7 Portrait Photographers Share Their Techniques

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Whether shooting on location or in the studio, successful portrait photographers have the ability to capture a moment that reveals something about their subject in an image and engages the viewer. Here, they share their techniques for getting the shot.

1. Hernan Rodriguez: Meet The People Where They Are

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Interpersonal skills and an artful touch with light make Hernan Rodriguez an exceptional portrait photographer. Read More…

2. An Interview With Elsa Dorfman

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After decades of creating remarkable large-format Polaroid portraits, this legendary photographer has hung up her dark slide for good and looks back on her career. Read More…

3. Miller Mobley: People With Character

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Starting from homemade skateboarding and wakeboarding videos in his native Alabama, Miller Mobley, now living in New York, is making an impact with his stunning celebrity and portrait work. Read More…


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4. Art Streiber: Tell Me What You Want Me To Do

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In his photography of Hollywood’s A-list, Art Streiber coaxes the artists into performing for his camera. Read More…

5. Emily Shur: Illuminating Fame

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Emily Shur creates celebrity portraits that are as fun as they are beautiful. Read More…

6. An Interview With Platon: Portraits Of Power

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Artistic, charming and apolitical, Platon has captured intense and revealing photographs of world leaders. The photographer refrains from passing judgment on these subjects—he invites the viewer to do it. Read More…

7. Jane Queen: Dangerously Dolly

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Bold, striking and sexy, photographer Jane Queen’s alternative portraiture is a stylistic blend of gorgeous women, vivid tattoos and a modern approach to classic pinup. Read More…

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