The Art of the Portrait Revealing the Human Essence in Photography

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/14/2016
  • Publisher: Amherst Media

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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.

Author Biography

Rosanne Olson is a portrait and fine art photographer. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and has taught workshops on lighting, portraiture and creativity at Photo Center NW, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Photo Plus Expo (New York), WPPI (Las Vegas) and more.

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