A look through this lens.
For every person with a camera in their hands, there’s SmugMug. We help photographers like you share the power of your perspective.
This lens has power.
A lens helps us focus. It helps us frame. It brings us closer to the little things we might overlook, and the big things we’ve always dreamed of seeing. A lens gathers light and turns it into
memories, moments, magic. And all of that is powered by the passion and purpose of the photographer behind it.
The moment you look through the viewfinder at something you truly care about—something you want to
preserve, remember, maybe even share—is a moment worth celebrating. Because those images, fueled by that passion and your unique perspective, are powerful.
These are the perspectives of photographers whose subjects and skill are challenging how we see the world.
"This lens is a love letter."
Guided by their own journey and identity, Bryan—also known as Privilege Queen—has taken up the mantle of documenting and preserving their drag community through portraiture.
LEARN MORE "This lens is joy."
As a macro photographer, it’s the little things that make Angie Payne pick up her camera over and over.
LEARN MORE "This lens plants seeds."
For Becca Skinner, the story of where our food comes from is as important as how it’s prepared.
LEARN MORE "This lens exposes injustice."
As Emily Teague steps out of that role to document the people and victims of human trafficking, she’s speaking for those whose stories are often swept under the rug.
LEARN MORE “This lens is my path to self-discovery.”
As a “location-independent” photographer, Andy Best captures sights through the lens most of us only dream of.
LEARN MORE “This lens is my therapy.”
Sapna Reddy approaches photography with a doctor’s eye, crafting images that can calm, soothe, and even heal.
LEARN MORE “This lens is adrenaline.”
When she’s pursuing the perfect light—even climbing a sheer cliff face to get it—Tara Kerzhner is unstoppable.
LEARN MORE “This lens is a time machine.”
After losing hundreds of family photos in a devastating flood, Michal Pechardo decided he’d never miss another moment.
LEARN MORE “This lens changes perspectives.”
Jay Ford uses protest photography as a tool to express his voice, and through it, amplify the voices of others.
What does your lens do?
This lens is my love story.
Anniversary trip to Negril, Jamaica
This lens embraces the weird.
This is Gourdon, and he's just one of the many funny faces captured by my faithful camera. I treasure these moments that allow me to be creative and let the weirdness out to play.
This lens captures what we cannot see.
I love taking long exposures because my lens can capture more than I can't see with my bare eyes. It collects all the light that's there and creates this beautiful image.
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Photos by Anton Lorimer, Jay Ford, Yifei Chen, Gemma Evans, Clay Banks, Christina Gottard, and Anders Jilden