The Art of the Portrait

The Art of the Portrait

Revealing the Human Essence in Photography

Book - 2016
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Rosanne Olson is a master at capturing exquisite portraits that speak to viewers intimately. She is highly skilled at connecting with her clients, devising a portrait concept that suits the personality of the person in front of the lens, and optimally using posing, composition, and lighting and exposure techniques to achieve an evocative, polished, and memorable portrait.

In this book, Olson shares her interpersonal and technical working habits. She presents portraits of a wide range of subjects -- from kids to teens/seniors, to adult couples and groups -- and even pets. For each portrait presented, she discusses the decisions she made from the moment the subject stepped in front of the camera to the end of the session. You'll get great insight into Olson's well-oiled approach for photographing private portraits and commercial work. With the targeted skills outlined in this book, readers will approach each session with a new level of inspiration and competence.
Publisher: Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781608959730
Characteristics: 127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Call Number: 778.92 OLS


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Aug 22, 2017

Excellent book for photographers entering a field of portrait photography. It's full of artfully done photographs and wonderful suggestions. My favorite chapter was on coaching the subject as very few books talk about it.


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