Heisler on Portraiture

Photo District News has a series of excerpts up from Gregory Heisler’s new book – worth clicking through to see how he handled Hugh Grant, Muhammad Ali, Daniel Boulud and Herman Shaw.

Love this from the Hugh Grant segment on posing subjects:

So, as the photographer, you have four choices: (1) be satisfied with whomever they show you; (2) tell them exactly what to do (this can be dangerous); (3) distract them with music and chitchat; or (4) just do nothing and silently bore them until (hopefully) something natural happens.

Alum Dylan Wilson sent me a link to the book, 50 Portraits, a few days ago … and I ordered it. Which makes five or six books I’ve ordered in the last few weeks, I hope I get some time to actually read them soon.