensualize ideas full of colours and textures.
Only 20-years old, Alexandra Sophie has made quite a name in the photography community. She is a self-taught photographer from France. Her underwater photographs are quite appealing, although her portraits and conceptual photographs are just as amazing.
One of the best thing about Jean is the fact that not only does she take some interesting and unique photographs, but she also writes a tutorial every now and then to explain how she made it happen. She also utilizes simple props to get the best final result.
If you are a photography enthusiast, or even better, a fashion photographer enthusiast then you are bound to know who Annie Leibovitz is. She is an American portrait photographer who shoots for big clients such as: VOGUE, Rolling Stones, Vanity Fair and others.
Twenty-three (23) year old Tamara shoots fashion, femininity, & youth. It is always interesting to see something different and unique.
A wonderful photographer living in The Bahamas who has an eye for underwater photography. Her gallery is most astounding and is definitely worth checking out. Shooting on land is hard as it is, yet, Elena manages to shoot underwater with perfection.
Orange hair, 24-year old, and tattooed body. Aleksandra makes sure that her fans and followers are left stunned the moment they lay eyes on her. She is not only a model herself, but is also a photographer.
Claire Droppert has been featured on CrispMe twice. She is a fantastic landscape photographer who resides in The Netherlands. We have interviewed Claire in the past, which you can read here.
I stumbled across Kataryzna’s work around the same time as I stumbled across Aleksandra Wydrych’s work. They have both collaborated in the past. Kataryzna started photography at the age of 18, and is now both a photographer and filmography.
According to her, she photographs anything that she would have made a song about if she was a singer. Thus, every photo is related to music in one way or another.
Lucie is not only an amazing photographer but also a really kind person. Ask her anything related to photography and she will be glad to help you around. She is based in Czech Republic and photographers both portraits, animals and even weddings.
Oh, and she is one amazing photo retoucher! Her skills in Photoshop are kick-ass!
Kirsty Mitchell is a fine art photographer who is super talented! If you look at her photographs, you will see the amount of hours she spends planning them and how much hard-work she puts into them! She has been featured many times, and has done a few exhibitions as well. Check her out.
I can’t find much about the photographer but from her works she is definitely quite talented. Her personal works look as if they came right off a magazine or are going on one! Also, I love how she can shoot different photos. Some are pure fashion shots, some are more creative with a touch of vivid colors.
Cristy Elaine is an award winning fashion and conceptual photographer based in the Midwest.
Zoe Wiseman is not only a photographer, but she started off in the photography world as a model that slowly transfused into her becoming a photographer as well. She has been published in several magazines, movie soundtracks, newspapers and books as both model and photographer.
She is a fine-art nude photographer so her gallery is quite NSFW! You’ve been warned.
Lindsay Adler is a beautiful professional photographer and portrait photographer based in New York. She has been featured in several magazines.
Melissa is a fashion photographer who has been featured in countless magazines. Seriously, look at her Biography and you’ll see the number of magazines she has been featured in. Not only that, but she has worked with clients like: Ralph Lauren, Nike, and so on.
Not to mention she could be a model herself! Go check her out!
Olga Valeska is quite a special woman. She specializes in fashion photography, conceptual photography, creative portrait and self-portrait. She is not only a photographer but also a hair artist, costume designer…the whole package in one.
She’s brilliant. Enough said
To be a photographer is a special thing. However, to balance it while being a mom, nurse, and graphic designer is a whole new thing. Dawn Alderman is all that while being a fabulous photographer.
She shoots with film and I see some portraiture, wedding and conceptual shots as well.
Lisa was born and raised in Tipperary, Ireland. Currently studying fine art printmaking in the Centre of Creative Arts and Media, Galway.
Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia (Photo Vogue), and Barehands Poetry and Photography several times.
A young and talented photographer from Serbia. She is both a Fine Art and Portrait photographer. There is nothing more I wish than to explore and expose young under-appreciated photographers.
Check her out.
Being nominated as one of the Top 10 fashion/editorial photographers on [F] Awards in 2012, Amanda Diaz is a well-known name in the photography industry. She currently resides in Canada. She has been featured in several magazines.
Check her site for her amazing work.
Nicole Peterson is actually one of the photographers in this duo group who call themselves: MonsterBrand.
She is very much talented and a very kind person too.
Stephanie is quite a fantastic photographer. The moment you open up her website you will know just how talented and remarkable she is at what she does. I see fine art, fashion and some personal work also!
Check her out.
A very vividly creative imagination is what makes Sara Loreth stand out in the crowd, and her Flickr gallery holds proof that imagination knows no bounds.
Definitely worth a check (even a watch maybe if you’re on Flickr)