One of the most influential wedding & portrait photographers

I’ve been listed as one of the most influential wedding and portrait photographers on the BrandSmasher website. A big honor indeed, especially if you look at the company I keep in that list. Now, it didn’t necessarily imply best wedding & portrait photographers, but merely most influential and who does a lot of work behind the scenes. I was called a “blogging & education machine.” And that I am.

With five books on photography lighting and flash photography, some of which have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Polish, there is a certain reach. I’d like to feel I have touched and influenced photographers across the planet.

My Tangents website filled with info and tutorials photographers, get millions of visitors every year. And with the workshops and presentations that I do, yes, I’m going to revel a little bit in this. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years, and an especially big thanks in all my clients who had enough trust in me as their wedding photographer.

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1 Carlos Sandoval February 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Yes, damn straight! Neil has been a great influence in my shooting. His books were really eye openers. I now see and feel light like I´ve never imagined. Neil is a great teacher and always helps through his tangents forum, never hesitating to answer any doubts you might have; questions are never too much for him. Thumbs up for his work, BIG time!


2 Edward Gill February 24, 2014 at 12:34 am

And well deserved! Glad you’re getting credit for all the hard work and selfless sharing.



3 cipriani photography April 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm

I am a big fan of yours. Your blog is a source of inspiration!


4 Val Mirov April 15, 2014 at 4:46 pm

I learned from you, Neil. Making a living with it is another thing but I’m staying optimistic!


5 Neil Burton September 2, 2014 at 5:13 pm

I’ve bought two of Neil’s books; on and off camera flash. Neil is a master of both and has helped me no end with my use of light. I don’t fear flash nearly as much & use the books and his tangents site regularly as points of reference. Thanks!


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