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Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous by Brian Smith

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Chapter 7. Pose Gesture Emotion

Posing is less of a science and more like being a good host. Make your subjects comfortable, relaxed, and engaged so their personalities can shine through.

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ELLEN HOLLMANPhotographed in Park City, Utah, for Art & Soul

Can a facial expression tell a story? A better question might be, can it tell just one?

As a way to spread the message about the importance of arts funding, we set up a portrait gallery at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival for the Art & Soul project in partnership with The Creative Coalition and Sony shooting portraits of stars like Sam Jackson, Oliver Platt, and Adrian Grenier.

Indie film actress Ellen ...

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