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21 Portrait Photography Lessons from 21 Great Photographers

3 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

My portrait photography education didn't happen in a classroom, library, or workshop. Most of what I learned came from studying my heroes' work, trying to figure out why I loved their pictures, and then putting my own twist on them.
In fact, I can see that my portrait style has come from a never-ending cycle of:
1. Attempting to copy great photographers like Albert Watson and Richard Avedon.
2. Failing miserably, but learning something in the process.
And in this article, I'm going to give you 21 tips, techniques, tricks, and hacks I took from 21 of them - men and women whom I consider the...
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