Monthly Archives: January 2014

The 30 Most Influential Wedding & Portrait Photographers by Mike Allebach

30 Most Influential Photographers

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Check out the people who are most influential as portrait and wedding photography teachers or behind the scenes. I created this list 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. Visit their websites. Take time to look at their work.  Support what they do.

I am personally thankful for all these photographer do and how they share their wealth of knowledge.

Did I miss your favorite person?   Tell me in the comments below who I missed and what influential thing they did to move your photo business forward!

———————-Update 2.1.14 —————–

So many people are wondering why their favorite photographer didn’t make the cut.  These are the people who are inspiring ME now or who have moved me in my career most recently.  They are also people I see inspiring you lately!

Like I wonder where I’d be without David Hobby’s  Or who the industry would be without Zack Arias & Jason Groupp.  I encourage you to write your list in the comments below.

Mike AllebachMike Allebach:  Founded Brandsmash as a marketing resource for small business owners with his mantra “Your story changes everything.” Communications & Marketing Director turned Business owner he hosts BrandsmashTV.  Hailed by a Rock n Roll Bride as “the Original Tattooed Bride Photographer” Mike Allebach crafted one of the most distinct niches in photography.  Mike’s Brandsmash Stories & Wedding Photos have been featured in over 100 blogs, newspapers & magazines.

In 2014 he started BrandsmashTV and Brandsmash Workshops to teach small business owners social media, storytelling, branding & marketing. See him teach in person at Brandsmash’s Marketing Workshop Philadelphia on January 26, at Inspire Photo Retreats in Massachusetts, February 12 or at the WPPI Expo in Las Vegas on March 6.

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