Gregory Heisler

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.

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Here’s a great little vignette with Gregory Heisler talking about the things it takes to get genuine expressions on portrait subjects.

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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.

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