View Birmingham through the lens of 25 local portrait + lifestyle photographers (PHOTOS)

We love seeing the places and faces of Birmingham through local photographers. Photo by @bangimages on Instagram

No photographer on this list is alike, but they all have something in common… They are extraordinary at capturing the people, places, life, and beauty all around Birmingham. If you’re in need of some inspo, keep scrolling to see some of their work, and make sure to give them a follow to bring the inspiration back to your feed.

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5 Bham photographers using creativity during isolation to stay connected

I can’t wait to spend my weekends back with the girls at Queen’s Park, but for now those curbside cocktails work just fine. Photo via Mary Fehr’s Facebook.

Where there’s a will, there’s a creative way. That’s how these Birmingham photographers look at life, as they navigate COVID-19 precautions while still trying to continue their livelihood and passion.

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12 of the most Instagrammable places in Birmingham

One of our favorite Instagram icons—Electra in downtown Birmingham. Photo by @dyoungblood71 on Instagram.

We’re all about keepin’ a fresh feed on Insta, and Birmingham makes it so easy. With its stunning murals, award-winning restaurants and bars, historic landmarks and more, Birmingham is shaping up to be a pretty Instagrammable city. Here are 12 of the most Insta-worthy spots in the ‘Ham.

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Small Business Spotlight: 5 ways Vibestreet Studios is revolutionizing the Birmingham creative scene

Three Men Stand and Smile at Vibestreet Studios
Vibestreet was created in 2015 by Micah Lewis, Joshua Echols and Jerrod Dukes. Photo by Lauren Moore for Bham Now

Micah Lewis, Founder of Vibestreet Studios, and Joshua Echols, Chief Financial Adviser, have been business partners since they were in middle school running a lawn cutting service together.

Now, these guys, together with Jerrod Dukes, Chief Operations Adviser, have created their own professional photography and podcast studio, clothing line and creative space called Vibestreet Studios.

Want to learn more about this up and coming business? Here are five ways Vibestreet is revolutionizing Birmingham’s creative scene:

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Register now for Samford Academy of the Arts’ fall classes, including wedding photography like the pros

Art Wedding, Photography and Piano classes at Samford Academy of Arts
Register now for a range of afternoon and evening classes at Samford Academy of the Arts (Photos via SAA)

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Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? Or maybe learn to play the piano? How about mastering your camera’s manual functions, or understanding basic Italian before your trip? It’s never too late to learn! Samford Academy of the Arts offers a wide choice of afternoon and evening classes for the community.

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22 Birmingham photographers you need to be following on Instagram

Don’t you want to see photos like this alllll the time?! Photo by David Youngblood on Instagram @dyoungblood71.

There’s definitely no shortage of talented photographers in Birmingham. And seeing the city + the beautiful people in it through their lenses is one of our favorite things. We love sharing their work when we can. But we want to do more than just give credit in the captions. Here are 22 local photographers you need to be following on Insta—plus hear from a few about why they do what they do.

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Mementoes of District Six

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on For Freedoms: Civil Rights & Human Rights exhibition. 

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Mementoes of District Six in the Third Space exhibition.

Inside Sloss Furnaces: photo gallery of cool industrial artifacts and details

Industrial
Photos by Cameron Balentine for Bham Now

As a relative newcomer to Birmingham, I still find Sloss Furnaces fascinating and strange. The sheer scale and size of the stacks and structures never fail to impress, but it’s the details, the random industrial stuff inside that captures my attention every time. Check out my photo gallery below, click on pics to enlarge.

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