Native Son: Joe Leavenworth

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Native Son: Joe Leavenworth Searches for His Roots

April 14, 2014 - In his first monograph, the photographers explores the very personal subject of his own adoption and upbringing.  More »

Joe Pugliese Texas Monthly soldiers

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Portraits That Tell Stories: Joe Pugliese’s Photos of Veterans and Their Families

April 11, 2014 - For a Texas Monthly assignment, the Los Angeles-based shooter photographed soldiers returning home from Afghanistan. More »

10 Software Plug-Ins for Portrait Photography

April 10, 2014 - These time-saving apps will help you turn everyday portraits into client-pleasing art. More »

Andrew McConnell Syrian Refugees at Night

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Portraits That Tell Stories: Andrew McConnell’s Photographs of Refugees by Night

April 09, 2014 - The Irish photojournalist used portraiture to raise awareness about people displaced by war and now living in major cities around the world. More »

Rockers International Kingston Jamaica

© Alexander Richter

Kingston Sessions: Exploring Jamaica's Music, Art and Street Culture

April 09, 2014 - Through his collaboration with a writer and art director, photographer Alexander Richter found an audience for a personal project about the Caribbean city.  More »

George Clooney in a suit by Yayoi Kusama for W magazine

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Emma Summerton's Fashionable Portraiture

April 07, 2014 - Whether she’s shooting a portrait or a fashion spread, it all comes down to creating a concept, and then letting the subject shine. More »

Lucas Samaras

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End Frame: Michael Lewis on Lucas Samaras

April 07, 2014 - The portrait photographer talks about the role artifice plays in making images. More »

Fresco Towels ad by Pascal Shirley

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From Assistant to Photographer: Pascal Shirley’s Professional Transition

April 04, 2014 - The Los Angeles-based photographer developed his style by shooting friends on road trips and outdoor adventures, and used personal connections and social media to start landing assignments. More »

Key & Peele photographed by Michael Lewis

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Michael Lewis on How Great Portraits Are Made

April 04, 2014 - The Los Angeles-based photographers shares the lessons he's learned about assuming how his famous subjects want to be photographed. More »

ABC Carpet & Home ad campaign by Jason Madara

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How I Got That Shot: Lighting a Garden at Night

April 03, 2014 - Jason Madara created dramatic nighttime shots of a sculpture garden in an ad campaign for oriental rugs. More »

April 2014 PDN's 30 Cover of PDN by Charlie Engman

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PDN April 2014

April 03, 2014 - Check out the table of contents for the 2014 PDN's 30 issue of Photo District News magazine. More »

An amethyst from the Stan Esbenshade collection

© Jeff Scovil

What's Your Niche: Mineral Photography

April 01, 2014 - Jeff Scovil explains his technique for shooting minerals as well as how he's built his client base. More »

Meiko Takechi Arquillos kid portrait

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Meiko Takechi Arquillos on How Great Portraits Are Made

April 01, 2014 - The Los Angeles-based photographer shares her tips for photographing kids. More »

EZGov co-founders by John Harrington

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John Harrington on How Great Portraits Are Made

March 31, 2014 - The Washington, DC-based photographer talks about how he works with subjects who aren't used to being in front of the camera. More »

Lance Armstrong by Emily Shur

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Emily Shur on How Great Portraits Are Made

March 28, 2014 - The photographer talks about building trust with her subject in order to get the portrait she hopes to capture. More »


© Emma Summerton/Styling by Michael Kucmeroski
Emma Summerton's Fashionable Portraiture


© Charlie Engman
PDN April 2014



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