5 Brilliant Minutes with Gregory Heisler

This short video of Gregory Heisler packs so much wisdom and advice for photographers into a little more than 5 minutes. You can’t watch this video and fail to take something away from it.

If you want to hear more from the man, Heisler also has a recent book called Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits, in which he breaks down 50 of his portraits and reveals his creative and technical processes for each shot.

[via PetaPixel]

Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer – New Book

Gregory Heisler Book

50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer is a new book from Gregory Heisler.

From the description:

In this first-ever showcase of his work, Gregory Heisler, one of professional photography’s most respected practitioners, shares 50 iconic portraits of celebrities, athletes, and world leaders, along with fascinating, thoughtful, often humorous stories about how the images were made. From his famously controversial portrait of President George H.W. Bush (which led to the revocation of Heisler’s White House clearance) to his evocative post-9/11 Time magazine cover of Rudolph Giuliani, to stunning portraits of Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Hillary Clinton, Michael Phelps, Muhammad Ali, and many more, Heisler reveals the creative and technical processes that led to each frame.

50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer retails for $40; however, it is currently available for $23.80 on Amazon.com.

Gulf Photo Plus Shootout: JoeyL, Zack Arias & Gregory Heisler

The above video is from Gulf Photo Plus 2011. In it, you’ll see JoeyL and Zack Arias going head-to-head in photo shootout, where each gets 20 minutes to photograph, edit and output an image of a subject they’ve never seen before. There’s also the nice bonus of Gregory Heisler dogging both contestants throughout their shoots.

Also check out Zack Arias’ post on his thought process during the shoot.  Good stuff Zack.

[via Vimeo]