7 Fantastic Photographers in Upstate New York

From the deep waters of the Hudson to the rugged peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, this region is home to some truly stunning scenery – and some amazing artists. Many photographers in upstate New York have been particularly inspired by Washington County’s dramatic landscapes, iconic landmarks and charming towns.

This blog post will introduce you to some of the best local photographers in Washington County. From prints to portraits, they’ll help you capture the memories of a lifetime!


For All Your Photography Needs, Go Local

Typically, local photographers know the best locations & times of day for the perfect shot. This insider knowledge leads to some of the most incredible, creative shots of this area that only a deep understanding and love for our surroundings can give. And the best part is that many of those prints are available for you to take home.

Luckily, many of our local photographers are also well-versed in a variety of styles. Whether you’re looking for a photographer for your vacation, wedding, honeymoon, corporate event, fashion shoot, senior prom photos or professional head-shots, our talented local photographers are happy to help you out!

Reach out to one of these incredible photographers today to book your next photo shoot or secure a copy of your favorite photo!


Clifford Oliver Photography

Born and raised in New York City, Clifford Oliver has spent his adult life in rural New York. Now in Greenwich, Clifford Oliver Photography is well-versed in many styles, including advertising, commercial, lifestyle, editorial and fine art.

From local events like polo racing to senior portraits and weddings, Clifford Oliver is a multi-talented, full service photographer in upstate New York! He offers big city skills with small town care.

View some of his newest work on Facebook or order prints from his website.


Finding Home Photography

Since 2007, Deborah Austin has captured the soul of the Washington County community in her photos. Her work largely focuses on area culture, events, landscapes, architecture and nature, though she’s recently begun a fascinating kaleidoscope series!

Her photos have been used by the Washington County tourism board and the Post Star, as well as a variety of magazines and publications. An artist of many skills, she’s also recently created a large mural for the Canal Street Marketplace in her hometown of Fort Edward, NY!

Learn more on her website or view her gallery on Facebook. Most of her photos are available for purchase as prints!


Ian Crietz

Ian Crietz’ photography centers on a 60-mile radius around his hometown of Cambridge, New York. His photos explore the contrast between the natural & man-made in landscapes and architecture, of which our area offers many subjects.

Take snapshots of Washington County home with you! You can pick up prints of Ian’s work at the Valley Artisan Market in Cambridge.

View his work on Instagram or learn more about the artist.


Kendall McKernon

The rolling hills, merry rivers and stunning vistas of Washington County is upstate New York at its finest. Kendall McKernon’s landscape and cultural photography explores the beauty & rich history of the region and its many incredible shades throughout the changing seasons!

Explore his work online or visit The McKernon Gallery at 216 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY. Available for special appointments, the gallery offers decor, functional and wearable art featuring McKernon’s photographs. Plus, you can also find wood bowls, steampunk-inspired decor, jewelry, paintings and more from other local artists!

Prints of McKernon’s work are available on his website.


Richard Clayton Photography

Furthermore, Granville, New York in the northeast part of the county offers a wide range of interesting natural and man-made landmarks for both professional & amateur photographers to explore!

There, you’ll find many of the gorgeous settings that inspired the work of Richard Clayton Photography. Explore his portfolio to uncover the untold delights hidden in this area’s small towns & forested hills!

Likewise, follow him on Facebook to experience the sights & sounds of Washington County in a multi-media landscape.


Whipple City Studio

The call of the Washington County wild is strong!

After 20 years of teaching at Rochester Institute of Technology & the University of South Carolina, Judith Ellers decided to return to her roots to focus on her art. Now, she calls the bucolic countryside of Easton, New York “home.”

In addition to being one of the best fine art photographers in upstate New York, Judy also paints, does graphic design work and bookmaking! Her work is exhibited year-round at Whipple City Studio at 9 Hill St., Greenwich, NY.

View more of her work on her website!


Whistle Wing Prints

Last but not least, Whistle Wing Prints‘ gallery features some of Washington County’s wildest, most wondrous features. Chiefly, this means birds, barnyards, and the change of the seasons.

Naturally, this focus stemmed from a lifelong love of nature & the great outdoors, which is reflected in her work. Find Kristina’s prints in many local gift shops, farmers markets and craft shows all around the area!



Much More To See, Taste, and Explore!

Of course, we hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into the wide world of photographers in upstate New York.

Visit us in Washington County soon to see the beauty for yourself! For more information about some of the incredible landmarks here, check out our Photographer’s Guide to Lake George’s Eastern Shore.

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