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After taking an interest in photography three years ago when I purchased my first DSLR camera, I realized that female photographers are few and far between compared to their male counterparts.
With females being an underrepresented group of photographers, it was truly difficult for me to choose only four blogs. I want to shine some light on female photographers who I feel great admiration for and who dominate a wide variety of photographic specialties all over the world.
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, this week’s recognition begins with inspirational photographer and adventurer, Matika Wilbur. She “helps develop a body of imagery and cultural representations of Native Peoples to counteract the relentlessly insipid, one-dimensional stereotypes circulating in mainstream media, historical textbooks and the culture industry.”
Follow Wilbur on her ambitious journey, Project 562, a personal commitment that began 10 years ago, to “visit, engage and photograph all 562 plus Native American sovereign territories in the United States.”
Noteworthy posts: Every Person Living In The Northwest Should Know This History; Dreaming About a Modern World That Doesn’t Erase Its Indigenous Intelligence; and A Thanksgiving Message from Seven Amazing Native Americans.
Follow @matikawilbur on Twitter.
Lisa Michele Burns, a professional photographer from Australia, gives fellow photographers helpful travel photography tips and guides. Sometimes she focuses on a specific geographical location, and I think that’s amazing because as a photographer, knowing the weather is half the battle.
Follow @wandering_lens on Twitter.
3. Clickin Moms
Clickin Moms is “a global community of over 16,000 professional photographers, aspiring professionals, and women who simply want to take better photos in their daily lives.”
They are very detailed and informative with their photography tips. I especially like this diverse group of contributors because they use such a wide variety of camera brands.
Follow @ClickinMoms on Twitter.
Susan Stripling is a 2018 Canon Explorer of Light and “Grand Master” of WPPI, the organization’s highest honor. If you enjoy gazing at wedding photos, Susan Stripling should be your go-to blog for wedding and portrait photography.
Follow @susanstripling on Twitter.
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