If you’ve followed our featured artist posts over the last year, you already know there’s no shortage of talent in our award-winning pool of contributing photographers. To help inspire your own photography journey as we all head into 2020, we’ve rounded up a “best-of” list featuring our favorite images from a selection of artist interviews and other collaborative articles here on SLR Lounge. Among the group, you’ll find several of our ambassadors, each of whom you can engage in our specialized community pages on Facebook. It’s a great place to share your own work and see what’s new from our community of photographers.

That said, let’s jump in and take a look back at some of this year’s most inspiring work!

Lanny & Erika Mann – Website | Instagram

Read the full article featuring this image and tips on staying creative throughout your career here.

Sean LeBlanc – Website | Instagram

Couple poses on mountain ridge
Photo by Sean LeBlanc

Read the full article featuring this image and advice on the importance of specializing here.

Kesha Lambert – Website | Instagram

Woman-lies-on-bed-in-dramatic-shadows
Photo by Kesha Lambert

Read the full article featuring this image and others from a dramatic lighting challenge here.

Raph Nogal – Website | Instagram

Man poses as a silhouette in front building
Photo by Raph Nogal

Read the full article featuring this image and more here.

Jason Vinson – Website | Instagram

Couple backlit with bubbles
Photo by Jason Vinson

Read the full article featuring this image and off-camera lighting techniques here.

Meg Loeks – Website | Instagram

Baby lies in window light
Photo by Meg Loeks

Read the full article featuring this image and single-light flash techniques here.

Joseph Radhik – Website | Instagram

silhouette portrait of the manns
Photo by Joseph Radhik

Read the full article featuring this image and more here.

Tanya Parada – Website | Instagram

Silhouette of couple at Griffith Park Observatory
Photo by Tanya Parada

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Jared Gant – Website | Instagram

backlit couple silhouette under tree canopy
Photo by Jared Gant

Read the full article featuring this image and tips for avoiding burnout here.

Anna Nguyen Stratton – Website | Instagram

Woman swims under water in maternity dress
Photo by Anna Nguyen Stratton

Read the full article featuring this image and tips on staying creative throughout your career here.

Jay Cassario – Website | Instagram

Wedding couple poses in lens flare made with no sun
Photo by Jay Cassario of Twisted Oaks Studio

Read the full article featuring this image and tips on creating lens flare with no sun here.

Megan Allen – Website | Instagram

Couple poses in fron of epic lake backdrop
Photo by Megan Allen

Read the full article featuring this image and 20 ways to keep yourself inspired in photography here.

Christian Cardona – Website | Instagram

Young man drums with splashing color effects
Photo by Christian Cardona

Read the full article featuring this image and others from a dramatic lighting challenge here.

Pye Jirsa – Website | Instagram

Couple silhouette dramatic lighting
Photo by Pye Jirsa for Lin & Jirsa Photography

Read the full article featuring this image and work habits of successful photographers here.

Charmi Patel Peña – Website | Instagram

Couple poses under flower petals
Photo by Charmi Patel Peña

Read the full article featuring this image and photographers who share their peer inspiration here.

Eric Talerico: Website | Instagram

First look for wedding couple with tilt shift lens
Photo by Eric Talerico for Twisted Oaks Studio

Read the full article featuring this image and more inspiring tilt-shift images here.

Dee and Kristina Robinson (of Dee & Kris Photography: Website | Instagram

Photo by Dee & Kris Photography

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Marlies Hartmann – Website | Instagram

couple stands in room with window lighting
Photo by Marlies Hartmann

Read the full article featuring this image and tips on how to stay motivated to create captivating photos here.

Jermaine Horton – Website | Instagram

Young girl yells in front of colorfully painted backdrop
Photo by Jermaine Horton Photography featuring Marian Scott.

Read the full article featuring this image and more here.

Chad & Beth Winstead: Website | Instagram

wedding couple twirls under a cloudy sky
Photo by Chad & Beth Winstead of Winstead Photo & Video

Read the full article featuring this image and tips on photo gear you don’t need to buy here.