What type of photography earns the most

Andreas Gursky is most famous for his landscape photographs, most of which are taken from the air. Peter Lik is a great personality. And they buy their art for incredible amounts of money. Lynsey Admario is the first photojournalist to be part of our list.

Annie Leibovitz is known as a famous photographer and, in addition, controversial. Leibovitz may be best known for a topless photo she took of Miley Cyrus when the singer and then Disney Channel star was just 15 years old, which Leibovitz ardently defended. Ansel Adams isn't one of the highest-paid photographers of all time, but he's certainly one of the most influential. Morgan Norman is one of the least recognizable names on our list because he works mainly in Europe and Eastern Europe, but that doesn't mean he's worth less.

Nick Brandt is primarily known as a photographer, but he is also a conservationist and uses his photography to show problems with the environment. Gilles Bensimon is known as a member of the old guard of fashion photography. He rose to popularity in the 1960s while working for French Elle. Zhang Jinghua is a Chinese-Singaporean photographer who was named to Forbes' list of 30 under 30 in Asia last year for her fashion photography.

He claimed that his most controversial work, an x-ray of a Boeing 777, was the largest X-ray photograph in the world, but most media believe that the photograph is not real. You haven't lived until you've lived a day in the life of George Steinmetz. Steinmetz has published 4 books, one of which features photos of Africa taken mainly from a motorized paraglider flying over the desert landscape. In ancient times, the Uros of Peru were fishermen who lived in cane boats on Lake Titicaca.

When the Incas began collecting taxes, they stayed on the high seas, expanding their ships to floating islands and adding land from the mainland to grow vegetables. The expansion of tourism over the past twenty years has encouraged them to transform their floating lifestyle into more than 100 family-friendly tourist destinations with shops, cane-boat rides and fantastic observation towers. The Sony Alpha 7c mirrorless digital camera is a compact, full-frame device that is an excellent introduction to full-frame shooting. In this Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless digital camera review, learn about the specifications and features of this camera and find out why it's a great camera for beginners.

In this comparison between the Nikon Z6 II and the Z7 II, learn about the different features of these cameras and which one is best suited for what type of photography. Commercial photography definitely makes money and sees your published work far and wide. Morgan Norman is a classic example of a prolific commercial photographer. It's impossible to list the world's highest-paid photographers without mentioning Gilles Bensimon.

This French photographer has been very successful and has even revived the popular fashion magazine Elle. The world of photojournalism wouldn't be the same with the work of Lynsey Admario. After capturing emotional, raw and captivating images in the midst of dangerous war zones and international conflicts, Lynsey's work expresses the untold stories of what it's like to participate in a conflict. Probably the most recognizable name on the list, Annie Leibovitz has been circling the celebrity world for several years.

Recognized as a photographer of famous actors and musicians, Annie Leibovitz was Vanity Fair's first photographer, working with great artists such as Mick Jagger, Bob Marley, Miley Cyrus and many more. If you're a first-class celebrity, Annie Leibovitz has photographed you. If landscapes and nature are your thing, you probably know Peter Lik very well. With 15 official galleries and countless stores offering their works around the world, it's almost impossible to live life without being exposed to one of Lik's pieces.

So you're wondering who the highest-paid photographers are. When you make a career in photography, you take risks. You may struggle to sell your work for decades. Or you can become a household name and sell your photographs for millions of dollars.

A wide variety of jobs are available in areas related to photography, many of which involve skills other than operating a camera. Job opportunities often arise in the technical aspect of photography, such as editing photos and managing elements of a photo shoot, such as lighting and location. Photographers also sometimes work with a beauty team made up of stylists who help the photographic subjects look exactly the way the photographer or creative director wants them to. Whatever your interests, you're likely to find a job in the field of photography to use your skills and follow your passion.

Nick Veasey is one of the outliers of this group of higher-paid photographers because he works almost exclusively with X-ray photography. Although this isn't the biggest sum on this list, it's still evidence that he's one of the highest-paid photographers today. Today, Annie is arguably one of the highest-paid photographers in the world, and she continues to work in the field of celebrity portraiture. Nobody knows exactly how much Nick Veasey is worth, but he is included in most of the lists of the highest-paid photographers throughout his career, as well as in the top-tier companies he works for.

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John Pfannenstiel
John Pfannenstiel

Born in South Africa, John fell in love on his 14th birthday when his parents presented him with his first camera. After photographing insects, lizards, and snakes in his own backyard, John felt he had found his calling in life, and a career in photography beckoned. John set up his first photography business when he was 23 and has since traveled the world and worked with many famous photographers.