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Time Out With Tanya

Top 10 Photographers to Follow on Pinterest

By Tanya Goodall Smith on June 27th 2014

Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every moment on camera and you can come along, if you’d like. Sign up for my weekly email here so you’ll never miss a Time Out.

Are you on Pinterest? I’m somewhat of a pinning nut, and use it primarily to keep track of photography inspiration or information I want to refer back to later. Here are 10 of my favorite photographers to follow and why. Who are your favorites?

Photographer + Photo Stylist Paulina Arcklin

Paulina is a Finnish, Amsterdam based Lifestyle Photo Stylist and Photographer. Her boards are beautifully curated and if you’re needing some styling ideas for interiors, food or products, this is your go-to-gal.

Alberto Mateo

Madrid Travel Photographer Alberto Mateo pins stunning landscapes, cityscapes and portraits of different cultures all over the world. With a huge following (over 60,000 pinners), Mateo proves Pinterest isn’t just for the Ladies anymore…

Lin & Jirsa

If you’ve been following SLR Lounge for any length of time, you know this incredible photography education resource was started by one of the top wedding photography studios in the Los Angeles area, Lin & Jirsa. Want to learn how to create incredible photos of couples similar to those you see on their pin boards? Check out the SLR Lounge Natural Light Couples Workshop DVD , which was produced by the Lin & Jirsa team.

Kristen Booth – Fairytale Photographer

I love that Kristen Booth’s page has a theme – Fairytale Photographer. Every single one of her boards fit that theme. That is some incredible branding right there!

SLR Lounge

Have you followed our boards yet? Pinning links to your favorite SLR Lounge articles is a great way to keep track of those you want to come back to and read again and again. Especially all the free tutorials and tips you might want to reference at a later date.

David Beckstead – One Crazy Wedding Photographer

International destination wedding photographer, and founder of the Facebook group “Abstract Canvas,” David Beckstead’s boards reflect his passion for creating stunning imagery through impeccable composition, light, shadow, form and emotion. If you’re needing some inspiration for stepping up your compositions, follow David!

Michelle Moore

You know her and love her as the industry’s top High School Senior Photographer with a fashion twist. Michelle Moore pins everything you would need to inspire amazing senior shoots, from posing, styling, wardrobe and set ideas to make-up and teen trends.

Bri Emery / designlovefest

She’s technically a designer, not a photographer, but I love the out-of-the box thinking and colorful, playful boards curated by Bri. Her blog, Design Love Fest (where type and images totally make out) has been one of my favorites for a long time.

Ana Brandt

If you’re into Newborn Photography, this is the board for you. Behind-the-scenes images, poses, props. It’s all here… If you want to learn more about how to take professional looking images of your baby (or get a start as a pro newborn photographer) check out the SLR Lounge Newborn Photography Workshop and Lightroom Presets. I learned so much from this workshop, and was able to tackle my first newborn shoot with confidence.

Trey Ratcliff

Let’s add another Dude to this list, shall we? Trey Ratcliff’s HDR travel photos are making me want to hop on a plane to someplace exotic right now! Hopefully they will inspire you, too. And, if you want to learn more about HDR photography, guess what? We have a workshop for that, too! Click here to view more details on our Guide to Mastering Professional HDR Photography.

Now, I didn’t include myself in this list (because that would just be weird), but I’d love to follow you on Pinterest, so follow me here and I’ll follow you back. Or leave your Pinterest link in the comments so everyone can find you. Happy pinning!

Tanya Goodall Smith is the owner, brand strategist and commercial photographer at WorkStory Corporate Photography in Spokane, Washington. WorkStory creates visual communications that make your brand irresistible to your target market. Join the stock photo rebellion at

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Linda Knight

    Thank you!

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  2. Nikolay Mirchev

    Thanks for sharing these! I’m also in the process of setting up my Pinterest space, I have an account in a long time but never was taking it serious. But recently I invested lots of time and effort on my new website:
    And after reading, including this post, I realized how important for photographers Pinterest could be. So looking forward to following cool photographers and to be followed by cool people ;)

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  3. Aaron Cheney

    Very cool

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  4. Rafael Steffen

    Thanks for sharing great photograhers to inspire us!

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  5. Herm Tjioe

    Looks like Michelle Moore’s screengrab graphic isn’t on, but actually of another photographer listed above.

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  6. Dave Randin

    Pinterest is great for ideas and inspiration!

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  7. Servando Miramontes

    Damn…. I didn’t make the cut… Hahahahahaaha

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