Colorful Nature Photography of Porter

Elliot Porter

Elliot Porter

Eliot Porter saw the beauty, colors in nature and shared it in his photography.  When Porter started in the field of nature photography Ansel Adams was photographing vast and beautiful vistas in black and white; Porter began photographing nature in black and white.

colors of water

colors of water

Then he tried to sell bird pictures to a publisher; the publisher pointed out that people like to see the colorful plumage.  Porter realized that colors, textures of nature and wildlife would sell his work.  He began to develop his own style to eventually become one of the most famous color, nature photographers with pictures were published in books, calendars, posters, etc.

hummingbird

hummingbird

In his own words and images, and a video about his life’s work of:

A Colorful Nature, Words and Work of Eliot Porter

seal

seal

Every photograph that is made whether by one who considers himself a professional, or by the tourist who points his snapshot camera and pushes a button, is a response to the exterior world, to something perceived outside himself by the person who operates the camera.  Eliot Porter

 

textures

textures

 

You learn to see by practice. It’s just like playing tennis, you get better the more you play. The more you look around at things, the more you see. The more you photograph, the more you realize what can be photographed and what can’t be photographed. You just have to keep doing it. – Eliot Porter

 

plant

plant


Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.  Eliot Porter

leaves

leaves

goose

goose

Colores, Documentary of Eliot Porter

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Please share a link to your blog post about a photographer that influenced or inspired you.

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6 responses to “Colorful Nature Photography of Porter

    • Glad you enjoyed the article..I wanted to limit my words and let his voice and perspective come through in words and images. His color photos of nature have inspired me. I realized reading different posts that everyone who photographs has at least one photographer that inspired them.
      I really enjoyed your post Huggin.

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