August 29, 2019

7 Best Photographers and What We Learned From Them About Portrait Photography

7 Best Photographers and What We Learned From Them About Portrait Photography

Most of the time, if you want to learn how to do something right, you need to learn from the masters. For all the Baltimore Portrait Photography out there, here are 7 masters of Modeling Photography and the lessons they have taught us:

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the first photographers to switch to the 35mm format, he also shot his photos exclusively using Leica cameras with a 50 mm lens. Bresson became famous for his black and white photos, which gave his portfolio an avant-garde look.

Annie Liebovitz

Annie Liebovitz became popular for the spreads she did for Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, particularly the picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken on the same day he was shot. Liebovitz claims that you need to be affable, so  that your subject will be more comfortable.

Ansel Adams

Known for his stunning landscapes, Ansel Adams managed to be successful because he is an expert in film processing, and knows his way in and around the dark room.

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Langue, of The Migrant Mother fame, believes that you can get great results if you pick a single theme and then work it to exhaustion.

Yousef Karsh

Yousef was able to evoke a lot of emotions by highlighting the hands of his subjects. Yousef believes that hands play a vital role in every portrait.


This Paris-based photographer believes that what is important is not the medium, but how you bring it out. He proved it by focusing on mundane subjects in Paris rather than shooting celebrities.

Robert Capa

Robert Capa chose to get as close to the subject as possible. An impressive feat considering that he is a war time photographer. He should be an inspiration to those who want to do Baltimore Portrait Photography.